Pronghorn Golf Academy

Renowned Coaching

Pronghorn Golf Academy is serviced by Jeff Ritter’s renowned MAKE THE TURN Performance coaching program. Leaders in the world of player development, MAKE THE TURN and True-Spec work seamlessly together to provide you with the tools and support to elevate your game.

Programs are available for adults and juniors, including private coaching, 1/2 day schools, corporate engagement, plus monthly “membership” based player development initiatives. Operating out of our state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor learning center, you’ll enjoy a game changing learning experience any time of year at the finest training facility in the Pacific Northwest.


“Oregon’s #1 Coach” – Golf Digest Magazine

“Best Academies in the West” – Golf Digest Magazine

Jeff Ritter is the Founder and Director of MAKE THE TURN Performance at Pronghorn Academy – The Golf Digest Editor’s Choice as “Best Academies in the West. Ritter is also ranked as the #1 Coach in Oregon. A Lead Coach for Golf Channel Academy, as well as ranked among the Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine. Ritter is an expert communicator with an impressive pedigree working with top amateurs, elite juniors, collegiate standouts, as well as plyers on the professional tours

An accomplished coach, author and speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well, but living well. 

A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff is a regular feature guest on Golf Channel appearing on programs such as Morning Drive. In 2016 he was host of PGA National Instruction Day on Golf Channel, the most watched golf instruction event in history. In 2014 he created MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series for Golf Digest TV.The program was the most successful series on the Golf Digest platform, garnering 20 million viewers. In addition to his role at Pronghorn, Jeff is also National Director of NIKE Junior Golf Camps, overseeing 200+ locations throughout North America.

His inspiring perspective on game and lifestyle development has Jeff traveling internationally to share the MAKE THE TURN message of living more powerfully through the game of golf.

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Talon Payne

Talon Payne is our full-time Master Club Fitter for True Spec Golf. A graduate of the New Mexico State University PGA Golf Management program, as well as a talented competitive player and coach, Talon understands how important properly fit equipment is to playing your best game.

Following a successful amateur playing career, winning two State Championships, Talon has focused his future on helping others find more enjoyment in the game. His secret to success lies in helping players find the perfect equipment to elevate their skill, while promoting confidence through knowing the clubs you purchase are tailor made, just for you. 

Talon is in his second year with our Academy performance team, we’re excited for the impact Talon brings to the program 

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Current Golf Hours of Operation

The Horn – Golf Shop | Open Daily: 7 am – 7 pm | 541.693.5365
Golf Course* | Open Daily: Tee times begin at 7:30 am
Driving Range* | Open Daily: 7 am – 4 pm
Golf Academy | By Appointment

* Weather and conditions dependent

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2022 Editor’s Choice “Best Academies In The West!” – Golf Digest Magazine

Since 2019 Pronghorn Golf Academy has been proud to be recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best academies in the west!

Golfers who engage with our award winning program not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game, but can also track progress using advanced tools and proprietary player-coach communication platforms that accelerate learning.

Whether you’re new to the game or an accomplished competitor, Pronghorn Golf Academy delivers the tools you need to succeed!