- Private Lessons
- Corporate / Groups
- Junior Academy
- Yoga for Golfers
- Groupon GGR Topics 2016
- Ladies Clinics
- Vanguard Crew Clinics 2016
- Summer Junior Camp
Doug Hammer, PGA
Director of Instruction
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 3-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game award winner, and has been nominated for Southwest Section Teacher of the Year.
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Guy Shaw, British PGA
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.
Callaway Fitting Specialist
Ryan is a Class A PGA Professional and has worked at Troon North Golf Club for the past thirteen 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 thousands of guests from all around the world and has also taught hundreds of clinics to various golfers of all abilities.
Ryan is also in charge of the Troon North Junior Academy which, consists of our junior clinics, summer and winter camps, Elite-Masters year long program, Ping Junior Interclub team and PGA Junior League. Under Ryan’s guidance, our Troon North Junior Academy has become one of Arizona’s premiere junior programs for kids of all abilities to learn, develop, and grow their passion for the game of golf. Ryan has been recognized as one of US Kids Golf Top 50 Coaches, Honorable Mention over the past five consecutive years.
Ryan also oversees our player development programs designed for women golfers of all skill levels. This includes our popular “Mulligans and Martinis” clinic as well as clinics during the weekend and playing clinics, offered Friday afternoons.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Ryan presides as the one of the Callaway 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’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 preparation, progressive learning and having fun, is the key to being successful at golf. Ryan was first introduced to the game when he was a young kid growing up on Bainbridge Island, WA. His eventual passion for golf earned him a scholarship to play for Eckerd College, located in St. Petersburg, FL. Ryan would go on to earn his Bachelor Degrees in both Business Management and Finance.
To learn more about the Callaway Performance Center and the Fitting process follow this link for more information.
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.
5 Day Golf Academy Experience:
Our 5 Day Academy is our most comprehensive program, giving students plenty of time to experience everything Troon North has to offer. Guests can choose from our Exclusive program or our Standard program. The Exclusive program features instruction for 5 hours daily (typically 8:00 to 1:00), followed by lunch in the Dynamite Grille and 18 holes of golf at Troon North daily. Over 5 days, guests will experience our complete short and long game instruction programs, detailed clubfitting in the Callaway Performance Center and Odyssey Putting Studio, and on course coaching. Video and Trackman Launch Monitor analysis is included in all programs.
Exclusive Pricing: Standard Pricing:
Single- $3975 Single - $2975
Twosome - $2975 pp Twosome - $2475 pp
Threesome - $2475 pp Threesome - $2250 pp
Foursome - $2250 pp Foursome - $1990 pp
3 Day Golf Academy Experience:
Our 3 Day Academy is our most popular program, allowing students to experience everything Troon North has to offer in a long weekend. Guests can choose from our Exclusive program or our Standard program. The Exclusive program features instruction for 5 hours daily (typically 8:00 to 1:00), followed by lunch in the Dynamite Grille and 18 holes of golf at Troon North daily. Over 3 days, guests will experience our complete short and long game instruction programs, detailed clubfitting in the Callaway Performance Center and Odyssey Putting Studio, and on course coaching. Video and Trackman Launch Monitor analysis is included in all programs.
Exclusive Pricing: Standard Pricing:
Single- $2395 Single - $1785
Twosome - $1795 pp Twosome - $1485 pp
Threesome - $1495 pp Threesome - $1347 pp
Foursome - $1350 pp Foursome - $1185 pp
2 Day Golf Academy Experience:
Our 2 Day Academy is great for players who have not had much instruction or are just getting back into the game. Guests can choose from our Exclusive program or our Standard program. The Exclusive program features instruction for 5 hours daily (typically 8:00 to 1:00), followed by lunch in the Dynamite Grille and 18 holes of golf at Troon North daily. Over 2 days, guests will experience our complete short and long game instruction programs, and receive on course coaching on Day 2. Video and Trackman Launch Monitor analysis is included in all programs.
Exclusive Pricing: Standard Pricing:
Single- $1590 Single - $1190
Twosome - $1195 pp Twosome - $990 pp
Threesome - $995 pp Threesome - $895 pp
Foursome - $895 pp Foursome - $790 pp
1 Day Golf Academy Experience:
Our 1 Day Academy is great for players who may only have one day to dedicate to golf while in Scottsdale, or who just want that one tip to help them enjoy their golf vacation. Guests can choose from our Exclusive program or our Standard program. The Exclusive program features instruction for 5 hours daily (typically 8:00 to 1:00), followed by lunch in the Dynamite Grille and 18 holes of golf at Troon North daily. Over the course of the day, guests will our complete short and long game instruction programs. Video and Trackman Launch Monitor analysis is included in all programs.
Exclusive Pricing: Standard Pricing:
Single- $795 Single - $595
Twosome - $595 pp Twosome - $495 pp
Threesome - $495 pp Threesome - $449 pp
Foursome - $450 pp Foursome - $395 ppAll Golf Academy reservations can be made by contacting 480-585-5300, ext. 251 or by Email at Dhammer@troon.com.
2016-2017 Private Lesson Offerings from Troon North
Staff Lesson Rates:
***Troon North Residents Receive 10% of posted rates, notify staff at time of booking
***Additional students may join any instructor, add $25 per person/per hour
***Junior Golfers, 17 and under may join any adult private lesson at no charge
***All Private lessons with PGA instruction staff will include video and Trackman Launch monitor analysis on request
Youth Golf Instruction Rates (Ages 17 and under):
On Course Instruction:
***Due to elevated business levels at Troon North, playing lessons are ONLY available at 2:00 PM or later daily.
***Rates include course fees
***Rates are for 1 person, additional guests may join any instructor for $25 per person/per hour
Game Improvement Private Lesson Packages:
Package of Three (1) Hour Lessons
Package of Six (1) Hour Lessons
Package of Ten (1) Hour Lessons
Package 4 (1) Hour Lessons + 2 Hour On Course Lesson
***Troon North Residents Receive 10% discount off all Game Improvement Packages
***All Game Improvement Plans included detailed analysis of each session posted to Edufii’s online coaching platform for continued improvement after your time at Troon North. Visit www.edufii.com for information.
Practice Plans at Troon North Golf Club:
At Troon North, guests may schedule practice sessions utilizing our Trackman, SAM Puttlab, and other technology. Troon North coaching staff will set up and calibrate systems prior to your arrival. Spend your time analyzing your game on Trakman or SAM Puttlab, or setup a package with Director of Instruction, Doug Hammer to set benchmarks for improvement. Call for Scheduling. Visit
One Hour Practice Sessions on Either SAM PuttLab or Trackman
$65 per hour
To Enhance your practice sessions, we suggest one of the following Practice Plans. Director of Instruction, Doug Hammer, will help you understand the information collected and establish benchmarks and set a plan for achieving those benchmarks.
Trackman/SAM PuttLab Practice Plan #1
One hour instruction + 2 Hours of Practice time $250
Trackman/SAM PuttLab Practice Plan #2
Two Hours instruction + 3 Hours of Practice time $450
Trackman/SAM Puttlab Practice Plan #3
Four Hours Instruction + 6 Hours of Practice time $850
To Book your Appointment, click link below, or Email Dhammer@troon.com or Call 480-585-5300, ext. 251
Corporate & Group Instruction
- 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
- Our PGA professional staff is available for “tournament day tips” during warm-up prior to the tournament.
Cost: $150 plus $25 per person
Video Swing Analysis & Take-home CD (16 person minimum)
- 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.
Cost: $40 per person
On-Course Instruction (4 person minimum)
- 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.
Cost: $150.00 per person
One-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people)
- Usually a single topic clinic covering full swing or short game. Students will rotate through breakout stations covering various aspects of the game.
Cost: $50.00 per person
Two-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people)
- Usually a multiple topic clinic covering full swing and chipping or putting. Students will rotate through breakout stations covering various aspects of the game.
Cost: $80.00 per person
Three-hour Clinic (3 to 100 people)
- 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.
Cost: $120.00 per person
Corporate and Group Performance Packages
Total Game Fittings (allow appx. 2 hours per person)
- Our staff will evaluate your game and fit every club in your bag to maximize your potential.
Cost: $150 per person
A-La-Carte Fittings (allow appx. 1 hour per person)
- Our staff can fit your group for whatever aspect they want to focus on, irons, drivers/woods, or wedges and putters.
Cost: $60 per person
Long Drive Competitions
- 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
- 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
Call 480.585.5300 ext. 251 or
Groupon Get Golf Ready
Hello! Our Groupon Get Golf Ready Golf Clinics will begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Clinics will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 4:00 PM through May 31, 2017. To be eligible to attend, you must have a valid, non-expired Groupon that must be presented at the first clinic. Clinic topics are listed below and will be available to book at 4:00 PM exactly 7 days in advance of the clinic date. Classes are limited to 12 participants, so sign up early to guarantee your spot. We will repeat this program several times and offer plenty of clinics for all who have purchased. If you are having trouble booking or simply have questions, please email Dhammer@troon.com for assistance.
**Have an expired Groupon? Send me an email for options, Dhammer@troon.com
***Due to the high demand for our clinics in February, March and April, we will be adding a 3:00 PM session on Saturdays beginning Feb. 11th. Both the 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM session will be the same topic listed on the schedule.
Booking Instructions, please read carefully before clicking link below:
Saturday Morning Clinics:
Jan1/7 Putting/Speed Control
1/14 Chipping/Low Shots
1/21 Pitching/ High Shots
Feb2/4 100 yards and in
2/18 Hybrid and Fairway woods
March3/4 Full Swing Fundamentals
3/11 Proper Practice Habits
3/18 Putting/ Speed Control
3/25 Chipping/ Low Shots
April4/1 Pitching/High Shots
4/15 100 yards and in
4/29 Hybrid and Fairway Woods
5/13 Full Swing Fundamentals
5/20 Proper Practice Habits
Mulligans and Martinis Clinics:
January1/11 Putting: Make more short putts
1/18 Putting: Speed Control/Green reading
1/25 Chipping: Contact/ Landing zone
February2/1 Pitching: Low vs. High
2/8 Greenside Bunkers
2/15 Wedges: 100 yards and in
2/22 Irons: Contact
March3/1 Hybrids vs. Fairway Woods
3/8 Driver- Power Sources
3/15 Trouble Shots
3/22 Putting: Make more short putts
3/29 Putting: Speed control/Green reading
April4/5 Contact/Landing zone
4/12 Pitching: Low vs. High
4/19 Greenside Bunkers
4/26 Wedges: 100 yards and in
May5/3 Irons: Contact
5/10 Hybrids vs. Fairway Woods
5/17 Driver- Power Sources
5/24 Trouble Shots