Heritage Pointe joins with the Golf Channel Academy

Written by Dan Higgins



ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2018) – Acclaimed Canadian teaching professional Paul Horton, the PGA of Canada’s 2017 National Coach of the Year, is teaming with one of Western Canada’s top public golf facilities to launch a new Golf Channel Academy location just outside of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe recently joined the Golf Channel Academy (GCA) network of teaching facilities, becoming GCA’s first location in Canada and second internationally, along with the Golf Channel Academy at Golf Resort Black Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. With 89 locations canvassing 33 states and two continents, Golf Channel Academy is among the most expansive golf instruction networks in the world today.

“It’s a great honor to be included amongst these elite Golf Channel Academy teaching facilities and coaches,” said Horton, who has taught thousands of players—from beginners to top amateurs and collegiate players to touring professionals—for nearly 40 years. “We feel like we have one of the best public practice facilities and coaching staffs in the country, and we look forward to providing everyone with an exceptional learning experience.”

Located just outside of Calgary at the Heritage Pointe Golf Club in Heritage Point, Alberta, the academy boasts one of the finest practice facilities in all of Canada. It features a full-length driving range, a 13,000-square-foot practice green surrounded by sand traps, and chipping and pitching areas. The jewel in the crown is Heritage Pointe’s unique 3-hole course, “The Loop,” which circles the academy with full-length par 3, 4 and 5 holes so that students can hone in on their overall course-management and playing skills.

Students also have access to some of the most decorated and well-known instructors in the business, including Horton, a 14-time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year finalist (he won it twice, in 2003 and 2011) and the highest-ranking AimPoint Certified Instructor in all of Canada. Current and former students who’ve worked with Horton include former PGA Tour winners Stephen Ames and Steven Bowditch, eight-time Canadian Long Drive champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk and 6-time World Long Drive champion Jason Zuback.

Joining Horton on the coaching staff are long-time PGA of Canada teaching professional and 1999 National Teacher of the Year Bob McArthur and former Cottonwood Golf & CC (DeWinton, Alberta) Head Professional, Director of Operations and General Manager Tiffany Gordon, the 2005 PGA of Canada Club Professional of the Year. Bob McArthur has been the Head Teaching Professional at Heritage Pointe for the last 21 years, a 12 time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year finalist. McArthur has also worked with numerous elite players and professionals over the years and specializes in offering custom corporate programs to any group size. This elite team of coaches have 4 National awards to their credit in three different categories.

The Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe offers a variety of instruction programming options for adults and juniors, from Private, Group and On-Course Lessons to an Elite Junior Invitational Camp to a Ladies Only School with the long-hitting Vlooswyk. Other services include Club Fitting, College Recruiting and Scholarship Advice, a Mental Golf Workshop and Winter Coaching. The academy also features the latest state-of-the-art technology, including video swing analysis, an ES14 launch monitor, Blast Motion Swing/Stroke Analyzer and brain training headset from FocusBand.

For more information about The Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe, please contact:

Paul Horton at paul@paulhortongolf.com 403-585-0166
Bob McArthur at bobbymacgolf@shaw.ca 403-870-6967
Tiffany Gordon at tiffanygordonprofessionalgolf@shaw.ca 403-703-7577

For more about Golf Channel Academy, including a full listing of all its current locations and coaches, go to www.golfchannelacademy.com.


Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available to nearly 500 million viewers in 78 countries and nine languages around the world. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Channel Digital and the NBC Sports App, powered by Playmaker Media. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes theGolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking;Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf ; GolfAdvisor.com, the world’s largest golf course ratings and review resource for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour; and as the Official Media Partner of St. Andrews Links, the Home of Golf.

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