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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News From the Fairways




  June 5 , 2020
 
Transition Update, Tucson Bunker Project Update, Upcoming Course Closure Schedule   

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

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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.

  • PVC Pipe in the cups on the 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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Upcoming Course Closures
  Course  Closes  Re-opens
 SaddleBrooke  Monday, June 15th   Monday, June 29th
 Tucson  Monday, July 6th   Monday, July 20th
 Catalina  Monday, July 20th  Monday, August 3rd

The second and final round of course closures to complete required cultural activities will begin on June 15th, with the closure of the SaddleBrooke Course.  Each course will be closed for 2 weeks over the next month and a half. The following activities will be completed during this time period:

- Aerification of all turf areas

-Transition sodding as needed

-Sand topdressing of Fairways

-Drainage Work


Transition Update
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Tucson #8 Green Surround


With the warm temperatures here to stay, the courses have entered into the transition period.  This is the annual summer process that occurs as the courses transition from the overeseeded perennial Ryegrass back to the warm season Bermuda grass.  In some places you will not even know that transition has occurred and in others it will be much more noticeable.  By losing the Ryegrass, we are promoting Bermuda grass activity by eliminating the competition.  We have and will continue taking the following steps to manage this process:

  •  Increased watering and spot watering to ensure the Bermuda has the necessary moisture it needs
  • Spot fertility applications to fuel the Bermuda recovery
  •  Traffic management to relieve stress and promote Bermuda activity
  • Chemical applications to weaken the Ryegrass
  •  Aerification and Topdressing to improve the growing environment for the underlying Bermuda


This is always a difficult time period for the courses and this process will impact playing conditions to some degree.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as the courses complete this necessary process.


Tucson Bunker Project Update 
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New Sand and Liner Installed on Tucson #9
Tucson #8 and #9 Bunkers Now Open for Play

Work on the Tucson bunkers continues to progress.  Work includes removing the old sand, refreshing the drainage, new bunker liner, and new sand. The golf maintenance team has removed the sand on hole #3 and working on #4. As the old sand is removed the bunkers will be marked as ground under repair. You may notice that the bunker liner is a different color this year. The liner being installed on Tucson is made from extruded PVC, where as on the SaddleBrooke and Catalina courses the liner was made from recycled rubber. The new liner works the same way the liner does on the SaddleBrooke and Catalina bunkers, it is porous and allows water to move through. Work will continue through most of the summer.  Thank you for your cooperation with this work.

 

Summer Walking Hours Now In Effect

Walking Hours:

BEFORE 7:00 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

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Cart Traffic Update - Entry Gate Suspended for the Summer

The Exit Gate Will Remain for the Summer

  • All cart traffic can enter the fairway at any point. 
  • All cart traffic exiting near the green should exit through the exit gate.
  • Regular cart traffic is allowed on all courses 
  • Some holes may remain closed to all traffic
  • Please follow all posted signs
  • Please return to the cart paths as soon as possible 
  • All cart restriction decisions are based on course playability and turf conditions
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience

Practice Facility Maintenance:

Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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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 9:00am to 10:30am for maintenance.  This includes the short game area.