The BEST players in the world take ongoing golf lessons to play their best golf… you should too! The number one mistake golfers make is that they try to improve their game with new equipment. New drivers, irons and putters are temporary fixes for your slice or hook. If you want to play better then it’s more important to improve your mechanics and not just your equipment. Imagine the look on your playing partner's face when you dominate them during your weekly match. Golf instruction is far and away the most efficient and fastest way to shave strokes from your game. If you’ve ever taken a private lesson or attended a clinic then you probably remember how crisp you were hitting your irons and how solid you were hitting your woods at the end of the lesson.
We offer various flavours of golf instruction at the Osoyoos Golf Club: individual instruction as well as group clinics for adults, juniors and ladies.
Meet our Instructors:
Colin Snair, Head Golf Professional
Born and raised in Kentville, NS, Colin played competitive golf on the provincial and national level and turned professional in the Spring of 2007, while employed at the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club. He stayed in Jasper for five years before transferring to the PGA of Ontario in 2011 to work at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club in Toronto for two seasons. This was followed by three years as Head Golf Professional at Sundre Golf Club in Alberta and a season at Southwood Golf & Country Club. He is excited to bring his experience and knowledge to the South Okanagan and looks forward to calling the area home.
Todd Tweedy, Assistant Golf Professional
Born in Oliver, BC and raised in the South Okanagan, Todd considers himself lucky to have been able to play junior golf at the Osoyoos Golf Club and Fairview Mountain as he was growing up. He continued to play competitive golf in Victoria out of the Cedar Hill Golf Club until graduation from high school. He started in the golf business at Osoyoos Golf Club in 2001 - 2002 and became a PGA of Canada member in 2006 while working at Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Club. He then worked as Assistant Golf Professional at Victoria Golf Club and Birchbank Golf Club, before switching gears for a few years and working as a Sales Rep with Frito-Lay Canada. Todd returned to the golf business in 2017 and is excited to be back in the field he loves back at his home club.
The Desert Golf Academy is on-site golf instruction inspired and created by Golf Professional Wayne Hachey who began his golfing career at the Osoyoos Golf Club in 1984 and worked as an Assistant Pro under Dean Atkinson.
The main focus of the Desert Golf Academy is to bring the years of experience Wayne has gathered through his close association with many top players in the world of golf and pass on this knowledge to the students of the Desert Golf Academy.
14 Putting School
16 Short Game School
17 - 18 2 Day Max. Golf School
10 - 14 Little Juniors Golf Week
21 Short Game School
7 - 11 Junior Golf Camp
For more information, please call Desert Golf Academy at 250.495.8099, email Wayne Hachey or visit desertgolf.ca