JOHN JACOBS PROGRAMS

WHY JOHN JACOBS GOLF

OURPHILOSOPHY

With 38 years of experience teaching people to play better golf. Our instructors are experienced, well trained, and motivated to help you improve. We offer a wide variety of programs, and our instruction is tailored to your individual needs. When you participate in one of our schools or academies, you will leave a better player and with the knowledge to continue improving.

Simplicity has always been paramount in the fundamentals of Jacobs’ teaching methodology, a centered approach based around one key factor – how the ball reacts after it has left the clubface – and it was an idea that not only changed the face of golf tutorship when introduced in the 1960s, but one which has also inspired coaches to this very day.

Jacobs’ time-honored teaching philosophy has not only received praise from some of the most recognizable figures in the game, but it is perhaps the hundreds of thousands who have attended our schools who say it best. 

john jacobs history

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1950's 1950's

- 1955-1957-John Jacobs earns a spot in the 1955 Ryder Cup and wins two matches. John Jacobs won the Dutch Open and the South African Match Play in 1957. Jacobs then became the tournament director general of the European Tour and was instrumental in helping to grow that tour.

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1971-75 1971-75

- 1971- John Jacobs Golf Schools and Academies established by Shelby Futch and John Jacobs

- 1972-John Jacobs’ authors “Practical Golf” which is named by Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers as “One of the best Instruction books ever”

- 1975-Shelby Futch wins the Illinois PGA Championship and in the same year establishes the first John Jacobs Arizona location at Tucson National Golf Resort in Tucson, Arizona

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1976-79 1976-79

- 1976-Shelby Futch launches John Jacob’s Golf Schools’
The Success of Scottsdale Golf Group revolves around Shelby’s commitment to excellence and his love for the game. Shelby has earned an International reputation with a career spans every phase of golf. Initially a tour player, Shelby’s contribution to the game subsequently has evolved from his own pursuit of par. His passion for learning about the game and his desire to share that knowledge with others, ultimately led him to establish the John Jacob’s Golf Schools.

-1979-Jacobs publishes “Golf Doctor” Diagnosis, Explanation and Correction of Golfing Faults

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1980's 1980's

- 1982-Shelby Futch named “One of America’s 50 Best Golf Teachers” by Golf Magazine.

- 1983-Shelby Futch established the Scottsdale Golf Group. Same year Shelby established the second John Jacobs Arizona location at Camelback Golf Club & Resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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1991-94 1991-94

- 1991-Shelby Futch received Top 50 Golf Instructors in America Award from “The Golf Magazine” and strengthens Jacobs Golf through Scottsdale Golf Groups purchase of Painted Mountain Golf Resort, Mesa Arizona and establishes another permanent John Jacobs’ Golf School location

- 1994-Shelby Futch launches a 7 volume video series “TEE to GREEN” a comprehensive step-by-step presentation of the same proven techniques and drills used by John Jacobs Golf Schools

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1995-96 1995-96

- 1995-Shelby Futch is featured on the cover of AZGQ “The Changing Face of Golf Instruction” AZGQ. Same year Scottsdale Golf Group purchases Hillcrest Golf Club, Sun City West, Arizona and establishes another permanent John Jacobs’ Golf School location.

-1996-Shelby Futch features in “Golf Gurus” The Wisdom of the Game’s Greatest Instructors”

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'00-02 '00-02

- 2000- Johns lifelong commitment and passion to the game of golf includes his Induction in the World Golf Hall of Fame and 1 year later John is inducted in the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame

- 2001-2002-Shelby Futch received Top 100 Teachers in America Award from “The Golf Magazine” and 1 year later Scottsdale Golf Group purchases Red Mountain Ranch Golf & Country Club, a Pete Dye masterpiece, Mesa, Arizona and establishes another permanent John Jacobs’ Golf School location.

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'03-04 '03-04

- 2003-2004-Shelby Futch received Top 100 Teachers in America Award from “The Golf Magazine”

- 2004-Shelby’s commitment to the game of golf and never ending quest to pursue the finest golf instruction in the world leads to Scottsdale Golf Group purchase of Legend Trail Golf Club, Scottsdale Arizona, a Rees masterpiece, and establishes another permanent John Jacobs’ Golf School location

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'11-13 '11-13

- 2011-Scottsdale Golf Group purchases Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale Arizona and establishes John Jacobs’ Golf Schools at Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ

-2013-Scottsdale Golf Group established Junior Golf Program at Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona, first season features 380 juniors participants

- 2013-Shelby Futch Inducted in the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

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2014 2014

- 2014-John Jacobs Golf Schools re-launches www.jacobsgolf.com and goes live in June 2014

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Our Locations

Arizona Arizona

Jacobs' Golf has 4 great locations for the best golf instruction in Arizona. Including Rees Jones and Pete Dye masterpieces and the Accenture Match Play Championship Course since 2009, our Jack Nicklaus designed Golf Club of Dove Mountain. Whether you need a golf school covering all aspects of the game of golf, or you
prefer private golf lessons or golf clinics specifically tailored to your needs, Jacobs' Golf Schools & Academies has the right instruction program for every Arizona golfer. Most Arizona locations are open year-round with special programs and reduced
rates during summer months. Please check your preferred location for details.

Colorado Colorado

Jacobs' Golf has 2 great locations for the best golf instruction in Colorado. Whether you need a golf school covering all aspects of the game of golf, or you
prefer private golf lessons or golf clinics specifically tailored to your needs, Jacobs' Golf Schools & Academies has the right instruction program for every Colorado golfer. Jacobs’ Colorado location is without hesitation the best mountain course in Colorado. Once you have experienced the spectacular setting at The Raven, you will see why Avid Golfer has it ranked as the #1 golf experiences in Colorado, and why Golf Magazine says it is a top 10 course you can play in the U.S. Please check location for details.

California California

Jacobs' Golf has 2 great locations for the best golf instruction in California from the San Diego Foothills to Palm Springs. Whether you need a golf school covering all aspects of the game of golf, or you
prefer private golf lessons or golf clinics specifically tailored to your needs, Jacobs' Golf Schools & Academies has the right instruction program for every Californian golfer. From the Ron Fream Design championship course at Desert Falls Country Club conveniently located near the attractions of Palm Springs voted Golf Digest's Seventh Annual “Best Places to Play” and four stars for outstanding course condition and professional staff to The Golf Club at La Quinta set at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. Please check your preferred location for details.

Florida Florida

Jacobs' Golf has 3 great locations for the best golf instruction in Florida. Whether you need a golf school covering all aspects of the game of golf, or you
prefer private golf lessons or golf clinics specifically tailored to your needs, Jacobs' Golf Schools & Academies has the right instruction program for every Florida golfer. Gary Player, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Lee Trevino, three of the best golf architects in the world, have all left their signatures at Lely Resort home to 36 holes of spectacular golf with two distinct Championship Courses. Flamingo Island, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., features signature hole #5, surrounded by water it is connected only by bridges. The Mustang course by Lee Trevino features 12 lakes, but creates fair play even for the beginner golfer. Please check your preferred location for details.

Nevada Nevada

Jacobs' Golf has 2 great locations for the best golf instruction in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you need a golf school covering all aspects of the game of golf, or you
prefer private golf lessons or golf clinics specifically tailored to your needs, Jacobs' Golf Schools & Academies has the right instruction program for every Las Vegas golfer. Golf Summerlin's three player-friendly, yet challenging, courses welcome residents as well as visitors to the Las Vegas area. Hall-of-Famer Billy Casper and master course-planner Greg Nash designed all three courses. With three well-conditioned courses located within three miles of each other offer some of the most photo-worthy views of Las Vegas; this is where to play golf. Please check your preferred location for details.

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