La Paloma Country Club Hires New Director of Golf Instructionby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 21, 2013, under Press Releases
The La Paloma Country Club, home of Tucson’s first award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course announces the appointment of Mark Polich as director of golf instruction. Mr. Polich joins La Paloma Country Club with an extensive and proven record as a player, a coach, and an instructor. He is the only Tucson golf instructor who is a member of the Proponent Group, a prestigious trade association of golf instructors whose members include the last five national PGA instructors of the year.
As a member of Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota for 12 years, Mr. Polich won six club championships. As a coach, he served 11 years as the head women’s varsity coach at Catalina Foothills High School earning a 94% winning percentage against all Southern Arizona teams with nine regional championships. Over the last eight years, his teams have won four state championships and four runners-up designations, while being the top ranked team in Southern Arizona six of the last seven years. Mr. Polich teaches beginners and competitive players from ages six to 84, while focusing on all facets of the game from full swing, to short game, to course management.
“Mark has a proven record of taking golfers with some talent, a great desire to improve and a willingness to learn and helping them become great golfers!” states Jonathan Litvack, general manager of The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. “He will be an amazing asset for our golfing resort guests and country club members and further facilitate the delivery of a new level of luxury and enhanced experience in Tucson.”
In his new role at La Paloma Country Club, Mark will oversee all instruction programs. This includes individual and group lessons for members, private instruction and corporate clinics for The Westin La Paloma resort guests, and the La Paloma Country Club Junior Camps and Academies. Mark will also develop the skills of the club’s current staff of instructors.
About Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s 250 acre property reflects and basks in the stunning beauty of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains. The AAA Four Diamond property offers restorative amenities and 60,000 sq. feet of inspiring meeting space minutes from world-renowned attractions and endless entertainment options. Premier offerings include the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the transformative Red Door Spa, five spectacular pools, ten championship tennis courts, and a diverse collection of culinary experiences, led by the inspired American Continental cuisine of AZUL Restaurant Lounge. For additional information call 520.742.6000; (800) 937-8461 or visit www.WestinLaPalomaResort.com.