Around Golf Academy of America

Jun 14, 2011

He's now the kid the fireman saves in that slightly surreal DirecTV commercial, but all the fuss about six year-old Max Page--son of Golf Academy of America's Buck Page--began when he revealed his amazing Darth Vader powers during a Super Bowl commercial for Volkswagen back in January.

The Orange County Register online provides an update about the rising star (who, by the way, fired up that VW using only mind power), which includes charity appearances, an ongoing role on "The Young and the Restless," and an encore of the "little Darth" spot this summer when the 2012 Passat hits the market.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram online described how Army Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Freeman was asked to "secure the colors and make sure they don't touch the ground," on the 17th hole at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, a PGA TOUR event.

The volunteer duty was a breeze for the golf fanatic, who recently left the military after 20 years of service and whose next stop is Golf Academy of America in Orlando where he'll be a student.

Chris Hunkler, President of Golf Academy of America, was on hand for the Orlando campus graduation recently, where he congratulated Valedictorian Jin Ho Yoo (left) and his nephew Kyle Hunkler.

GAA served as the official presenting sponsor for the Country Club of Paducah Junior Golf Classic on June 6 in Paducah, KY. This was the first year for GAA to be involved with the event and the second year the junior golf tournament has been held at the Robert Trent Jones-designed course.

"This is a great opportunity for Golf Academy of America and we are excited to be a part of this junior golf event," said Chris Hunkler. "We believe junior golf is a great way to grow the game as these players are the future of the sport. These junior players share with us a passion for the game of golf, so it is a perfect fit for us."