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 manages the Callaway Authorized Performance Center at Troon North, one of only nine such facilities in the country. 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 and attend the Golf Academy of America. Doug began with Troon Golf at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa as an assistant golfprofessional and began teaching with Mike and Sandy LaBauve. 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 DavidDuvalGolfAcademy in Miyazaki, Japan, and the Banyan Tree Club and Spa in Seoul, South Korea.

In addition to his work at Troon North, Doug writes golf articles for Golf Tips Magazine, Today's Golfer (UK), http://www.oldernotdead.com/, and http://www.sportsnetwork.com/. Doug has also been featured in Par Golf ( Japan), Asian Golf Monthly ( Singapore), and The Club Magazine ( S. Korea).



Guy Shaw, British PGA
Teaching Professional

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.
 
 


 

 

 
 
 
 



Golf Schools Schedule & Pricing

Refer a Client to any golf school program and Receive a FREE 1 hour Private Lesson on your next visit!!!!

New for 2014/2015!!

The Golf Academy at Troon North introduces The Exclusive Golf School!!

The ultimate golf school for the golfer that wants to take his/her game to the next level! Our new Exclusive Golf School combines all the amenities of Troon North Golf Club with 1 on 1 private golf instruction with Troon North Director of Instruction, Doug Hammer. All guests who enroll will receive the following:
  • 3 hours of private 1:1 golf instruction daily
  • On course instruction daily
  • Unlimited use of the Troon North practice facility and golf courses during the school
  • Video analysis and Custom Email of practice session with notes
  • Callaway Performance Center Clubfitting
  • Lunch daily
  • Instruction manual and Gift bag
  • Exclusive discounts on merchandise and golf during your stay

Cost: $795 per day

We also offer a new Exclusive 2:1 Golf School as well. Please contact Doug Hammer for additional information.

Cost: $995 per day

Students can choose to make their school 1 to 5 days in length. Programs do not have to be consecutive and are available 7 days a week.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Range Instruction 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch at 1:00 PM in the Dynamite Grille
On course instruction each morning as part of the school

Day 2: Range Instruction 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch at 12:00 in the Dynamite Grille
On course instruction each morning as part of the school

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


Five Day School
Available by appointment only

The 5 Day Academy is an intensive look at the golf swing. Students will receive detailed practice time on all aspects of the game. With 5 days of instruction, students can realize vast improvements in their game and practice habits. Not only is the golf swing analyzed, all participants will have a custom clubfitting from the Callaway Performance Center.

Call or email for itinerary and further details.

Cost: $2125 for one student, $2049 per student for 2-student school, $1949 per student for 3-student school, $1849 per student for 4-student school


Three Day School
Available 7 Days a Week

Our most popular program, the 3 Day school is perfect for the avid golfer looking for an intense, comprehensive analysis of his or her game. Or the beginner looking for a comprehensive introduction to the game of golf. Our small student to teacher ratio (4:1 maximum) allows our instructors to customize the instruction to attack each students' weak spots in their games.

  • Instruction from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the range with lunch following.
  • All students will be able to play unlimited golf at Troon North each day of school after 1 pm.
  • School includes gift bag, student manual, full swing and short game analysis, video analysis and custom email of swings and practice notes.
  • Students in this program will also be given a custom fitting in the Callaway Performance Center at Troon North (a $150 value).

Cost: $1295 for one student, $1195 per student for 2-student school, $1125 per student for 3-student school, $1095 per student for 4-student school


Two Day School
Available 7 Days a week

The perfect gift for the avid golfer or novice looking to improve a few areas of their games without getting overwhelmed. Our 2 day program focuses more on giving students what they need to improve on their own with a detailed practice plan.

  • Instruction from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the range with lunch following.
  • All students will be able to play unlimited golf at Troon North each day of school after 1 pm.
  • Includes gift bag, student manual, full swing and short game analysis, written game improvement plan, video analysis and custom email of golf swings and practice notes.

Cost: $995 for one student, $945 per student for 2-student school, $895 per student for 3-student school, $845 per student for 4-student school


One Day School
Available 7 days a week

Our 1 Day program is the perfect way to begin your Scottsdale golf trip. The one day program focuses in on 1 or 2 aspects of the game to give a few quick tips on how to improve rapidly. The perfect amount of instruction for the individual or group looking to start their trip out on the right foot.

  • Instruction from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the range with lunch following.
  • All students will be able to play unlimited golf at Troon North each day of school after 1:00p.m.
  • Includes gift bag, student manual, full swing and short game analysis, written game improvement plan, video analysis and custom email of golf swings and practice notes.

Cost: $595 for one student, $595 per student for 2-student school, $545 per student for 3-student school, $495 per student for 4-student school


When booking 2 or more guests into any program, days and times can be customized.
Prices valid August 30th, 2014 - May 31st, 2015
Please contact Doug Hammer at 480-585-5300 ext. 251, or email Dhammer@troongolf.comwith any questions or to book your golf school.


 

 

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
All Instructors
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.


Other Programs

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 dhammer@troongolf.com 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.
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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
480.585.5300 ext. 251 or dhammer@troongolf.com

 
 
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We have extended the end date to the 2014 Groupon/GGR program to June 30th. Clinics in June will be held Tuesdays at 4:00p.m. and Saturdays at both 8:00a.m. & 9:00a.m. Signups will be taken online 6 days in advance. Topics are listed below. Thank You!

This year we've added several new concepts that promise to take your game to another level! This page will be updated on a regular basis so you can pick and choose the clinics that suit your schedule. When you click through to choose "View Clinics" then look for "Groupon/Get Golf Ready".

Please click here to book your preferred clinics

5/1 - Putting Fundamentals
5/3 - Putting Distance Control/Green Reading
5/6 - Chipping
5/8 - Pitching
5/10 - Bunkers
5/13 - Short irons/Wedges
5/15 - PreShot & PostShot Routine
5/17 - Full Swing Fundamentals
5/20 - Grip & Ball Flight
5/22 - Posture & Swing Motion
5/24 - Driver and Power
5/27 - How to Practice
5/29 - Taking Your Game to the Course
5/31 - Grip, Aim, Posture
6/3 - Full swing Setup fundamentals
6/7 - Iron fundamentals (8:00), Chipping (9:00)
6/10 - Driver Fundamentals
6/14 - Woods and Drivers(8:00), Pitching (9:00)
6/17 - Short game trajectory control
6/21 - Grip & Ball Flight (8:00), putting (9:00)
6/24 - Putting Fundamentals
6/28 - Posture & Swing motion (8:00)

Short game review (9:00)

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