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PRONGHORN RESORT IN BEND, OREGON

Golf Digest Editor’s Choice
“Best Academies In The West!”

Inspired Purposeful Action

To ‘Make The Turn’ is to possess the knowledge, tools and support to go the distance in dedicated pursuits on and off the golf course. Itʼs when goals are authentic and within reach as you play with passion and purpose.

Founded by Golf Digest Top Ranked instructor and Golf Channel Lead Coach, Jeff Ritter. ‘Make The Turn’ curriculum utilizes cutting edge practices in learning and skill development to make the road to achievement both simple and doable for every golfer.

An accomplished coach, author and speaker, Ritter is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility 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 studio 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.

MAKE THE TURN Performance LLC operates in partnership with the Golf Channel Academy network out of Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon.

Pronghorn Resort & Pronghorn Academy

Pronghorn Academy in Bend is serviced by Jeff Ritter’s renowned MAKE THE TURN Performance coaching program, as well as the progressive club fitting company True- Spec Golf. Leaders in the world of player development, MAKE THE TURN and True- Spec work seamlessly together to provide you with the tools and support to elevate your game.

Programs are available for adults and juniors, including private coaching,1/2 day schools, corporate engagement, plus monthly “membership” based player development initiatives.Operating out of our state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor learning center, you’ll enjoy a game changing learning experience any time of year at the finest training facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Our team

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Jeff Ritter

Owner & Lead coach

Jeff Ritter is Founder and Director of MAKE THE TURN Performance Pronghorn Academy. The Golf Digest Editor’s Choice as “Best Academies in the West,” Ritter is also ranked as the #1 Coach in Oregon by Golf Digest. A Lead Coach For Golf Channel Academy, as well as ranked among the Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine, Ritter is an expert communicator with an impressive pedigree working with top amateurs, elite juniors, collegiate standouts as well as players on the professional tours.

An accomplished coach, author and speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility 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. In addition to his role at Pronghorn, Jeff is also National Director of NIKE Junior Golf Camps overseeing 140 locations throughout North America.

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.

Erica Stoner at Pronghorn Golf Academy in Bend, OR

Erica Stoner

Coach

Pronghorn Academy is proud to announce the addition of Erica Stoner to Jeff Ritters MAKE THE TURN Performance coaching staff. Erica is a fantastic communicator with a wealth of knowledge to support players on their journey to a better game.

A two-time Florida State Champion, US Amateur competitor, IMG Tour Champion and D1 Academic All-American at University of Central Florida, we couldn’t be more excited to have her on board. Said Ritter, Erica is a special person with a world of talent. Members and guests at Pronghorn are gonna love the energy she brings to the lesson tee.

She loves helping new golfers become empowered to learn and enjoy the game. In addition, her stellar junior and collegiate career has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and resources to help other aspiring young player navigate the road to college golf.

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