New golf gigs for GAA students

Apr 7, 2011

Sports footwear manufacturer Etonic Worldwide announced the addition of veteran sales representative David Miller to cover its Southern California territory. Miller is a graduate of the Golf Academy of America and lives in Temecula, Calif., with his wife and two children.

Miller has been in the golf industry for eight years in a variety of positions including retail sales, club fitting and sales. Along with Etonic, he currently represents two other golf lines in his established territory.

John Rook III is the new golf professional at the Kane Country Club in western Pennsylvania. A 2005 graduate of Kane Area High School, Rook attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and has qualified as an apprentice under the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA).

In 2010, Rook worked at Eagle Harbor Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla. He also had a "dream job" serving as a golf pro on a cruise ship. He gave lessons on the ship and played golf with his students when the ship docked at ports throughout the Caribbean.

Overachiever Brad Smith wants a career in accounting and golf, so he recently landed an accounting internship with DFT Communications. He is currently a senior at State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia in Accounting and Business Administration.

In 2007, Smith graduated from Golf Academy of America, Myrtle Beach campus, with an Applied Associate's Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management. He is a Level 2 PGA Apprentice and is working toward obtaining his Class A PGA card, the highest level of golf certification.

Brad is also the Assistant Golf Pro at Peek' N Peak Resort and the Junior Clinic Instructor at Sunset Valley Golf Course in Lakewood, New York. In his spare time, he is the assistant varsity boys' basketball coach at Sherman Central School.