Marriott Golf Announces Alex Fisher as newly appointed Director of Instruction at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club
Marriott Golf, the global golf division of Marriott International, Inc., today announced Alex Fisher as the newly appointed Director of Instruction at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Golf Club & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this new role, Fisher will be responsible for serving resort guests and Camelback Golf Club members in their instruction needs.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Alex moved to Naples, Florida in 1999 to pursue a career in the golf industry at Vanderbilt Country Club. During that time Alex met his future wife, Mary, and then in 2001, they relocated to Arizona. Alex has been a golf instructor at Phoenix Country Club, TPC Scottsdale, as well as Director of Instruction at TPC Las Vegas. For the past 7 years Alex has been a PGA Instructor for the Wildfire Golf Academy during the winter months and Director of Instruction at the Glacier Club in Durango, Colorado.
Throughout his career, Alex has worked tirelessly to improve his teaching skills. In 2007 he earned his PGA Class A membership and has since completed his PGA Certification in Teaching and Coaching. He is currently working towards his PGA Masters in Teaching. In 2012, Alex was recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as one of America’s Top 40 Teachers under 40 as well as America’s Best Young Teachers. He received that same distinction for 5 straight years. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including Golf Digest, Colorado Avid Golfer, ESPN Radio, Arizona Golfer, and the Arizona Republic.
Alex is not only known for the instruction he gives to adults, he has also been recognized for his work with juniors. In 2017 and 2018 he received the distinction of being one of the Top 50 Teachers by US Kids Golf and most recently was awarded Master Teacher status by US Kids Golf.
Currently Alex is on the National Board of Advisors for Taylor Made Golf and is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute for Golf Specific Biomechanics. Alex’s teaching philosophy takes on a total game improvement approach. By focusing on what the best players in the world do consistently, Alex creates a coaching plan for his students that not only focuses on instruction, also includes mental training, course management, fitness, and club fitting.
JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club, a leader in resort hospitality and club membership since 1970, and a flagship property in the Marriott International portfolio, features two 18-hole courses and hosts Members, Hotel guests, and local players.
“Alex is a great fit for this role at Camelback”, said Michael Hodgins, Director of Golf, JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club. “He brings a very professional level of instruction, which is so important to our Club, in offering only the highest standards of golf experiences.”
Marriott’s Global Golf Division manages 45 courses in 13 countries across 6 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy. Since 1970, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award-winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.
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