PGA Head Professional, Dan Ostrin


pgapro@albany-golf.com

541-926-6059 ext. 1

Dan Ostrin is a graduate of Oregon State University, where he spent four years as a member of their Top 25 nationally-ranked golf team. After graduation, Dan played professionally full-time on the Hooter's and Nike Tours. 

From there Dan moved to Tri-Cities, Washington, where he operated the Dan Ostrin Golf Schools. While there, Dan gave close to 1,000 individual and group lessons, as well as several junior clinics. Dan then moved to Spring Hill Country Club in Albany, Oregon, where he was the first assistant golf professional. During his time at Spring Hill, Dan gave thousands of individual and group lessons, as well as numerous specialized clinics. 

In 2005, Dan relocated to Bend, Oregon and spent the next 8 years as the Director of Golf at Widgi Creek Golf Club. In 2014, Dan was fortunate enough to be able to return home to Spring Hill Golf Club. 

Throughout his career, Dan has taught players of all abilities, from the youngest beginners to the wisest veterans. In addition, Dan has instructed very high caliber players, both at the professional level and at the NCAA Division I college level. 

Dan has always been very involved with the PGA of America in furthering his teaching abilities, and believes that as an instructor the learning can never end.


PGA Assistant Professional, Troy Price

troyprogolf@gmail.com
541-926-6059 ext. 1


Troy Price is a native Oregonian born in Portland, grew up in Eugene and graduated from the University of Oregon. Troy moved to Carlsbad, CA to attend the San Diego Golf Academy.  After graduating Valedictorian, Troy moved to San Jose, CA and opened up the Fremont Golf Academy in Fremont, Ca in January 2005.  Troy earn is Full Class A Member status in 2009 before selling the Academy in 2011.  Troy created the first junior golf program in the City of Fremont, Ca and the City of Milpitas, Ca.  During Troy’s time as a PGA Class A Professional, Troy has helped many boys and girls with getting College Golf Scholarships in NCAA Division I schools. Troy continues to increase his knowledge of golf and teaching abilities through workshops provided by the PGA of America.  Golf is a lifelong endeavor in which learning never ceases. 

Personal Teaching Philosophy
 
 If there’s one aspect of golf that far too many amateurs overlook, it’s the value of qualified instruction as a method to improve and advance in golf scoring and the pleasure of the game.  Many habits, though repeated for years, are not based in the fundamentals recognized by all teaching professionals and can slow progression and ultimately your enjoyment of the game.

Creating an environment that is conductive to learning is the first step in providing the student proper instruction.  I believe the second step is to work together to lead the student to discover the concepts and principles that will allow them to improve and enjoy the game through a Socratic Method of teaching.  I adapt my communication to match each student’s learning style, strengths and abilities when presenting information.  Through posture, grip and alignment, the student is able to obtain the best possible impact position and balanced follow through that will start the ball on a preferred trajectory at a specific target.  All students will leave each lesson with goals and a program that will lead to positive expectancy and self-improvement.
 
 Approach
 
 Each lesson will start with an in-depth interview and evaluation to build a trusted relationship to accomplish agreed upon lesson objectives.  I will work from the cup to the tee based on student goals.  Changes will be made through positive feedback and behavior modification.  Each student receives an in-valuable summary of the lesson that addresses one in swing and one pre-swing fundamental and a drill for each.
 
In each lesson, I provide an atmosphere that motivates the student to improve their skills and their overall golfing experience.  A golf lesson done together rather than alone is a journey worth taking.
 
 Playing lesson
 
 A 9 hole playing lesson includes 30 to 40 minutes warm up to re-visit the basic fundamentals.  You will learn what the swing of the day is, and how to take that swing to the course. 
During on - course instruction, Troy covers strategy, thought process and learning how to let go using a corrective swing.  Scheduling is based on tee sheet availability, your cost does not include any applicable green fees, a cart will be provided if desired.  You will receive a summary of the lesson by email.
9 hole playing lessons are helping my clients get a head start on improving their golf game this year.  Here is what some of my clients are saying about on course playing lessons:
“I learned more out here than I have in the 5 lessons on the putting green and range.”  - Kamal
“Most productive session for my time.”  - Frank
“Never thought I would gain so much knowledge about my swing and how to play with a lesson on the course compared to a lesson on the range.”  - Kong