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James Skrypec is your Director of Instruction at Deer Ridge Golf Club. James has been teaching golf for over 10 years at some notable properties such as; Olde Florida Golf Club, Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club, The National Golf Club of Canada, Castle Stuart Golf Links and now settled at Deer Ridge Golf Club.

Technology has an impact on teaching and Deer Ridge is the one of the only clubs in the area that has invested in a TrackMan to help its students get the most out of their games. TrackMan measures the trajectory of any shot, displays a three-dimensional rendering with 26 impact parameters and ball flight data in real time. Consider it an MRI machine for a golf instructor, providing the relevant detail needed to help fix a swing and quantify improvement.

James has grown The Academy at Deer Ridge into programs that reach men, ladies and junior golfers. The ladies clinics take place on Tuesdays during the golf season at 9:00 am for 45 minutes that have grown to see approximately 5-20 ladies per day. A great place for beginner and intermediate lady golfers to sharpen their skills, have fun and meet new people with Jace Werry, James’ Assistant Teaching Professional.

This summer will mark the fourth year the Kids Camps program will be running. It has seen over 100 faces, introducing young people between the ages of 5 and 12 to the game of golf. These camps are for young people with beginner and intermediate skill sets, looking to have fun playing golf. Jace heads this program up which runs every Wednesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am every week in July and August.

The Academy at Deer Ridge’s Competitive Junior program is James’ personal favourite at the club. This year it will comprise of 12 young adults aged 10-18 who have taken to the competitive side of golf. This group is encouraged to play in local, provincial and national junior golf tournaments. This program runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with James. Thanks to the generosity of our membership you will see these kids with matching golf bags and shirts that have been donated to the program.

So whether you’re young, experienced, beginner or advanced, contact James to experience the difference at The Academy at Deer Ridge.

James Skrypec
Director of Instruction
519-650-2447 ext. 1
Cell: 519-489-2555