Meet the PROs


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Troy Jewkes, PGA

Head Golf & Teaching Professional| 520-917-3783 x119 | tjewkes@saddlebrooke.org


Troy Jewkes, PGA: Head Golf Professional at SaddleBrooke One Golf Club

PGA member, 2006. Callaway & PING certified club fitter; professional staff member with Callaway since 2013.

Began working in the golf industry in Junior High School; stacking balls at the prestigious Jeremy Ranch Country Club in Park city Utah – has worked as a Golf Professional in Oregon, Idaho & Arizona. Including stops at the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) in Portland OR.; the resort facility StoneRidge Golf Club near Coeur d’Alene ID and currently at SaddleBrooke One Golf Club in Tucson AZ.

Career playing highlights – several top 10 finishes in Pacific Northwest & Oregon PGA chapter & Section majors and tournaments; including three wins as a professional - (2) PGA Oregon Section pro-am victories & (1) Assistant Professionals Match Play Champion; Inland Empire Chapter, PGA.

Teaching others the golf swing, along with the mental aspect of golf – continues to provide Troy with the opportunity to create meaningful & lasting relationships though this wonderful game.

Troy has three Children -  Kaylee, Troy Jr. & Michael; who stay busy with school, youth sports & enjoy spending time together in the outdoors.


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Jane Chanik, PGA

Assistant Golf & Teaching Professional| 520-917-3783 x114 | jchanik@saddlebrooke.org


Jane Chanik, PGA; Assistant 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 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.

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Jay Synkelma, PGA

Teaching Professional| 520-820-0741 | synkforpar@aol.com


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



  October 23rd,  2020 

Tucson and Main Putting Greens Open on Monday

Tucson Bunker Project Update

Divot Mix Reminders

Cart Traffic Update
 
Social Distancing
Signs have been placed around the practice facilities to remind everyone about social distancing while using these areas.  

In an continuing effort to adjust to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 Virus, temporary adjustments have been made to golf procedures.  These are in place to maintain community safety while continuing to offer the ability to utilize the golf courses here at SaddleBrooke One.

  • Foam insert in the cups on greens.
  • Practice Green flag sticks have been removed.
  • Practice Green cups have been installed upside down.
  • Ballwashers have been removed.
  • Par 3 divot boxes have been removed.
  • Scoops in the big divot boxes have been removed.
  • 4 Carts allowed per group, only 2 carts allowed on the turf.
  • E-mail/Starter check in and house account authorization. 
  • Bunker rakes have been removed. 

    Temporary Local Rule; Ball coming to Rest in Bunkers

    Effective March 22nd, 2020 - Until Further Notice

    Please click here to read the Temporary Local Rule for Bunkers

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Divot Mix Reminders

Sand and Seed Mix

-Available in all of the small boxes

-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

2020 Overseeding Schedule    
The dates and courses are set for the 2020 overseeding schedule.
  Course   Closes   Re-Opens
SaddleBrooke & Practice Area   -  Open
Catalina & Catalina Practice Green     -   Open
Tucson & Main Practice Greens    CLOSED  Monday, October 26th


Tucson Course Opens on Monday, October 23rd

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#3 Fairway on the Tucson Course 

What to expect when Tucson Re-opens next week:

- Cart Path Only to allow the new Ryegrass adequate time to establish prior to regular cart traffic

-You will notice that Tucson has more thin Ryegrass spots than the other two courses when they re-opened. This is due to the cooler night time temperatures while growing in Tucson. 

- Soft conditions due to the frequent irrigation required for Ryegrass establishment.

- Higher than normal mowing heights as the Ryegrass continues it's establishment process.  Mowing heights will be adjusted as the new Ryegrass matures.

- Slower than normal green speeds due to a higher height of cut in preparation for cooler temperatures.  Green speeds will increase with cooler weather and slower Bermuda growth.  


Tucson Bunker Project 

When Tucson re-opens from overseeding, the Tucson Bunker project will be complete. All of the bunkers on Tucson will be in play...sorry no more Ground Under Repair bunkers. All of the bunkers on all 3 golf courses have had new liner and sand installed the last 3 summers. The golf maintenance team appreciates everybody's patience while we completed this project. We hope you all enjoy the new sand in the bunkers. 


Cart Traffic Update

At this point in time the golf courses will remain cart path only. It is our goal to get carts back out on the turf, as soon as the newly established ryegrass can handle some cart traffic. We encountered warmer than normal conditions while overseeding this year. This has caused the following:

-Wetter areas due to increased irrigation

-Slower germination on slopes and areas difficult to keep wet

-Increased Bermudagrass competition with the new Ryegrass

As we see some cooler temperatures in the near future, we are expecting these issues to improve, which will allow for cart traffic. Look for an email and video update next week regarding when carts will be allowed back on the courses. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Cart Path Only

  • All holes will remain Cart Path Only
  • No traffic is allowed on the turf at this time 
  • All cart restriction decisions are based on course playability and turf conditions
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience

Fall Walking Hours Now In Effect

Walking Hours:

Before 7:30 am

And

After 6 pm

-For your safety please follow all posted signage.

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   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:

The Practice Facility is open for practice from the grass tee.  Practice from the grass is based on turf conditions.  The Practice Facility will close every Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am for maintenance.  This includes the short game area.
Maintenance Hours: Monday 9:30 am - 11:00 am
                                          Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:00 am