Meet the PROs


Jane Chanik, PGA

Head Golf Professional| 520-917-3783 x114 |

Jane Chanik, PGA; Head Golf Professional at SaddleBrooke on Golf Club

Jane joined the PGA in 1988 and was elected to membership in 1992; one of the first women professionals to become a member of the PGA! In Addition, she is also a former member of LPGA.

While working throughout the industry in all the positions in the golf business – Janes dedication and hard work continues to show, as she has established herself as a wonderful instructor to both ladies & men of all ages & skill levels. Her passion for the game along with her teaching abilities is a continued love and motivation for her.

Teaching highlights in her career include positions as the Director of Instruction at Callaway Golf Center in Las Vegas NV, as well as multiple course throughout Arizona.

Career highlights include an instruction video with Billy Casper, a fundraising clinic and tournament with Dave Stockton, and co-authoring a study of Golf specific exercises and swing development that was presented at both the PGA teaching summit as well as the world congress of golf in Scotland.

Jane is a certified PING club fitter – and professional staff member with PING.


Molly Fullerton, LPGA Apprentice

Assistant Golf Professional| 520-917-3781 |

Molly began playing golf in her early 30’s when she was a police officer in Seattle and immediately fell in love with the game. She retired early from the Seattle Police Department and began working at golf courses while waiting for her husband Randy to retire from the Seattle Fire Department. Randy and Molly moved to Tucson in 2012 and found their home in SaddleBrooke.  Molly has been a valuable member of the golf staff here at SaddleBrooke One since December 2012 and has over 22 years combined working in the golf industry. She has steadily progressed in her responsibilities over her time here and for the last several years been responsible for all of the merchandising functions within the Golf Shop.

It is exciting to see someone use their love and passion of the game of golf to open new doors. Molly has used that passion to recently pass her “Player Ability Test” and become an Apprentice Member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.


Jay Synkelma, PGA

Teaching Professional| 520-820-0741 |

Jay Synkelma, PGA Golf Professional at SaddleBrooke one Golf Club

PGA member, 1995; golf staff member with Cobra/Puma Golf

Jay Synkelma has been teaching lessons at SaddleBrooke One Golf Club for the past 5 years. Jay played golf in College and has been around the game since he was a young boy. Jay is a fun person to learn from and to be around and his love for the game speaks for itself. Jay was an Instructor at the Hilton Golf Academy for 10 years in Tucson AZ.

Career playing highlights – Jay is an avid player: who has competed in PGA tour events, past Arizona Open Champion, past Southern Arizona Champion. With multiple wins as the PGA Southwest section & chapter & Senior championships.

Jay works as an Independent instructor at SaddleBrooke; he can be reached by email or by phone to make a lesson.

Jay is married with two daughters; who have both recently graduated from College and are pursuing successful careers in the business and medical fields.

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Weekly News From the Fairways

News From the Fairways

 December 1st, 2023

SaddleBrooke Bunker Sand Replacement

The golf maintenance team is working on finishing the second bunker on SaddleBrooke #2 this week. Once the team is complete the bunker will be back into play. The new sand will be soft for a period as it settles in. The team will continue with the project next week. Any bunkers the golf maintenance team is working in will be marked as ground under repair.   

Winter Cultural Practices

Starting this month, the golf maintenance team will begin to perform some winter cultural practices. This is to ensure we continue to have good water and air infiltration into the soil profile to produce healthy turf. These practices also help to relieve soil compaction. These practices will include:

  • Needle Tine Aerification of Greens : this is a very small, solid tine that will have minimal impact to the putting surface. Will help relieve compaction and help with water and air infiltration.
  • Solid Tine Aerification of Tees : these tines are bigger than what will be used on the greens. You will notice a bunch of small holes on the tees to promote air and water infiltration.
  • Fairways Slicing:  you will notice slices throughout the fairway to promote water and air infiltration, while also relieving compaction


Fairway Slicing

All Courses Open to Regular Cart Traffic


  • Some holes will remain closed to regular traffic, but will allow access  for MEDICAL  FLAG CARTS
  • Some holes will remain closed to all traffic, including  MEDICAL FLAG CARTS
  • All carts must use the "Gate System."
  • All cart restriction decisions are based on course playability and turf conditions.
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience!

Gate System Reminders:

  • The carts driving on the fairway must use the gate system,  including MEDICAL  FLAG CARTS.
  • Keep the cart on the path until reaching the entry gate.
  • Remain on the overseeded fairway until reaching the exit gate.
  • Only MEDICAL  FLAG CARTS  have access to the rough.
  • Only 2 carts allowed on the fairway.
  • Only  MEDICAL FLAG CARTS  have the ability to switch positions throughout the hole.
  • Avoid the temptation to drive right to the first ball and wait to enter at the entry gate.
  • Keep the cart on the path after leaving the exit gate.
  • Follow all posted cart signs.
  • Some holes may be closed periodically to all cart traffic based on turf conditions.

"No Cart Zone" Reminders


Example of "No Cart Zone" on Catalina #1

"No Cart Zones" are in effect on all courses open to cart traffic  

As cart traffic returns to the courses after overseeding the "No Cart Zones" will also be returning.  All cart traffic is restricted in these areas.  These areas will provide a visual yellow line that should not be crossed by any golf cart, including  "Medical Flag Carts" .  This system will improve on course safety and course conditioning.


* A yellow line will designate the "NO CART ZONE" on each hole

* The gates must still be used by all carts

* Fairway cart signs should still be used as the proper location to exit the fairway and return to the cart path

*Sad #2, Cat #5, Cat #6, and Cat #8 will not have lines due to limited space and/or steep slopes.  All carts should remain on the path when around these specific green complexes or holes if it is a par 3.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to improve golf course safety and enhance course conditioning.

Remember To Do Your Part

Divot Mix Reminders

Sand and Seed Mix

-Available in divot boxes at the start and middle of each course

-Should be used in all fairway and tee divots only

-Remember to carry your divot bottle with you to the fairway

Straight Sand

-Available in all large concrete boxes

-Available in the round containers by the bathrooms on SaddleBrooke and Catalina 

-Should be used to fill divots in the rough


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Frost Delay Information

Cooler weather has started to arrive and with it comes the need for frost delays.  Frost delays are necessary to protect the turf grass from damage and limit exposure to unsafe conditions on the courses.  Please use the frost delay hotline to receive daily updates on potential delays.

Frost Delay Hotline: 825-2505 (option 1)

After 7 am

The USGA has a great short article on what golfers should know about frost delays. Click the USGA logo below to view the article.


Winter Walking Hours  In Effect

Walking Hours:

Before 8:00 am



Holes #1 and #2  5:00 pm

Holes #3 and #4  5:15 pm

Holes #5 and #6  5:30 pm

Holes #7 thru #9  5:45 pm


   Golfers always have the right of way

Please walk on the paths, do not walk down fairways or across greens.

All pets must be on a leash.

  Please clean-up after your pets, the trash cans on the golf course are not to be used to dispose of pet waste.

  Please refer to the weekly walking schedule for additional course availability

Weekly Walking Schedule

Please click on the blue button for this week's schedule

Practice Facility Maintenance

Practice from the turf is based on turf conditions.  The Practice Facility will close every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am to 11:30am for maintenance.  This includes the short game area.
Maintenance Hours: Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 am
                                         Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am