Golf Academy Awards Posted

The Golf Academy

Arthur Scarbrough, Teaching Professional, at The Golf Academy.

The Golf Academy at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club provides the ultimate golf learning experience combining personalized instruction with computerized diagnostic equipment for swing analysis. The Golf Academy opened in 2001 as The Dick Harmon School of Golf and originally designed for and by the late Dick Harmon, one of America’s top teaching professionals and golf legends.

The state-of-the-art teaching facility features two indoor practice bays with an outdoor instruction tee with access to the expansive golf practice facilities offered at The Houstonian. Private golf instruction is available for golfers of all levels or in a group setting for for corporate clinics and outings.

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Arthur J. Scarbrough

Director of Instruction, The Golf Academy
Director of Instruction, Dave Williams Golf Academy at Redstone Golf Club

ascarbrough@houstoniangolf.com

281.340.7287

Arthur Scarbrough is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. Arthur is a PGA Golf Professional who began his golf career at River Oaks Country Club as Assistant Golf Professional prior to moving with Dick Harmon to The Dick Harmon School of Golf as Teaching Professional upon its opening in 2001. Throughout his career, Arthur has maintained the teaching philosophy of his mentor, Dick Harmon, who he worked closely with for almost twenty years. Arthur teaches players of all levels including some of the area’s most notable juniors, collegiate players, amateurs and tour professionals.

Beginning February 2012, Arthur will serve as Director of Instruction at the Dave Williams Golf Academy at Redstone Golf Club. Art will work closely with Charlie Epps, Director of Golf, to lead the team of teaching professionals as they debut Houston area’s premier golf teaching facility. Along with his new role at Redstone Golf Club, Art will continue to provide private instruction at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club on a limited schedule.

Notable Mentions:

Against the Wind – Golf Tip with Bob Slovak, ABC13
A Step Forward for UH Golf, Houston Chronicle, June 2011
Local Golf Notebook, Houston Chronicle, January 24, 2012
Junior Golfers fine-tune swings with eye on future, Houston Chronicle, January 25, 2012

The Houstonian Club – Tricep push back

Golf Course Redesign Approved

The Houstonian Golf & Country Club was designed by internationally acclaimed golf course designer and re-designer, Rees Jones.  With more than 7,100 yards of pristine play and five sets of tees, the golf course challenges golfers of all levels. The golf course engages approximately 50 acres of lakes and waterways along with 43 bunkers. Fairways of 419 Tif-way Bermuda and Tif-eagle greens are meticulously maintained for championship golf course conditions year round. And unique to the Houston area, the golf course is uniquely free of any housing developments, affording the freedom to focus on the game of golf as it was meant to be.

Members and their guests enjoy the area’s finest golf practice facilities allowing them to improve and perfect their game. Practice areas include an expansive practice range, two putting greens and a one-acre dedicated short game practice area. Paying homage to the true tradition of the game, The Houstonian provides on-site caddie services. Whether playing in a club tournament or entertaining clients, the addition of a caddie or forecaddie can enhance any round.

Among its many accolades, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club proudly hosted the 2006 Nationwide Tour Championship and LPGA Tour Championship presented by Rolex in November 2009. Both season ending tournaments showcased their tour’s top leading money winners competing for a season ending purse.

Along with Shadow Hawk Golf Club, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club co-hosted the 2011 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship that took place September 15-22, 2011.

The Rees Jones philosophy is always in play: holes that are fair, challenging, continually interesting to play, and visually exciting.

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