Golf Digest Ranks Troon-Affiliated Golf Instructors Among the Best Teachers in the United States

Posted on December 22, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Golf Digest recently named 14 golf instructors at Troon-affiliated properties among the best teachers in the United States.

The biennial accolade ranked golf instructors in every state across the country using a ballot system, asking instructors to rank their own peers. As a result, instructors named among Golf Digest's 2015-2016 list of the "Best Teachers in your State" include:

Alabama

No. 3 Wayne Flint, Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham

Arizona

No. 6 Mike Labauve, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale
No. 11 Sandy Labauve, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale
No. 13 Tim Mahoney, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale

California

No. 8 Kip Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 27 Bob Knee, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 39 Jamie Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 46 Jason Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad

Connecticut

No. 8 Derek Hooper, Lake of Isles, Troon Golf Academy, North Stonington

Hawaii

No. 2 Ben Hongo, Kapalua, Kapalua Golf Academy, Maui
No. 4 Greg Fields, Kapalua, Kapalua Golf Academy, Maui

Kansas

No. 3 Skip Maiwald, Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood

Utah

No. 1 Doug Roberts, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 2 Jon Paupore, Red Ledges Golf Club, Jim McLean G. School at Red Ledges, Park City

"We congratulate each of these instructors for achieving this highly regarded Golf Digest accolade," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, operations, Troon. "The dedication and invested interest they take in seeing their students improve, plays a major role in driving the game forward."

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