Checking In: San Diego's Golf Academy of America

Dec 6, 2010

Mark King, CEO of Taylor Made-adidas Golf, took time to speak to students at the Golf Academy of America in San Diego.

Employment candidates these days must have a more professional approach, King said, and Golf Academy of America students have an advantage in this department. He also said that, as employees, GAA graduates are well rounded and understand the concepts of teaching, accounting, sales, management, and communications.

The Golf Academy of America recently helped raise money to fund veteran-owned and American Indian businesses and economic development opportunities.

As a corporate sponsor, GAA entered a foursome at a golf tournament in nearby Coronado, CA. The event, presented by the San Diego Elite Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network and Walking Shield, Inc., was played at the Naval Air Station North Island's Sea 'N Air Golf Club.

The Golf Academy team of Steve Kaese, Jonathan Standiford, Kellen Tallada, and Scott Weedman took first place in the event with a scramble score of 14-under.

Pete Veris was named Titleist Sales Representative of the Year for the second time in his 10-year career with the golf manufacturer.

Veris, a 20-year golf industry veteran, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Golf Academy of America, formerly San Diego Golf Academy.