Title: Founder and Owner Jake’s Academy and Jake’s Place (501-c3) @ Lone Tree Golf Club, Lone Tree CO
Doug has had a passionate affair with golf since his youth. He has competed and coached for over 35 years, directing his energy towards passing on golf’s traditions, ethics and joy to those that are passionate about golf. His most recent focus has been on training junior golfers that want to be competitive through Jake’s Academy and Jake’s Place which provides financial support to kids that need help.
Doug has been mentored in golf and life by some of the finest people surrounding the game including Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Jake Warde, Warren Smith, Bill Eschenbrenner, Jim Loehr, Bob Proctor, Kendal Yonomoto and Doctor Richard Olshock.
Doug has been at the forefront of training golf for the past two decades. His innovative approach and dedication to simplifying golf’s complexities has helped him to produce some of the finest golf talent in the U.S. His competitive junior players have earned the highest playing honors and many have moved on to competitive ranks in collegiate and professional golf.
Born 1965 Denver, CO
1981 Colorado State High School Champion
1982 National High School All – America
Collegiate All-America 1987 (University of Texas-El Paso)
1988 -89 South African Sunshine Tour
1988 US Open (The Country Club)
1992-1998 Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Head Instructor (Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa FL – Oasis Resort, Mesquite NV)
2000-2002 Bear Creek GC (Denver, CO) Director of instruction
2003-Present Founder/Owner, Jakes Academy/Jake’s Place
1997- Present Class A Member PGA of America
Voted top 10 instructors in CO by Golf Digest
Featured in The Pro’s Secret with Bob Proctor and Brad Brewer (see video at&nb