pronghorn academy staff

Academy experiences are created by Founder Jeff Ritter along with our team of professionals in golf performance, mindset, fitness and nutrition. Leaders in the world of human development, our coaches have helped countless clients across the globe elevate their game and activate their lifestyle on and off the course. Developing entertaining and insightful content across a variety of media platforms, academy team members have been featured on Golf Channel, Golf Digest, FOX Sports, ESPN, The Katie Couric Show, Men’s Health, PGA Tour Sirius XM Radio, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World, Women’s Health & US News and World Report.

jeff ritter – director of instruction   

Jeff Ritter is Director of Pronghorn Academy and Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance LLC. Jeff has been named one of the Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest, as well as ranked among the Top 30 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine. An accomplished coach, author and speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well. A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff is a regular featured guest on Golf Channel appearing on programs such as Morning Drive. In 2016 he was host of PGA National Instruction Day on Golf Channel, the most watched golf instruction event in history. He created the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series for Golf Digest TV, the most successful series, garnering 20 million viewers. In addition to his role at Pronghorn, Jeff is also National Director of NIKE Junior Golf Camps overseeing 120 locations throughout North America.

erica stoner – performance coach

Pronghorn Academy is proud to announce the addition of Erica Stoner to MAKE THE TURN Performance coaching staff. Erica is a fantastic communicator with a wealth of knowledge to support players on their journey to a better game. A two-time Florida State Champion, US Amateur competitor, IMG Tour Champion and D1 Academic All-American at University of Central Florida, we couldn’t be more excited to have her on board. Said Ritter, “Erica is a special person with a world of talent. Members and guests at Pronghorn are going love the energy she brings to the lesson tee. She loves helping new golfers become empowered to learn and enjoy the game.” In addition, her stellar junior and collegiate career has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and resources to help other aspiring young player navigate the road to college golf.

jason owens – True-Spec club fitting specialist

Jason Owens is our True-Spec golf club fitting specialist at Pronghorn Academy. Before joining True Spec, as a full-time club fitting expert, Jason spent his years in the industry teaching and coaching players of all levels. He was awarded the 2013 & 2014 Oregon Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year, the 2013 Pacific Northwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year and was nominated as a 2014 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. Jason was also awarded the Oregon High School Coach of the Year from 2012 to 2016. As a Master Fitter, Jason is certified in Trackman, FlightScope and GEARS. He enjoys providing an unparalleled experience that results in changing a player’s enjoyment of the game.