Scottsdale, Ariz. – Adding “entrepreneur” to his list of credits, renowned golf teaching professional Tim Mahoney, director of education for Troon Golf® and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers, enhances the teaching experience at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mahoney will continue in his leadership role with Troon, while building the Tim Mahoney Golf Academy to provide fundamentally sound golf instruction that clarifies the myths of the golf swing, and makes learning to play the game an enjoyable progressive experience.

“Learning and improving at golf is a personal journey,” says Mahoney. “Understanding where our students are on their own paths allows us to offer the most appropriate guidance.”

Formerly a senior instructor with Golf Digest Golf Schools, Mahoney’s career path is spiced with wisdom and theory garnered from the most acclaimed instructors in the world of golf that include Chuck Cook, Jim Flick, Davis Love Jr., Paul Runyan and Bob Toski. Mahoney also has been a featured golf instructor on the Golf Channel’s Golf Academy Live and produced a top-selling video, 15 Shots to Save Your Golf Game.

One of the more innovative opportunities at the new Tim Mahoney Golf Academy is the Mahoney Instruction Club at Talking Stick. A membership packed with goods and services includes: 10 one-hour private lessons and a 2-hour group playing lesson with Mahoney; unlimited practice on the range and the indoor training station; one complete custom club fit at Hot Stix Golf; monthly one-hour supervised practice sessions with the professional staff; computerized and video swing analysis; plus Chris Doris’ one-hour group seminar on the mental aspects of golf; a physical fitness evaluation; a 15% discount on golf shop merchandise, and much more.

In his work with Troon Golf, Mahoney instills the basic teaching philosophy imparted at each facility, which is designed to help each student learn the fundamentals and shoot a better score. Troon Golf teaching professionals address the needs of each guest and student individually in their own style. Making their time with their students integral to the celebrated TROON GOLF EXPERIENCESM unites them in their mission.

Operating under the umbrella of the Troon Golf Institute,® Mahoney’s finely honed and consistent teaching model is available through an international network of Troon Golf facilities. In Arizona, they are Troon North, Kierland and Talking Stick Golf Clubs in Scottsdale, Whirlwind Golf Club in Phoenix, Prescott Lakes Golf Club in Prescott, and The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson; in Florida at The Westin Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay; and The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Internationally, the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club in Fiji now offers golf instruction through the Troon Golf Institute.

Offering further teaching opportunities, Golf Digest Golf Schools are in session as well in Arizona at Troon North, Kierland, Talking Stick and Prescott Lakes Golf Clubs, and The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson; at The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, and Maderas Golf Club in San Diego, Calif.; at The Westin La Cantera Resort, in Texas; and The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort in Savannah, Ga.

More outstanding golf instruction available at Troon Golf facilities includes Resort Golf Schools at Legend Trail Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and the Mindset of a Champion, presented by sports psychologist Dr. David Cook at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

Additionally, international travelers and golf enthusiasts have access to golf schools affiliated with two of the most prominent professional tour players in the world. At The Westin Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy features Monty’s straightforward teaching philosophy, and offers and techniques particular to maneuvering on Scotland’s links style golf courses. The Phoenix Seagaia Resort, in Miyazaki, Japan, recently christened the new David Duval Golf Academy. The Academy features a full range of programs including accommodation and lesson packages. Program lessons are unique to the David Duval Golf Academy, featuring a full day of instruction and analysis of one’s game, as well as training over 9 holes of golf at Phoenix Country Club, Tom Watson Golf Course, or other affiliated courses.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 clubs located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Quintero Golf & Country Club, Lake Pleasant, Ariz.; Whitetail Club, McCall, Idaho; Georgia Tech Club, Alpharetta, Ga.; Branson Creek Golf Club, Branson, Mo.; Wildflower Resort, Grand Prairie, Texas; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and Tres Vidas; Acapulco, Mexico.

For more information on The Tim Mahoney Golf Academy call 480.850.8633.