Doug Hammer, PGA
Director of Instruction
Doug Hammer is a PGA professional and has experience with golfers of all levels from all over the world. His client list consists of beginners to top ranked amateurs and professional players. His philosophy is simple—there is no perfect swing for everyone. Doug is a student of the game and studies every technique to be able to help every golfer, no matter what they may be working on or learning. In addition to helping grow the game of golf through teaching, Doug also conducts custom clubfitting in the Callaway Performance Center at Troon North. It is important to have equipment that fits your game—if you are playing equipment that is not correct for you, you may be able to improve your scores by improving the clubs you play. Doug is an experienced clubfitter and can help you with any equipment questions you may have or can make recommendations for the best clubs to fit your style of play.
Doug Hammer is a Class A member of the Southwest Section of the PGA of America. Since 1999, Doug has worked for Troon Golf in various capacities and has been a PGA member since 2001. Originally from a small community in southeast Iowa, Doug came to Arizona in 1997 to enter the golf business. Doug began with Troon Golf at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa as an assistant golf professional and began teaching as much as possible. In 2001, he became the head golf professional at The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA and in 2002, the Director of Instruction at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, IL where Doug began working with Troon Golf Director of Education and Top 100 teacher, Tim Mahoney. Doug spent four years as the Director of Instruction at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ, prior to coming to Troon North in December of 2007. He also has international experience working as Director of Instruction for the David Duval Golf Academy in Miyazaki, Japan, and the Banyan Tree Club and Spa in Seoul, South Korea.
Doug is a regular contributor to Golf Tips Magazine and is recognized as one of their Top 30 instructors. Doug is also a 2-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game award winner, and has been nominated for Southwest Section Teacher of the Year.
Guy Shaw, British PGA
Guy has been playing golf since the age of 13 and upon leaving school he embarked on what would turn out to be a lifelong career in the golf business.
His formative years were spent in several private golf clubs in England whilst studying for his British PGA qualification. During his 20’s he spent several years playing on the MasterCard/Challenge Tour and Euro Tour.
His playing career highlights are finishing runner up in a MasterCard Challenge Tour event, Leicestershire PGA Matchplay Champion 1996, Leicestershire PGA Assistants Strokeplay Champion 2003, winner of The Midland PGA Assistants Order of Merit 1994 and Leicestershire PGA County Open Champion 2002 & 2003 – in 2003 shooting a course record of 61 in the second round; a record which still stands to this day.
Guy’s understanding of the fundamentals of the golf swing is exceptional and having spent over 20 years teaching golf, his style of teaching is certainly not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. He understands that every golf student has different requirements and abilities and this is what drives his teaching methods. Players of all levels benefit from his straightforward approach and unique understanding of the game of golf, its principles, its equipment and techniques.
Guy is a Class A member of the British PGA.
Ryan Mahoney, PGA
Callaway Fitting Specialist
Certified Assistant Instructor
Ryan is a PGA Professional and worked at Troon North Golf Club for the past nine years. During his tenure he has had the opportunity to teach alongside such renowned instructors as Tim Mahoney, Steve Dahlby, and Doug Hammer. While at Troon North, Ryan has provided instruction to hundreds of guest from all around world and has also taught dozens of clinics to various golfers of all abilities. Ryan is also in charge of the Troon North Junior Academy. The Academy provides juniors of all levels, the opportunity to learn the game in exciting and new ways, without compromising the most important factor, fun!
Ryan’s philosophy is simple and easy to comprehend, he does not teach one method but emphasizes on creating a swing that will provide consistency. Ryan feels that focusing on progressive learning and having fun is the key to success in golf.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Ryan currently presides as the Lead Fitting Specialist in the Callaway Performance Center. The CPC, as it is more commonly known, allows guest to be fit utilizing the same cutting edge fitting equipment, which is used on many of today’s stars on the PGA, LPGA, and European Tours.
Ryan Graduated from Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and in Finance. Ryan played college golf at Eckerd, where he earned numerous accolades including; Second Team all Sunshine State Conference his freshman year and posted countless top twenty finishes throughout his four year career at Eckerd.
The Golf Academy at Troon North
At The Golf Academy at Troon North, we have created an academy for everyone. Whether you are looking for the intense training of a 1:1 experience with your coach or if you are looking for some basic coaching prior to hitting the course for 18 holes of Arizona’s best golf experience, we have an academy that fits your schedule and goals.
The Golf Academy at Troon North was created by Director of Instruction, Doug Hammer. Doug is the featured instructor for all golf academies at Troon North Golf Club. The philosophy of our academy is simple, treat each person as an individual and work to improve their skills according to their own abilities and experience.
We take a holistic approach to your academy experience by including everything Troon North has to offer in each program. Guests will not only experience the best coaching in Scottsdale, but they will dine in the Dynamite Grille, play on Troon North’s top ranked courses, and experience the Callaway Performance Center for a complete game evaluation.
If you have further questions or to book your golf experience, please contact Doug Hammer at 480-585-5300 ext. 251, or email Dhammer@troongolf.com
Fundamental Golf Academy Experience:
Our Fundamental Academy focuses on the basic essentials of golf while allowing plenty of time for guests to enjoy all 18 holes of Troon North’s top ranked golf courses. Our fundamental academy consists of 3 hours instruction daily (typically 9:00 to 12:00), lunch in the Dynamite Grille, and 18 holes of golf at Troon North.
Cost: $595 per day **call for specials and seasonal pricing 3:1 max student/teacher
Exclusive Golf Academy Experience:
Our Exclusive Academy is just that, Exclusive. Featuring a 1:1 or 2:1 coaching option, the Exclusive Academy is perfect for the player looking to get the most out of their academy experience and develop skills needed to reach their golf goals. Our Exclusive Academy consists of 5 hours instruction daily (typically 8:00 to 1:00), lunch in the Dynamite Grille, and unlimited golf course and range access. Instruction focuses on playing the game, with on course coaching each morning in addition to video and launch monitor analysis on the range.
Cost: $795 per day for 1:1 coaching **call for specials and seasonal pricing
$1295 per day for 2:1 coaching
Special Engagement Golf Academy Experience:
Our Special Engagement Academies will feature a guest instructor and focus on specific aspects of the game, such as short game development, mental toughness, and physical fitness. All Special Engagement Academies will be 3 day events and will be limited to specified dates. Save this page or contact Dhammer@troon.com for information on dates and guest instructors.
All Golf Academy reservations can be made by contacting 480-585-5300, ext. 251 or by Email at Dhammer@troon.com.
2014-2015 Private Lesson Offerings from Troon North
Video your golf swing and email it to one of our staff instructors. Our staff uses Swing At 'em, V1 Golf, and iPing Applications for the IPhone, IPad, and IPod Touch. Call or email for requirements and get started submitting your swings for analysis!
Cost: $25 per video OR purchase 10 assessments for $200!
Prices valid August 30th, 2014 - May 31, 2015
One Hour Private Lesson
Doug Hammer, PGA, Director of instruction
Standard Rate - $150
Resident Member Rate - $135
Guy Shaw, British PGA
Standard Rate - $125
Resident Member Rate - $100
Ryan Mahoney, PGA
Standard Rate - $100
Resident Member Rate - $80
*All Private Lessons with Director of Instruction/Teaching Professionals include video analysis with the Swing At 'em instructional software on the IPad
**A junior can join any lesson with a paying adult for no charge!
One Hour Junior Private Lesson
Director of Instruction - $90
British PGA Teaching Professional - $65
PGA Teaching Professional - $65
One Hour Group Lesson
Rate is based on Private Lesson rate plus $25 per person
eg. 4 person group with Director of Instruction
($150 + (3 x $25) = $225)...$225 / 4 = $56.25 per person)
Two Hour Playing Lesson
Doug Hammer, PGA, Director of Instruction
Standard Rate - $300
Resident Member Rate - $250
Guy Shaw, British PGA
Standard Rate - $250
Resident Member Rate - $200
Ryan Mahoney, PGA
Standard Rate - $200
Resident Member Rate- $160
Game Improvement Packages with Director of Instruction
Three (3) one hour lessons
Standard Rate - $375
Resident Member Rate - $325
Five (5) one hour lessons
Standard Rate - $625
Resident Member Rate - $575
Ten (10) one hour lessons
Standard Rate - $1200
Resident Member Rate - $1100
Four (4) one hour lessons + 9 hole playing lesson
Standard Rate - $675
Resident Member Rate - $600
Four (4) one hour lessons + Callaway Perf. Center Fitting
Standard Rate - $650
Resident Member Rate - $550
All Game Improvement Packages are with Director of Instruction. Similar Packages are available for other instructors, call for pricing and availability.
The golf instruction staff at Troon North Golf Club also offers a variety of custom, group and corporate programs including:
golf exhibitions, on-course video analysis, playing lessons and private full or half day programs. Contact the teaching center at 480.585.5300 ext. 251
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these exciting programs.
Corporate and group golf instruction programs are the perfect way to make you business meetings more successful, productive, and memorable. Or if you are traveling with your group for pleasure, what better way to show your group a great time than treating them to some entertaining and educational golf instruction. Choose and customize your program from a menu of activities designed to strengthen your relationship with clients, create a memorable experience, and build camaraderie among your guests. Options include one, two, or three-hour clinics and custom full day and multi-day programs for instruction. Our PGA professional staff can even provide your guests with a unique and enjoyable golf school followed by a Pro-Am competition or golf outing.
Instructional Demonstrations — $150.00
Add a special touch to your tournament or outing. Doug Hammer, Director of Instruction is available for entertaining and educational demonstrations of the golf swing during warm-up prior to your event.
Pros on The Practice Tee — $150 plus $25 per person
Our PGA professional staff is available for “tournament day tips” during warm-up prior to the tournament.
Video Swing Analysis & Take-home CD (16 person minimum) — $40 per person
This program is designed to add a personal touch to your golf outing. Our Professionals will video the swing of each golfer in your outing. All participants will receive an email of their swings with a professional analysis. Email can be personalized with your company logo, name, and date of your golf outing.
On-Course Instruction (4 person minimum) — $150.00 per person
This program is designed to create enjoyment among your group on the golf course. Our professional staff will join your group on the course to provide instruction, course management, and fun! Typically one professional can cover 2 to 4 groups, playing intervals of the course with each group.
One-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people) — $50.00 per person
Usually a single topic clinic covering full swing or short game. Students will rotate through breakout stations covering various aspects of the game.
Two-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people) — $80.00 per person
Usually a multiple topic clinic covering full swing and chipping or putting. Students will rotate through breakout stations covering various aspects of the game.
Three-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people) — $120.00 per person
Topics typically include, but not limited to: Full swing, chipping and putting, and pitching. Students will rotate through breakout stations covering various aspects of the game.
**Clinics may be customized to meet any schedule. 90 minutes sessions are available. Call for Pricing.
Corporate and Group Performance Packages
The Authorized Performance Center at Troon North is one of nine Callaway Performance Centers in the United States. We offer dynamic clubfitting using the best technology in the business to evaluate your equipment and your game. Add to your golf experience at Troon North by having your group experience the Callaway Performance Center first hand. We offer several opportunities to experience the best fitting experience in the country.
Total Game Fittings (allow appx. 2 hours per person) | $150 per person
Our staff will evaluate your game and fit every club in your bag to maximize your potential.
A-La-Carte Fittings (allow appx. 1 hour per person) | $60 per person
Our staff can fit your group for whatever aspect they want to focus on, irons, drivers/woods, or wedges and putters.
Long Drive Competitions | $250
See who is the longest driver in your group, or who has the highest swing speed. You can rent the Performance Center prior to, or after your outing to have a fun competition to see who is the best driver in your group.
Closest to the Pin Competitions | $250
Test your group’s skill level by having a closest to the pin contest using our technology in the Performance Center. Our computers can measure to the foot how close your shot is to the pin! Rent the center before or after your outing for a fun experience your group will be talking about when they get back to the office.
Group Incentives | Call for Pricing
There is not a better gift for your group than a new Callaway Golf Club, especially if it is custom built for them. Callaway produces the best equipment in golf. Give your group the gift of a new Callaway driver or wedge, or even an Odyssey Putter.
For more information on corporate/group outings contact the teaching center at
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"Our Groupon/Get Golf Ready campaign is nearing its end for the summer. Our final 3 weeks of May will feature and open forum format for all Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday clinics. Open forum will give you the opportunity to ask questions about any part of the game. We will practice all aspects during these sessions, so bring your clubs and bring your questions!
Additionally, we will be extending the expiration dates of your groupons. While the promotional period ends on May 31, we will have 8 additional clinics during the summer. These clinics will be on Saturdays in June and July at 9:00 AM. As of July 31, all current Groupon offers will be considered expired. You will be able to book for these Summer Saturday Sessions the same way you are currently booking Groupon clinics.
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