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Real results start with professional instruction

Harbor Shores is committed to developing golfers of all ages and abilities. Our staff takes time to deliver insightful instruction in a genuine, helpful and friendly way. Our philosophy reaches beyond the game of golf to help build the skills and disciplines that set the foundation for lifelong golfers no matter the age.

Host your next corporate team building exercise in the Learning Center. For group rates, call the pro shop at 269-927-GOLF or contact us by email.

Personalized Lessons

Personalized to your goals

Personalized Lessons deliver the best results for golfers of all ages and abilities. Personalized to your goals, swing and ability to make the most of your golfing experience, our PGA professionals offer one-hour lessons starting at $100 per hour. Use of the V-1 Video system and Trackman Launch Monitor to analyze your swing.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, fitting or specialty clinic, please call the golf shop at 269-927-GOLF (4653).

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Meet Our Instructors

Joshua R. Doxtator, PGA

Bio

Josh is a longtime golf instructor, with an extensive background in player development. He has been honored by both the PGA of America and US Kids Golf for his leadership in player development, and he was ranked #2 “Best Instructors of the Valley” in the state of Arizona by an independent magazine poll in 2013. Josh has been teaching his entire life, starting with clinics he ran for neighborhood kids on his hometown street when he was a Junior himself! Teaching professionally since 2005, Josh has conducted over 7,000 lessons, clinics, and classes to players of all skill levels, including Tour players and NCAA Division 1 recruits. Using both V1 and JC Golf motion analysis software, Josh employs specific focus and action to attain results quickly.

Josh’s Teaching Philosophy: “Once you can understand the student’s learning style and develop a game plan that aligns with their abilities, the results can be phenomenal. Using simple verbiage and sequences, we can build a swing that fits the student, not someone else’s version of it. Attaining a successful swing sequence is easier than most believe, if steps are made through simple focus and reaction. Connection is the key to any golf swing, and using the student’s core competencies, we can build something that becomes difficult to lose or forget.”

Here’s Josh on what he likes best about teaching: “I am blessed to be able to watch people of all skill levels tap into their true talent. Assisting in bringing that out is what I enjoy the most, and seeing the view of contentment and surprise on their faces when they reach new skill levels. Taking what is perceived as ‘broken’ or ‘defeated’ and turning it into success while building a bridge to new potential is what drives me.”

Awards and Accolades
  • President’s Council Award on Growing the Game – PGA of America (2010)
  • Top 50 US Kids Instructor, Honorable Mention – US Kids Golf (2011)
  • Top 100 Player Development Performer – PGA of America (2011)
  • Top 50 US Kids Instructor, Honorable Mention – US Kids Golf (2012)
  • Player Development Award Recipient – PGA, Southwest Section (2012)
  • Ranked #2 “Best Instructors of the Valley” – AZ Foothills Magazine (2013)
  • Multiple Top 10 Finishes in PGA Southwest Section
  • Lowest Round 64, Par 72
  • Missouri High School State record for lowest round in a match 31, 5 under par
  • PING Staff Professional since 2008
What’s in Josh’s Bag
  • PING G400 Driver, Fairway and Hybrid.
  • PING i500 irons 4-PW, PING Glide 2.0 Wedges 50,54,58 with SS sole.
  • PING Anser Vault 2.0 Putter.
  • Titleist ProV1x golf ball, high numbers only.
Rates

45 Minute Lesson            $100

*Custom Game Improvement Packages Available

Jackson Davison, PGA Associate

Bio

Jackson is currently an Associate in Level one of the PGA Golf Management Program. After years of competitive golf in both junior and professional level play across the nation, Jackson has turned his focus on becoming a Class A, PGA Professional. With 5 years of instructional experience, Jackson can bring a fun, focused and youthful vision to the game of golf. With goals of becoming a recognized instructor in the state of Michigan, Jackson is finding innovative ways to make the game easier. Using both TrackMan Technology and V1 Golf Analysis software, Jackson helps his students get more of a visual representation of the changes he is presenting.

Jackson’s Teaching Philosophy: “Finding a way to make a repeatable golf swing in order to produce the best results. Being able to simplify each movement through visual, statistical, and verbal instruction. Identifying weaknesses and turning them into strengths. Learning to make a swing that can be repeated under any circumstance. Lastly, discovering the most efficient way to produce scores and save shots on the golf course.”

Here’s Jackson on what he likes best about teaching: “Being able to introduce my own take on how to become a better golfer. Helping introduce a better perspective of golf and simplifying it down to the basics in order to save shots. I love being able to grow the game due to creating easier ways to play it. I am a big fan of junior instruction. I see myself in a lot of the students and realize their dreams of taking it to the next level. Being the best golfer, they can be.”

Awards and Accolades
  • Top 5 finishes on Florida Professional Tour and Dakotas Tour
  • MHSAA Division 1 Individual State Champion (2008)
  • MSHAA All-State Team (2008)
  • PING All-East Region NJCAA team (2009)
  • NJCAA All American (2009)
  • WHAC All- Conference Honors (2009)
  • Lowest Score: 63
  • TaylorMade Golf Staff Professional Since 2018
What’s in Jackson’s Bag
  • Taylormade M5 Driver and 3 Wood
  • Taylormade p790 2 iron
  • Taylormade p760 irons 4-PW
  • Taylormade High-Toe Wedges 60*, 55*, and 50*
  • Taylormade Spider X Putter
  • Taylormade TP5x Golf Ball #9
Rates

$100 per hour

$250 for a series of 3

Ross Smith, PGA

Bio

Ross has been a PGA Member for 34 years and teaching and coaching remain a true passion. He has been very fortunate to have worked with Jim Flick Nicklaus Golf Academy lead instructor, Dr. Jim Suttie, Rick Smith, EA Tishler and many other top teachers in the country. Studying under the tutelage of so many well respected and awarded instructors, Ross utilized his learnings to create his own teaching style and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the Indiana PGA Section.

Ross continues to learn daily and when asked about his philosophy, this is what he had to say. “I am not a method teacher such as Stack & Tilt, Golf Machine, One Plane or Two Plane. All of these methods have Pros & Cons.  Each student brings their own abilities and I try to find the pieces that fit the student I’m working with. I am a firm believer in basics such as Grip, Stance & Set up but I don’t think you can play trying to hit positions. If I need to be put into a single category, I am a ball flight instructor. I am a firm believer 90% of golfers need to draw the ball for distance. With the use of V1 Video & Trackman we can develop a model for your success.”

Awards and Accolades
  • Nicklaus/Flick Golf School Instructor 1998
  • Certified Club Fitter by Henry Griffiths
  • Named to Golf Digest Best Teachers in the State of Indiana 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006
  • Named to Golf Magazine Best Teachers in the State of Indiana 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006
  • Named Indiana Section Teacher of the Year 1999
  • 2009 Indiana Senior Open- Runner-up
  • 2006 Indiana Senior Tour Series- Champion
  • Indiana Senior Northern Open- Champion
  • Indiana PGA Challenge Cup Team Member
  • PGA National Senior Club Professional Championship-Participant
  • 2005 Indiana PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am Team Champion
  • 1998 Indiana PGA Ping Series- Runner-up
  • Indiana PGA Southern Open- Runner-up
  • Indiana PGA Challenge Cup Team Member
  • 1996 Indiana PGA Challenge Cup Member
  • 1995 Indiana PGA Southern Open-Champion
  • US Open Local Qualifier
  • Indiana PGA Challenge Cup Team Member
  • 1994 Indiana PGA Ping Series-Champion
  • Indiana PGA Team Championship- Champion
  • PGA National Club Professional Championship-Participant
  • 1992 Indiana PGA Pro President-Champion
  • PGA National Club Professional Championship-Participant
  • 1990 Indiana PGA Team Championship- Champion
  • 1998 PGA National Club Professional Championship-Participant
  • 1986 Kentucky PGA Pro Junior-Champion
  • 1987 PGA National Club Professional Championship
  • 1985 Kentucky PGA Team Championship- Champion
  • 1984 Kentucky Open Low Professional-Runner-up
  • 1983 Kentucky PGA Michelob Classic-Champion
  • 1982 Kentucky Open Runner-up- Low Professional
  • 1981 Kentucky Pro Junior-Champion
  • 1980 Kentucky Pro Junior- Champion
  • Kentucky Open Runner-up- Low Professional
What’s in Ross' Bag
  • Driver TS3
  • 3 Wood TS3
  • Hybrid 19
  • Irons AP3 4 thru PW
  • Gap Vokey 52,56 & 60
Rates

1 Hour $100 includes V1 Video & Trackman

Package: Buy 5 lessons $400 includes V1Video & Trackman

Policies

Dress Code

  • Men: All shirts must have a collar or a “mock collar.” Shorts are permitted but must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length. Items not permitted: denim of any kind, athletic shorts, cut-off shirts of any kind.
  • Women: Golf skirts, dresses, slacks, and shorts are allowed but must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length. A collar is preferred for shirts without sleeves. Items not permitted: Denim of any kind, beachwear, t-shirts, and athletic shorts.
  • All golf shoes must have either soft spikes or a spikeless system. Metal spikes are not permitted at Harbor Shores.

Etiquette

  • Each golfer must have his or her own set. If a guest doesn’t own a set of clubs, rental sets must be acquired through the golf shop at check-in.
  • The guest will be held responsible for the golf cart and its current working condition. A golf cart waiver will be signed by each person in the group upon checking in.
  • Each round will be started by a First Tee Host. Pace of play of 4 Hours and 30 Minutes will be expected. A Player Assistant will be monitoring pace of play as well as the golf shop staff via GPS tracking. Players who are “Out of Position” will be spoken to by a Player Assistant or a member of the Professional Golf Staff. Groups who fall out of position for the 3rd time in the round, will be moved into the correct position on course.

Alcohol Policy

  • Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the property at Harbor Shores. Any outside alcohol will be confiscated by a member of the Harbor Shores Team. Lack of cooperation will result in being asked to exit the property and further legal action may be taken.
  • Score at the Shore and Champions Plus Upgrade: Any guest participating in the Score at the Shore or the Champions Plus Upgrade program is limited to (2) beers being served at once. Guests participating in this program are not to share alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages with anyone else in the group. Lack of cooperation will result in revoking of the program without a refund.

Rain Checks

  • Rain checks will be determined by a member of the Professional Golf Staff based on the number of completed holes. Any round interrupted by inclement weather can result in a rain check. Guests will not receive any cash, credit card, or shop credit refund for the incompletion of the round.

Cancellation Policy

  • All guests reserving a tee time will be asked to provide a credit card to be kept on file. This credit card will not be charged unless it violates this cancellation policy. The guest is expected to notify the golf course outside of 24 hours prior to their tee time. Failure to do so will result in the credit card being charged for the full amount. No call/show will also result in the credit card being charged for the full amount.
  • Stay and Play- Please see Stay and Play Agreement

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