GOLF IS YOUR GAME - BUT IT'S OUR PASSION!Whether you're taking up golf as a new sport or looking to improve, the Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe is the place to start. Heritage Pointe Golf Club is proud to provide one of the most extensive golf lesson programs available in Western Canada. With some of the most decorated and well know instructors in the business.
The Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe is home to one of the finest Practice Facilities in the country. Consisting of a full length driving range, a 13,000 square foot practice green that is surrounded with sand traps, chipping and pitching areas. Finally, our unique 3-Hole course “The Loop” circles the facility with its full length par 3, 4 and 5 allows students to hone their overall course management strategies.
Heritage Pointe offers junior golf programs and family programs and ladies programs that reflect our commitment to growing the game of golf and encouraging the youth and families and females to take up the game that lasts a lifetime.
Choose for one of 5 certified Professionals in two separate categories. Featured PGA Professionals and PGA Professionals.
Instruction at The Golf Academy is sure to enhance your game – whether you need a one-time brush-up on specific skills or ongoing, progressive training.
The following are just some of the unique opportunities available at The Golf Academy:
- Private, semi-private or couples instruction
- Extensive coaching in every aspect of the game
- First-class facilities against a stunning backdrop
- Tournament clinics
- ‘Play with a Pro’
- Facilities for golfers at every level
- Single, corporate and package pricing options
AimPoint Clinic’s coached by certified AimPoint instructor Paul Horton. Please scroll down to read about Paul Horton.
MEET OUR PROS:
Bob McArthur - Head Teaching Professional
30 Year PGA of Canada Member
Bob McArthur - PGA of Alberta - Head Teaching Professional
Bob's father started him in the game of golf at the age of 9 in Red Deer at the Red Deer Golf & Country Club under the tutelage of legendary Club Professional Don Price. This propelled him to an Alberta Champion at a very young age which led to an existing 30 year career as a Golf Professional. Focusing solely on teaching since 1994, he works with all golfers from beginners to teaching Professionals and has been a leader of instruction for many years in Alberta. Bob is recognized as one of the top teachers of the game in Canada.
- 1999 PGA of Canada "Goeorge Knudson National Teacher of the Year"
- 1999 PGA of Alberta "Teacher of the Year"
- 1998 PGA of Alberta "Teacher of the Year"
- 1989 PGA of Alberta "Player of the Year"
- National Post "Top 50 Teachers in Canada"
- Nominated several times for Golf Magazine’s "Top 100 Teachers"
- Winner of 9 Professional Tournaments
- PGA of Alberta 12 time "Teacher of the Year" Finalist
Bob's Notable Students
- James Love - Current web.com Tour and Canadian Tour Player
- Kris Wasylowich - Current Canadian Tour Player, 2006/07 National Team Member, 2006/07 Canadian Mid Am Champion, 2006 Alberta Amateur Champion, 2005 Alberta Open Champion
- Lisa Vlooswyk - 7 time and reining Canadian Long Drive Champion, currently ranked 2nd in the world
- Brett Burgeson - 2003 Canadian Club Pro Champion
- Darryl James - 2008 Alberta PGA Player of the Year, 2007/08 Alberta PGA Champion, 4 time Alberta Amateur Champion
- Juanita Rico - 2008 Alberta Junior Girls Champion
- Meaghan Leblanc - former National Team Member, Calgary Ladies Amateur Champion
- Chase Teron - 2007/08 AGA Junior Player of the Year
- Other notable athletes as students include Gary Roberts, Joe Niewendyk, Dave MacEachern, Michelle Cameron, MikeVernon, Marshall Toner and Matt Findlay
- Head Teaching Professional for the Golf Academy @ Heritage Pointe Golf Club (1998 - current)
- Conduct numerous teaching programs including private, corporate, short game and yearly coaching utilizing 8 Golf Professionals at the facility
- Secured Nike and Descente as major sponsors for the Golf Academy
- Work several 60-70 hour weeks within the golf season
- Currently have 1400 student data base
- Director of Instruction for the Golf Academy @ Nevada Bob’s - Deerfoot Meadows (2005- 2009)
- Operate indoor instruction facility utilizing state of the art video coaching system
- Secured Nike as major sponsor of the studio.
- Provide on-line swing analysis contracted through "See Your Game Marketing Group"
- Head Instructor for Bob McArthur Golf Instruction Schools (1994 – current)
- Instruct 200 students at two leased facilities in the south city over a five week period
- Conducted several Golf Schools in Phoenix, Dominican Republic and Cabo San Lucas
- Stage Presenter - several APGA Calgary Golf Shows
- Speaker/ Presenter – APGA Spring Seminars
- Score Magazine - Contributing Editor
- Facilitator – Levels 1-2-3 Teaching Workshops
- Several Media Interviews/ Articles and Golf Tips provided for Global TV, A Channel, QR77 Radio, The Calgary Herald and The Calgary Sun
- Endorsed and consulted for several golf companies such as The Swing Jacket, The Swing Accelerator, and Funatix Golf for equipment and training aids
- Former VP and President for the Alberta Assistants Board
- Nike Staff Player since 2004
- PGA of Canada - "George Knudson National Teacher of the Year"
- Past Director for the Gary Roberts Children’s Foundation raising in excess of $500,000.00 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary
- Supporter of the Kyle Stuart Memorial Foundation which has raised $1,000,000.00 over the last 4 years for under-privileged youths in sport in the Calgary area
- Secured major sponsorship of $25,000.00 from Shane Homes for “Women Fighting Cancer from the Fairway” ladies only one day golf schools, to be implemented for the 2009 golf season, whereby all proceeds go to Alberta Cancer Research
- Supporter of both the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Foundation
- Participate in several charity golf events across the province in support of various charities
Paul Horton, Professional Golf Coach
PGA of Canada
Paul Horton - Professional Golf Coach
Teaching Credentials and Development
- PGA of Canada Member since 1981 - 31 Year Class “A” Member
- Owner - Paul Horton Golf - 1987-present (Based out of Heritage Pointe since 2011)
- Director of Instruction - Golf Canada Centre Calgary - 2002-2010
- Highest Certified AimPoint Instructor in Canada since 2011
- Certified Golf Coaches Association Member
- Certified TPI Golf Coach Level 2
- Proponent Group Member (300 of the top teachers in the golf industry) since 2009
Professional Accomplishments and Awards
- Named “FCG (Future Champions Golf) Top 50 Elite Jr Golf Coaches in USA” 2017
- PGA of Canada 2016 Finalist “National Coach of the Year”
- PGA of Alberta 2016 “Coach of the Year” Inaugural year
- PGA of Canada - 2011 “George Knutson National Teacher of the Year” Award Winner
- PGA of Alberta - 2 time “Teacher of the Year” Award Winner
- PGA of Alberta - 13 Time “Teacher of the Year” Finalist
- PGA of Alberta - Education Committee Member 2005 - present
- One of 5 Evaluators in Canada for the PGA of Canada CDC Candidates
- Nominated Top 100 Teachers in America - Golf Magazine
- Top 50 Instructors in Canada - National Post
- PGA of Alberta Guest Speaker at Education Seminars and Consumer Golf Shows
CLICK HERE to watch Paul's interview with Global TV after being named FCG Top 50 Elite Jr Golf Coaches in USA - 2017
Paul’s Notable Students
- Stephen Ames - PGA Tour / Champions Tour - Full Time Coach
- Tim Wilkinson - PGA Tour
- Steven Bowditch - PGA Tour - AimPoint Express
- Jason Zuback - 5 Time World Long Drive Champion - past student
- Lisa “Long Ball” Vlooswyk - 7 Time Canada Womens Long Drive Champion
- Many Local Alberta Professionals along with a few PGA Tour Canada Members
- Several Elite Juniors that have Represented Canada and competed at the Provincial, National and International levels and won events world wide as well as many victories in North America
- Many of Paul’s Juniors have graduated and received scholarships to top level Division 1 NCAA Schools
- Paul has taught and coached numerous local Calgarians and Business Executives that are committed to improving their games
Steve Richardson - Head Golf Professional
PGA of Canada
Steve is the Head Golf Professional at Heritage Pointe Golf Club. Steve takes great pride in instructing players of all abilities and specializes in corporate and group clinics. Steve has been a golf professional for over 10 years and has a keen eye for helping golfers with all aspects of their game.
Cameron Latimer - Associate Golf Professional
PGA of Canada
Cam has been a golf professional for 6 years and has been playing golf for over 20 years. Cam enjoys teaching in as simple way as possible and likes to keep his lessons fun and informative. He enjoys teaching all skill levels and all ages and believes everyone could always use a brush up on their skills.
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