Doug Hammer, PGA
Director of Instruction


 

How to Get Up & Down out of a Bunker 

  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 is also a Callaway Master Club-fitter, and oversees 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.  Club-fitting is an important part of the improvement process and Doug 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 3-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game award winner, and has been nominated for Southwest Section Teacher of the Year.

Follow Doug:
www.facebook.com/hammertheball
www.twitter.com/hammertheball

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Doug Hammer


 

Guy Shaw, British PGA
Certified Instructor

 
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.
 

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Guy Shaw


Ryan Mahoney,PGA
Callaway Fitting Specialist
Certified Instructor


 
 

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.
 

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Ryan Mahoney


 

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 pp

 All Golf Academy reservations can be made by contacting 480-585-5300, ext. 251 or by Email at Dhammer@troon.com
 

 
 
 

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 is also a Callaway Master Club-fitter, and oversees 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.  Club-fitting is an important part of the improvement process and Doug 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 3-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game award winner, and has been nominated for Southwest Section Teacher of the Year.



Follow Doug Hammer:
https://www.facebook.com/hammertheball
https://twitter.com/hammertheball

 

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Doug Hammer

   

Guy Shaw, British PGA
Certified Instructor

 
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.
 

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Guy Shaw


Ryan Mahoney, PGA
Callaway Fitting Specialist
Certified Assistant Instructor

 
 

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.

Click Here to Book a Lesson with Ryan Mahoney

Corporate & Group Instruction

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

  • 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.

Cost: $150.00


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

**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) 

  • 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.

Cost: $250


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.

Cost: $250


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
480.585.5300 ext. 251 or dhammer@troongolf.com

 
 
For more information or to sign-up 
Call 
480.585.5300 ext. 251 or
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Groupon/Travelzoo, 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

Booking Instructions, please read carefully before clicking link below:

  • Once you click the link, please click "View Clinics".  DO NOT click "Book Appointment" as this will take you to our private lesson booking screen and you will be responsible for any private lesson fees booked.
  • After clicking "View Clinics", simply scroll down until you find "GROUPON/Get Golf Ready" Clinics
  • Choose your clinic and start the booking process.  If you are a first time user, you will be prompted to set up a username and password.  Write these down as you will need for all future bookings.
  • If you do not see the clinic you are looking for, check to make sure you are looking 7 days or less in advance.   Clinics will not publish until at exactly 4:00 PM, exactly 7 days in advance.

Click Here to Book a Clinic


Clinic topics

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays
Oct. 18 - Fairway Woods/Hybrids Oct. 20 - Full Swing Overview Oct. 22 - Bunkers
Oct. 25 - Drivers/Tee Shots Oct. 27 - Mid Irons (5, 6, 7) Oct. 29 - Full Swing Overview
Nov. 1 - Short Game Overview Nov. 3- Bunkers Nov. 5 - Driver/Tee Shots
Nov. 8 - Putting 101 Nov. 10 - Chipping (low shots) Nov. 12 - Pitching (up & over)
Nov. 15 - Chipping (low shots) Nov. 17 - Pitching (up & over) Nov. 19- Putting 101
Nov. 22 - Pitching (up & over) Dec.  1 - Putting 101 Nov. 26 - Chipping (low shots)
Nov. 29 - Bunkers Dec. 8 - Short Irons (100yds) Dec. 3 - Driver/Tee Shots
Dec. 6 - Short Irons (100yds)   Dec. 10 – Putting 101

 

 
 

Click here to book a Clinic

Saturday Morning Clinics:

9/3 Power Sources                                
9/10 Fairway Woods/Hybrids                       
9/17 Driver/Tee Shots                            
9/24 Full Swing Review
 
10/15 Putting 101/Speed Control                  
10/22 Green Reading 101                          
10/29 Chipping/Using a hybrid around the greens  
 
11/5 Up and Over Shots (Pitching)                
11/12 Bunkers                                    
11/19 Set-up (Grip and Aim)                      
11/26 Short Irons (Ball Position and Posture)    
                                                 
12/3 Trouble Shots
12/10 How to play in the wind                    
12/17 Effective Practice Habits                  
                                                 

Mulligans and Martinis Clinics: 

9/7 Putting 101/Speed Control
9/14 Effective Aim when Putting
9/21 Chipping/Distance Control
 
10/12 Pitch Shots
10/19 Green Side Bunkers vs. Fairway Bunkers
10/26 Set-up (Grip and Aim)
 
11/2 100 Yards and in, (Clock System)
11/9 Hybrids vs. Fairway Woods
11/16 Power Sources
11/23 Tee Shots
11/30 Trouble Shots
 
12/7 Playing Par 3's
12/14 Playing Par 4's/Par 5's
12/21 Full Swing Review
 

 


Vanguard Crew Golf Clinics

 Fall/Winter 2016

Troon North Director of Instruction, Doug Hammer, has developed a 12 week program exclusively for Vanguard Crew members.  This program begins at the green and works backward to the tee box, covering all aspects of the game over a 3 month period.  The program will repeat every 3 months.  Clinics can be purchased in 3, 6, or 10 clinic increments, payable at Troon North Golf Club.  Vanguard Crew members must signup for clinics in advance online.  Clinics will be available for booking 14 days in advance and you must signup for each clinic individually.  Clinics can be found by clicking the link below, then clicking “View Clinics” in our booking window and scrolling to find “Vanguard 2016 Golf Clinics”.  Please email Dhammer@troon.com with questions.
Clinics can be purchased in 3 different increments:
3 Sessions for $54
6 Sessions for $99
10 Sessions for $149
 
2016 Clinic Schedule:
Oct. 15 – Putting 101      
Oct. 22 – Putting Green Reading and Distance control
Oct. 29  - Chipping.  Tthe “Low Runner” shot
Nov. 5 – Pitching.  The “Up and Over” shot
Nov. 12 – Bunkers.  When to swing away and when to build a sand castle
Nov. 19 – Wedge approach shots.  Hitting the green and keeping it there.
Nov. 26 – Full swing Setup Fundamentals
Dec. 3 – Iron shots.  Full swing clinic with 7, 8, 9 irons
Dec. 10 – Hybrids/Long Irons.  More full swing practice!
Dec. 17 – Fairway woods and Hybrids.  Mastering the advancement shot.
Jan. 7 – Drivers and tee shots.  Keep it in play off the tee.
Jan. 14 – Creating distance.  Learn to BOMB it off the tee!
 

Click Here to Sign up