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Tony Martinez School of Golf

tonymTony Martinez grew up in Tucson, Arizona and took up golf at the age of eight. He attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix on a golf scholarship and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Communications. His professional career in golf started at Pine Top Country Club in Northern Arizona where he served as Assistant Pro for the '91 season. He then returned to his home course, Fred Enke Municipal, where he went from Assistant Pro to interim Head Pro in less than two years. Tony earned his Class A Membership in the PGA in 1994 and was promptly recruited to help create the Signature Golf Academy at the Tournaments Players Club Starr Pass in Tucson.

He took his first job as Head Pro for the city of Eloy, Arizona in 1996. In less than a year he was recruited by one of his mentors to help develop and operate Hidden Oaks Golf Course in Granbury, Texas. During his tenure, Tony's passion for teaching helped him create Tony Martinez School of Golf. His students range from juniors to college and professional level players. Tony is a recognized leader and a true ambassador for golf. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Northern Texas PGA and is the NTPGA Junior Golf Committee Chairman. He was the recipient of the prestigious Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Leader award at both the Chapter and Section levels in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Tony is the Head Professional at Keeton Park Golf Course in southeast Dallas. His instruction programs are available at Keeton Park and Oeste Ranch in Weatherford.

10443436 10101662329874571 3826506860680691667 nBen Kern started his golf career at the young age of 10 in Tucson, AZ with his father as his instructor. His success includes wins at many Junior Golf Association of Arizona during his high school career and eventually won 4A state his senior year. After playing competitively during his college career at Kansas State University, the highlight was his win at the ASU Invitational where he shot 199 (-17) and currently holds the tournament record which was previously held by Phil Mickelson.

Post college, Ben turned pro and played the E-Golf Gateway tour over the next four years with 5 victories along with the 2008 tour championship. During his stint as an Assistant Professional in Tucson, Ben entered the PGA program, acquiring the 2012 player of the year for the chapter and subsequently met his wife.

Ben and his wife spent the next couple years in Tokyo with the U.S.A.F and he had the pleasure of teaching huge junior camps along with some high-ranking officers.

When Ben and his wife relocated back to Arizona, he started playing golf full time again in the E-Golf Events and Pepsi tour events and during that time, played in 12 Pepsi events where he earned 9 victories.
Contact us for more information about golf instruction with Ben.
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