We recently had our first Student Affairs Meeting of the semester. I was nominated 1st Semester class representative, and class reps from the three other semesters and I met with members of the faculty to discuss what’s happening on campus.
The 18-hole qualifier for the Golf Academy of America Club Team is February 23rd at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. We played there last week, and the course was in fantastic shape. The top 8 finishers in the 40-man qualifier will be representing the Academy March 28th and 29th at Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona. The school is paying for everything except transportation. Our school has a few sticks, and I think they will represent the Academy very well. Great news! The age restriction has been lifted, meaning anyone at the school can try to qualify.
The Summer Tournament Schedule has been released, and while it’s still tentative, the list of courses that we get to play is pretty spectacular: Bear Creek/Biltmore, Lone Tree, Oakwood, Ocotillo, Encanterra, Legacy, Camelback, Raven, Whirlwind – Cat Tail and Devil’s Claw, ASU Karsten, and Grayhawk.
From time to time, we have different equipment manufacturers visit our campus. One of the club makers we work with is Mizuno, and they will be on campus later this semester for a day of demonstrations and fittings.
I told you in one of my earlier posts that one of the reasons I was glad I chose to attend the Phoenix campus was Career Placement Director Fred Barr. For the 2nd year-in-a-row, The Golf Academy of America Phoenix had the highest job placement percentage of all 34 Virginia College campuses at 95%. That’s a big deal, and there’s a really nice banner hanging outside of Fred’s office to prove it! Fred is very well-connected to the Arizona golf scene, and we’re lucky we get to work with him.
At the Golf Academy, we are responsible for learning all 34 Rules. From time to time, I will be posting rules that every golfer should be familiar with.
Rule 2-4: Concession of Match, Hole or Next Stroke
A player may concede a match at any time prior to the start or conclusion of that match. A player my concede a hole at any time prior to the start or conclusion of that hole. A player may concede his opponent’s next stroke at any time, provided the opponent’s ball is at rest. A concession may not be declined or withdrawn.