Doug Van Wickler

Director of Golf

Phone: 207-781-3104 x126

Doug joined The Woodlands Club staff in 1995 as an Assistant Golf Professional and was promoted to his current position as the Director of Golf in 1999. He is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Doug’s teaching philosophy is to work with the positives of his students. He doesn’t believe there is one way to swing. Every student has unique strengths and limitations. He will work with your best learning style, personality, skill level and goals. His strengths as an instructor are his overall knowledge of the game and its technical aspects, his ability to communicate, and being patient and understanding during each player’s unique learning and development experiment. Doug takes pride in being able to teach complex concepts in a simple manner. Professional Accomplishments: PGA Presidents Council for Growth of the Game 2004 Maine Chapter NEPGA Teacher of the Year 2005 Golf Digest Magazine “Best Teachers in your State” 2000, 2002-2008 New England Section Merchandiser of the Year 2006 – Private Facility Category National PGA Merchandiser of the Year nominee 2006 Maine Chapter NEPGA Merchandiser of the Year 2001-2005, 2007, 2013 Maine Chapter NEPGA Golf Professional of the Year 2009, 2014 Maine Chapter NEPGA Horton Smith Award 2012 Maine Chapter NEPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award 2016, 2017 President of the Maine Chapter NEPGA 2012-2016 K-Vest Certified, Levels 1 and 2.

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