Golf instruction

Avery Veitel
Golf Instructor

Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Avery is a 2018 graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Marketing, minor in Psychology, and specialization in PGA Golf Management. Avery has studied under industry recognized instructors such as Martin Chuck, Pia Nillson, and Lynn Marriott.

A PGA Professional since 2019, Avery is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf 2, Power 2, and Junior 2 Certified, as well as SuperSpeed Level 1 and US Kids Golf Level 1 Certified. Avery has experience teaching with technology from FlightScope, Blast Golf, and video software from the likes of V1, CoachNow, and OnForm. Avery began his career as a Staff Instructor at Bear Creek Golf Complex in Chandler, Arizona. He then had the opportunity to be the Lead Instructor at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, South Carolina before ultimately accepting the Director of Instruction position at Ocotillo Golf Club in the summer of 2023. You can reach Avery by phone at 602.702.8193 or click on the icon below to send him an email.
Gary Blaisdell

Gary Blaisdell
Golf Instructor

Gary joins our teaching staff with a stellar resume in the golf industry, spanning over four decades of success in teaching and club fitting. He has delivered keynote speeches for scores of professional golf associations worldwide and has written articles for a variety of golf trade and consumer magazines. He has travelled the world earning the respect of golfers and fellow professionals as a leader in swing technique, putting methods, and equipment. He is recognized by both beginning and advanced players alike for his ability to integrate complex topics in a simple and effective way.

A devotee of George Knudsen, Gary centers his swing instruction on a player’s balance. Knudsen is famous for his thoughts on balance (if you start well and you finish well, not much can go wrong in the middle). “Knudsen taught me that perhaps the best thing I could ever do to develop a player is to help them discover their best balance at the beginning and at the end of their golf swing.” This is what produces the consistency that every golfer desires and is what allows them to take their swing from the driving range to the golf course.

Currently, Gary remains the Director of Instruction at a private club in the West Valley, and now brings his extraordinary expertise to Ocotillo. You can reach Gary by phone at 602.696.6272 or click on the icon below to send him an email.
Adult Lessons Format & Fees (Avery Veitel) Price
Private Golf Lesson
(approx. 45 minutes)
Package - 4 Private Golf Lessons
(approx. 45 minutes)
Juniors Lessons Format & Fees (Avery Veitel) Price
Private Golf Lesson
(approx. 45 minutes)
Package - 4 Private Golf Lessons
(approx. 45 minutes)
Group Lessons Format & Fees (Avery Veitel)
(approx. 60 minutes)
2 People $100.00
3 People $130.00
4 People $160.00

*$10 discount for each junior golfer involved

Adult Lessons Format & Fees (Gary Blaisdell) Price
Private Golf Lesson
(approx. 60 minutes)
Package - 5 Golf Lessons
(approx. 60 minutes)
Package - 10 Golf Lessons
(approx. 60 minutes)
Customized Corporate Packages
(approx. 60 minutes)

Single Private Lessons can be paid at time of lesson.
Packages to be paid in advance
On range or on course options
Greens fee additional, if required.

Corporate Packages
20 sessions minimum
Pay in advance
On range, or on course
Green fees additional, if required

Saturday Morning Junior Clinics

Taught by Avery Veitel

Group clinics taught on Saturday mornings that are focused on basic fundamentals in a fun and welcoming environment.

  • Ages 7-10: 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Ages 11-15: 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Cost: $20/junior
  • Sign ups close 1 day in advance
  • To book, call 602.702.8193

Junior Golf Academy

Taught by Avery Veitel

Weekly group training sessions and practice benefits for junior golfers looking to play competitive golf.

Grades 1st-4th
Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Grades 5th-8th
Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Grades 9th-12th
Saturdays from 11:30am – 1:00pm

$160/month, includes:

  • All weekly sessions
  • Access to driving range for practice
  • Access to walk the course after 3:00pm (walk-ons only)

$45/session, includes:

  • That week’s session

For more information or to sign up, please contact Avery Veitel, PGA, at 602.702.8193

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