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Ron Gring

Director of Golf Instruction
PGA Crest

Scottsdale, AZ
Terravita Golf & Country Club, Scottsdale, AZ

About Ron

After turning professional in 1979, Ron succeeded while playing the American mini-tours, Asian Tour, and South American Golf Tour from 1980 to 1985. Ron attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour 11 times and was within one shot of playing the PGA Tour in the 1981 Qualifying Tournament. In 1989, Ron won the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Championship. In 1990, Ron was the Gulf Coast Chapter Player of the Year. The following year, in 1991, he won the Dixie Section PGA Player of the Year Award.

As a teacher, Ron has been on Golf Magazine's list of Top 100 Instructors from 2003 to 2022. He received the Lifetime Achievement award from Golf Magazine after 20+ years of being a part of Golf Magazines Top 100 Instructors. In 1991, Ron was honored as the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year. In 1996 and 2003 Ron won his second and third Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year Awards. Ron has been on Golf Digest's "Best Teacher in State" every year since 2003.

Ron's Certifications:

Ron is one of only 13 Doctorate Level Instructors of Homer Kelley's – The Golfing Machine

Certification from Paul Chek's Golf Biomechanics Intensive

Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor (2003-2021)

Certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

~Fitness Instructor Level III

~TPI Golf Instructor Level III

~TPI Junior Golf Instructor Level II

~Certified SuperSpeed Golf Trainer

~ADM Certified with the PGA

Ron has been an integral part of the success of PGA Tour Players Joe Durant, Kenny Perry, and Jerry Pate.

Ron's individual and group instruction base is at Terravita Golf & Country Club, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact us for more details or to schedule your lesson.

Ron's Approach "I've dedicated my life to studying golf, so you don't have to! Diagnosing your swing and pairing down the number of things for you to work on is essential to every session. I am committed to keeping it simple and building your game one step at a time! Not technical, not complicated…the Gring Golf Performance way!"






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Ron's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Students & Lessons

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Ron's Facilities

Terravita Golf & Country Club

Scottsdale AZ


Terravita Golf Club is a Private Facility.

*Coaching available to public

34034 N 69th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-7027

Pinetop AZ


*Coaching available to public

6734 Country Club Drive , Pinetop, AZ 85935

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