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What Is MAKE THE TURN?

We’re a company dedicated to creating winning strategies for in golf performance and lifestyle development. MTT experiences are comprised of 4 pillars of achievement which include performance, mindset, fitness and nutrition.

The attitude behind the mission is to activate participants in an environment that embraces possibility and increases expectations, while delivering lasting results.

When you engage in the MTT experience, you may have an idea of what you’re capable of, but we guarantee our expectations for success are even higher. This mindset is the driving force behind everything we do.

To Make The Turn is to possess the knowledge, tools and support to go the distance in dedicated pursuits both on and off the course. Itʼs when goals are authentic, visible and within reach as you live with passion and purpose. Learn More

  • Meet The Team

    MAKE THE TURN training experiences are created by Founder/CEO Jeff Ritter along with our team of professionals in golf performance, mindset, fitness and nutrition. Leaders in the world of human development, our coaches have helped countless clients across the globe elevate their game and activate their lifestyle on and off the course.

    Developing entertaining and insightful content across a variety of media platforms, MTT team members have been featured in Golf Digest Magazine, FOX Sports, ESPN, The Katie Couric Show, Men’s Health, Sirius XM Radio, US News and World Report and The Golf Channel.

  • Jeff Ritter

    Jeff Ritter is the CEO/Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance. An accomplished coach, author and speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. He credits his passion for inspiration, body health and “mental flexibility” for the reputation that has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well.

    A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff is a regular featured guest on Golf Channel appearing on programs such as Morning Drive. In 2016 he was host of PGA National Instruction day on Golf Channel, the most watched golf instruction event in history. In 2014 he created the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series for Golf Digest TV. The program was the most successful series on the Golf Digest platform garnering 20 million viewers. His inspiring perspective on game and lifestyle development has Jeff traveling internationally to share the MAKE THE TURN message of living more powerfully through the game of golf.

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  • Chris Dorris

    Chris Dorris has served as an advisor, consultant and Mental Toughness Trainer and Personal Transformation Coach to elite athletes, executives, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. He conducts workshops and seminars on Mental Conditioning, Leadership, and Peak Performance. He is the author of Creating Your Dream: Confidently Stepping into Your Own Brilliance, and several audio programs including: “ALL IN,” “The Edge” and the Creating Your Dream Audio Course.

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  • David Jack

    One of the world’s most recognized sports performance and conditioning coaches, David is an industry leader and consultant for major brands and publications such as Reebok, Rodale, Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

    A recurring guest on “The Katie Couric Show” and and featured spokesperson for Nissan, Davidʼs mission is to connect, teach and share with others to change the way we look at fitness, ourselves and those around us, to help people get ready to be ready when they are called upon.

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  • Cate Ritter

    The “go to” health resource for for some of the world’s top publications, Cate’s road to nutrition was literally born on the links. A top ranked Northern California Junior and standout collegiate athlete, Cate speaks the player’s language, clearly understanding the unique demands of both competitive and recreational players. Creator of the MAKE THE TURN LEAN 18 program, Cate offers nutrition consulting for corporations and individuals looking to feel better and reach their potential through better health.

    Still an avid golfer, Cate’s perspective on wellness has appeared on Golf Digest, Golf Channel, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, US News and World Report and ABC TV.

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Winning or losing is separated by the smallest margin in human performance. We deliver the tools to put your best foot forward for sustainable achievement in any endeavor.

- MAKE THE TURN Performance

People often ask how long it will take for them to improve. Our response always, is that we believe you should improve immediately.

- Jeff Ritter

When you upgrade the quality of your thoughts, you upgrade the quality of your life. When someone discovers they have the power to have, be or do what they want, their life is changed permanently.

- Chris Dorris

We help people become who they were created to be, in order to do what only they can do.

- David Jack

If you enjoy healthier food and it fits into your busy schedule, then it will naturally become part of your lifestyle and will be effortless to sustain.

- Cate Ritter

  • Golf Channel Academy

    In 2015 MAKE THE TURN Performance teamed up with the newly formed Golf Channel Academy to deliver an unmatched learning experience to golfers across the globe.

    Golf Channel Academy is a network of carefully selected, top-tier golf coaches across the US supported by Golf Channel, the leader in golf entertainment, news and instruction. Each coach has been carefully selected and vetted to be considered the best of the best.

    Golfers enrolled at Golf Channel Academy locations will not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game today, but will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.

  • Golf Channel Media

    As part of the Golf Channel Academy network, MAKE THE TURN Performance will be featured in regional and national Golf Channel related media. Look for our team in Golf Channel’s new digital magazine as well as television programs such as Lesson Tee Live.

    Golf Channel Academy and MAKE THE TURN will also be providing program participants with opportunities to access an array of exciting technologies to help keep players excited and engaged as they strive to take their game to the next level.

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  • Create Your Experience

    When you possess the tools to live and playing your best, you knock down barriers and “Make The Turn” to a performance state where all you see is unlimited potential! That’s what this program is all about. Developing clarity, stripping limitations and elevating your performance on and off the course. Embrace the notion that your entire game can be transformed by understanding one basic principle. Play pain free, fuel your body for sustainable health, and think like a champion. TURN” confusion into discovery, INCREASE expectations, and know that your goals are within reach!

    MTT programming provides an array of exciting experiences. 2 Day Golf Schools, Corporate Leadership Retreats, Private Coaching, Golf Fitness, LEAN 18 Nutrition and Lifestyle strategies are all part of our curriculum. Join us  for the MAKE THE TURN experience and we’‘ll show you just how good you can really be. Get Started.

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  • Our Headquarters

    MAKE THE TURN Performance holds its headquarters at the award winning Poppy Hills G.C. in Pebble Beach California.

    Tucked deep into the Del Monte Forest of Pebble Beach, the 164 tree studded acres of Poppy Hills  is owned and operated by the Northern California Golf Association. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the championship course has been the site of several PGA Tour events including the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Nature Valley First Tee Open.

    In March ’13, Jones returned to Poppy Hills to bring new life to the property. The renovation was such a success aspects of the course have been compared to Augusta National and Pinehurst #2.

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  • State-Of-The-Art Facilities

    The MAKE THE TURN experience at Poppy Hills G. C. in Pebble Beach California provides participants with an unmatched environment to activate a higher level of achievement.

    An expansive lesson tee, putting green and multiple short game areas provide our team with the perfect setting to create an inspired learning experience. We’re currently in the design process of our new state-of-the-art learning center that will make our Poppy Hills headquarters a one-of-a-kind training campus for golfers to elevate their game and activate their lifestyle within a progressive championship setting.

  • Luxury Accommodations

    The Monterey Peninsula boasts some of the world’s premier lodging and travel designations. Whether you’re attending a private coaching session, golf school or corporate retreat, MAKE THE TURN has an array of partner properties guaranteed to help you enjoy the California coastline in style.

    Whether its the historic La Playa Hotel  facing the sandy beaches of Carmel,  the exclusive Holman Ranch overlooking the vineyards of Carmel Valley or the Portola and Plaza hotels of Monterey you’ll be in a place to remember only minutes from the MTT experience.

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  • Corporate Amenities

    Whether it’s an important meeting, executive leadership training or team building exercise, our corporate facilities provide a comfortable environment to maximize enjoyment and productivity. Multiple meeting areas, onsite IT support and up to date presentation technologies allow you to deliver your message with confidence with  breathtaking views of the Del Monte Forest.

    If you’re looking to create a corporate driven experience be sure to review our MAKE THE TURN Corporate Leadership Retreats and LEAN 18 team-building programs designed to promote lessons in sustainability and productivity in a golf based environment.

  • Adventure Of A Lifetime

    The Monterey Peninsula offers MAKE THE TURN participants iconic California experiences. After you’ve dialed in your game with the MTT team, hop in the car and travel the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One.

    Book a Monterey hotel on the beach, then explore the shops and attractions of iconic Cannery Row. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms, zip up your wet suit, take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore.

    For program participants and family members a trip to MAKE THE TURN offers up an experience to remember.

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