Dan Wickman Named New Director of Operations for Green Valley Golf Courses

GREEN VALLEY, AZ — The Scottsdale Golf Group announced today the hiring of Honorary SWSPGA Southern Chapter President Dan Wickman, PGA as the Director of Operations for both the Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Club. In his position Wickman will oversee the golf operations of both facilities, including the John Jacob Golf School.

Founder & CEO of Scottsdale Golf Group, Shelby Futch said “We are excited to have Dan become a part of our team.  His background in golf operations and overall knowledge of the two golf courses will be an asset to the operations.”

With Wickman’s experience, and proven track record of managing golf clubs, he will be a valuable asset for the two facilities. Most recently, Wickman was the Managing Professional; Randolph Golf Complex managing the 36-hole golf operation and four years previous as the Director of Player Development; responsible for designing and implementing player development programs for the City of Tucson Golf. His extensive experience includes being General Manager at Clubs such as, San Pedro Golf Club, Benson, AZ, Prescott Lakes Golf Club, Prescott, AZ, and Robinson Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA. Wickman served as the President of the Southwest Section PGA Southern Chapter for two terms and has been awarded Southern Chapter PGA: Golf Professional of the Year, 2014, Teacher of the Year 2012, Junior Golf Leader 2011, inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, Salpointe Catholic High School.

Wickman said, “I am really excited to be part to be part of the leadership team at Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Clubs. I have played in PGA events and held junior events at both courses and always have enjoyed the facilities. I am not sure the Tucson Golfer knows what a great test of golf Canoa Ranch is and what an enjoyable dining experience the restaurant offers. Torres is the perfect facility for a tournament; very playable golf course and perfect place for a group gathering. I am really happy to have The John Jacobs Golf School here. I have been an admirer of John Jacobs for thirty years.”

About Canoa Ranch Golf Club and Torres Blancas

Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, Canoa Ranch Golf Course offers panoramic views of Elephant Head and the beauty of Green Valley, providing an enjoyable, beautiful and memorable golf experience. Boasting dramatic elevation changes and strategic bunkering with five sets of tee boxes to accommodate all skill levels, with playing distances ranging from 4,500 to 7,013 yards, with bent grass on the greens and Bermuda on the fairways and tees.

The popular Grill on the Green offering a daily breakfast menu to their appetizing bar menu, lunch and dinner entrees. Hosting your meeting or special events, accommodating 10-150 in their banquet facilities.

Torres Blancas Golf Club, is nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley at the foot of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains. Offering a championship course designed by Lee Trevino and company. Torres Blancas meanders through charming neighborhoods and breathtaking desert scenery. The par 72 course has 3 lakes, numerous bunkers and generous, undulating greens. Five sets of tees offer a challenge to golfers of all abilities with a maximum yardage of 7,111 from the tournament tees to 5,010 yards from the forward tees.

Both Golf Clubs offer seasonal and annual memberships and professional golf instruction with the John Jacobs Golf Schools.

For more information on Canoa Ranch call 520-393-1966 or visit www.canoaranchgolf.com and Torres Blancas Golf Club call 520-625-5200 www.torresblancasgolf.com

About The Scottsdale Golf Group

Scottsdale Golf Group consistently delivers the ultimate in branded golf experiences for corporate clients and discerning golf customer’s experiences that are on par with those enjoyed by professional golfers. Under the guidance of golf industry expert Shelby Futch, Scottsdale Golf Group has grown from the undisputed leader in golf instruction to become a master of club operations, management, and consumer marketing services as well. Expect and receive world-class golf services from Scottsdale Golf Group.

GOLF INSTRUCTION – John Jacobs Golf Schools leads the industry in golf instruction in providing customized options including tailored lessons and performance fitting experiences.
MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Leveraging its industry knowledge and experience to successfully manage top-quality golf properties. When you trust Scottsdale Golf Group to manage the day-to-day operations, you can expect the kind of bottom-line results they consistently deliver for their clients, like increases in sales and revenue–and decreased expenses.
CORPORATE/GROUP GOLF EVENTS AND PROGRAMS – For tournaments and corporate golf outings or entertaining clinics and golf school programs for clients or staff.
MARKETING SERVICES – Because they focus on enhancing the reputation of the facility and not theirs, Scottsdale Golf Group helps create:

  • Increased overall brand awareness
  • Precisely target and attract the ideal clientele
  • Turn first-time course guests into lifelong customers
  • With the understanding of what it takes to successfully market courses and tailor their proven strategies to meet the marketing and sales goals of the facility. Learn more about how Scottsdale Golf
  • Group can meet the individual or corporate golf services they provide.


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