Golf Instruction

Practice makes perfect! Whether you’re new to the game or are a seasoned vet, you can always continue to improve and learn. The instructors at Desert Canyon Golf Club provide a positive and professional learning experience. Meet our instructors and schedule your lesson.

Tim Bell

Tim Bell

Golf Instructor

Tim Bell was born in Baltimore, MD, and moved to the valley in 1991. He is a self-taught golfer who started playing his freshman year in high school. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Systems Engineering. However, his passion for the game led him to pursue a career in the golf industry. Tim was an instructor for Ahwatukee Golf Properties for five and a half years and was based out of The Duke At Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa. Most recently worked for McCormick Ranch golf course and leads a group of young juniors for Pops and Jr. Youth Golf at Dobson Ranch Golf Course. Tim’s passion is teaching kids the game of golf. He is patient and understanding and believes if he can teach juniors the game, he can help people of all ages. Tim enjoys taking students out for playing lessons to help with decision-making and club selections from tee to green. Tim’s goal is to make the game fun and to relax. Whether you’re looking to pick up the game or shave a few strokes off, Tim will be eager to help you accomplish it. He looks forward to helping you achieve your golf goals. 

Services Available: 

  • Full Swing Instruction 

  • Short Game Instruction 

  • Junior Instruction 

  • Group Golf Instruction (call shop for details) 

    • Ladies Clinics 

    • Specialty Clinics 

    • Weekly full-swing and short-game clinics 

    • Golf-Specific Mental Training 

Lesson TypeFees
Half Hour$70
Half Hour$40
Playing Lesson
18 Hole$400
9 Hole$200
3 Half Hour Lessons$175
5 Half Hour Lessons$325
Don Graham

Don Graham

Class “A” Head Teaching Professional PGA of Canada (member since 1974) Certified Instructor at Jim McLean Golf Academy (2013-2016 SunRidge Canyon GC)

Personally trained with Mitchel Spearman (David Leadbetter Academy), Harvey Penick,

Jim Flick, Paul Runyan, Paul Bertholey, Irv Schloss.

Participant in 2008 U.S. Senior Open

Alberta PGA Player of the Year 1994

Alberta PGA Champion 1995, 1994, 1991

Alberta PGA Assistants Champion 1979

Alberta Amateur Champion 1972, 1973

Alberta Junior Champion 1969

ASU Golf Team member 1970-1974

Official Golf Coach of the NHL Arizona Coyotes 2003-2005

Developer of Eagle Greens Golf Centre – Calgary, Alberta (Golf Range and Recreation

Report recognized the facility as one of the Top-10 New Ranges of 1999

Mission StatementThe Don Graham Golf Academy operates on the precept that the correct application of the few fundamentals of golf is the most important factor in laying a solid foundation for a good golf swing.

The Academy’s prime objective is to provide a compete and applicable understanding of the fundamentals and basic techniques; identify and strengthen the weakest areas in a person’s game; demonstrate a systematic and manageable approach to game improvement; and enable students to acquire the skills to hit all the shots.

Teaching PhilosophyAfter 5 years as a tour player and over 30 years as an instructor my creative teaching method will provide you with complete knowledge of the fundamentals and how they relate to you. You’ll learn sound full-swing fundamentals, proper short game techniques, goal-oriented practice methods, course management skills and specialty shots. I feel personally responsible for providing my students with proper training so that they all may enjoy and excel at golf for the rest of their lives.

Academy FeaturesVideo analysis with V1 Sports software (#1 Preferred Video Analysis) Video voice analysis sent to student’s email for every lesson. Short game teaching aids for chipping, pitching, and putting On-Course Playing Opportunities

Lesson TypeFees
Half Hour$60
Playing Lesson | 9 Hole$200 plus Greens Fees
5 lesson packageContact Don

Contact Don