Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 4, 2021) – GOLF Magazine has named six Troon®-affiliated golf instructors to its recently released 2021-2022 ranking of the Top 100 Teachers in America. The biennial accolade ranks golf instructors across the country and is the only national golf instructor search that combines outside academic and PGA peer review.

Troon’s Global Director of Education and Coaching Tim Mahoney

Golf instructors at Troon-affiliated facilities recognized by GOLF Magazine include:

  • Wayne Flint – Instructor at Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Chris Mayson – Director of Instruction at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, California
  • Andrew Rice – Director of Instruction at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Pooler, Georgia


Belfair’s Director of Instruction Dana Rader

In addition, and new for 2021, GOLF Magazine created a new designation to honor Top 100 Teachers who have remained on the Top 100 list for 20 consecutive years or more. Troon’s Global Director of Education and Coaching Tim Mahoney and Dana Rader, Director of Instruction at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina, both received this impressive distinction.

To be considered for Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America ranking, candidates are screened against a set of criteria evaluating their teaching experience and accomplishments, student portfolio and peer ratings, along with their overall commitment to the growth of the game, both through volunteerism and their ability to use digital platforms. In addition to a public application, candidates are nominated by the PGA, LPGA and United States Golf Teachers Federation, among others. The Top 100 Teachers Credentials Committee reviews 250 applications, on average, before selecting the new members.

To assist golfers in locating quality golf instruction near them, Troon recently introduced TroonCoach, powered by ThrivSports. Troon Coach is a full-service online platform where golfers can find local golf coaches, trainers and instructional events; book and pay for lessons; and track and analyze practice sessions. Golfers can learn more at

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers