Golf News for Thursday, January 12, 2006 | Instruction

Platinum Golf Properties starts academy in Fountain Hills, AZ

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2206) -- Platinum Golf Properties is pleased to announce the opening of Platinum Golf Academy. Starting January 2006, the academy will offer golf schools, clinics, outings and lessons. Platinum Golf Properties has recruited one of Arizona's top instructors and a past teaching professional at the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, Derek Nannen.

As Director of Instruction for Platinum Golf Academy, Nannen will lead instruction for all clinics and schools at the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain. Nannen has also added several new programs for juniors, beginners, and experienced golfers, as well as customized golf schools for local and out-of-town guests.

Most recently, Nannen has been teaching for ESPN Golf Schools at the TPC Scottsdale. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the top instructors in the world, including Jim McLean, Hank Haney, and Jim Flick which has helped him become a well recognized and reputable golf instructor.

Nannen also has the playing experience to back-up his teaching, participating in the Nationwide Tour event at Whirlwind Golf Club and on the PGA Tour, playing in the

Tucson Open in 2005. This tournament experience combined with Nannen's teaching background will provide guests of Eagle Mountain the best golf instruction in the valley.

Those interested in learning more about the instructional golf programs offered through Platinum Golf Academy are encouraged to contact Derek Nannen directly at 480-282-4627 or 866-682-4626.

Platinum Golf Properties manages operations at the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain in Fountain Hills, Arizona and Augusta Ranch Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.

Designed by renowned golf course architect Scott Miller, the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is located within the 500-acre community Eagle Mountain, in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Media Contact:
Tracy Herbst
480-282-4626
therbst@eaglemtn.com