Golf Simplified Donald Crawley Best Golf Teacher in Arizona

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 Crawley-hands on Fred_ADonald is teaching at the Boulders Golf Club and Resort in Carefree, AZ, 40 minutes north of the Phoenix airport. A variety of programs from a private one hour lesson, on course two hour playing lesson, to a complete 3 day Scoring School. Contact Donald at to make a reservation.

It is a new world as we all try to avoid the pandemic Covid-19. Golf can be a great relief, a stress reliever in an outdoor setting in fresh air, as we respect social distancing, wearing masks when in close quarters ( showing video) and indoors.   At the Boulders Learn in all the Academy programs, starting with an hour private lesson, the Two Day Stay and Play, or the Three Day Scoring School. Just want to play? Perfect for a 9 hole playing lesson, where you can sharpen your game, improve shot-making and golf course management; what shot to choose, which club to select, and how to execute the desired ball flight.If you bring one,two,or three people with you the price drops on a sliding scale. All include video analysis and a written lesson review to help you keep the magic! You may call 480 488 9026 and ask to book a lesson or visit this link for full details Boulders instruction details and packages

Donald  is at the Boulders through June 2021 and September 15- December 31. Make reservations through 480 488 9026, or

Get a glimpse of the 18th hole approach shot at Royal Lytham, where Opens were won by Bobby Jones, Gary Player, Steve Ballesteros, Ernie Els

Weekly video clips posted on my You Tube channel;

A summer charity event .Pro Celebrity 2017

Read all about the  Scotland Trip September 2016  and 5 days golfing in Scotland and note he returned to the home of golf St Andrews twice in the last three years. Golf Digest featured Donald as TOP 10 instructor in AZ as Best Teachers in State. His TOP 100 Teachers ranking by GOLF Magazine continues to run from 1999 into 2019, closing on the 20 year status.

Tip of the week:The golf swing is a combination of core rotation and a free swinging of the arms and hands. It’s both- together, in sync, in rhythm. Work on both, not just one without the other.

 Keeping recent video clips to help with your full swing:

Hinge wrists on plane
 turn on plane drill
Hold the right knee
Keep checking out my facebook page Donald Crawley TOP 100 Teacher- The Boulders Golf Academy. I am posting You Tube golf instruction video clips, any written articles, and up to date news on the lesson tee or at the Boulders.
Go to my channel to see all the video clips covering swing issues, drills, and short game.

Student Testimonies

“Don, thanks for your time,insight and patience, in helping me enjoy this game of golf again. It is now fun and so enjoyable.” Nick S, New York

“Thank you so much for everything, we really enjoyed our time with you, and look forward to the opportunity to do it again soon.” Jan and Norm, AZ

” When we signed up we did not know what to expect. I have to say that your help far exceeded our expectations. We now have a good base to improve our games. It was amazing to us how quickly you saw our faults and made the correct needed adjustments, but did not overload us with every detail. We are planning to come back in May.” Dale and Shelly, TX.

“We enjoyed our stay. Very classy. Donald Crawley was our golf instructor and was very clear and precise in teaching a first time rookie to play the game. He was awesome and we would highly recommend him as an instructor.”

“Hi, Donald, We so enjoyed our morning with you.  I can’t tell u how much I got out of this time.  You really covered so many of the things I needed and also things I didn’t know I needed.  I will work hard on those things and hope to take a few strokes off my game before fall!

“Thanks for your help. I think your instruction was understandable and logical. I see where it can all come together in a repeatable swing.”  – Doug, AZ

“I cannot believe how far I am hitting the ball!  And it is effortless!  Still a little wild.  Still over swinging a bit now and then but I am having so much fun playing golf again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Cheryl, AZ

“Thanks for all of your help. This is great stuff, and it will help me to keep it simple. I think my biggest problem was always over complicating the swing. You broke it down for me in a way that really resonates because you come at it from an athlete’s perspective and I like to think I do too.” – Andrew

“I must say your teaching methods are excellent and I consider myself an expert at golf instructor evaluation after 26 years of taking lessons and reading most all the instruction guides worldwide.” – Gary W., AZ

” Your lesson yesterday had a tremendous impact. I enjoyed a wonderful day on the
course, and finished with 2 scores below my handicap”. Hans, CT

“Donald, you are the best short game teacher”….Susan, AZ

“I tweaked what you told me, cleared my hips and fired my right side through the ball. The best iron play ever. I just aced a 200 yard par 3 with my pured 3 iron. I’ll be back to continue to refine my game.” John, San Francisco.

“after the school I played 9 holes with my wife and shot 39, my best score in 5 years. I must have listened to what you and your staff were saying!” Dudley T, South Carolina

” you taught me in England in the late seventies and cured my slice. I am eternally grateful, and delighted at your obvious and deserved success” Graham, Northampton, England.

“I won the club championship today! Yesterday I was one under on the back and shot my career round of 76″ Ashley, CO

” Wanted you to know that your instruction is helping a lot. My ball striking is much improved” Keith, MI
“Thank you for saving me, you made me believe I can play this crazy game. I now feel with practice I can get to the point where it is fun again.” Dennis, MI

“Thanks Donald, you made a difference.Played 9 holes after our lesson. I hit the ball very straight and with a lot of confidence.” Mark, MI

” Very much enjoyed the lesson. Played league after and striped it well.” Karl, MI

“Hey Coach, just wanted you to know I won the 13-15 division in Jr PGA Championship. The tournament field was extremely strong.Played really well, shot 72 and 68. Very happy – Thanks!” Trevor, TN

” I want to thank you for your help- it was just what I needed. I played three more holes following our playing lesson, and I parred the first two. So your advice paid off. I’ll be back!”
Jerry B, Arizona.
“You have helped my golf swing a lot – h’cap down to 6 – lowest ever – want to be a 4 after my next trip to see you”.
Trevor B, Bermuda.
“I took a few lessons with you last fall and you changed my life. My h’cap is down 4 strokes but what is great is that for the first time I really look forward to playing golf. That is something that I never thought would happen.”
Marty S, New York.
“Donald, I want to thank you for the instructions earlier this year. I shot my best round ever – a 94! My iron play is much improved and I’m getting at least 30 yards more with my driver. I’m a golfsimplified believer! “
Kim D, Wisconsin.
I played golf this am and had a GREAT game! I am getting much more comfortable with my new swing. I need lots of work yet but am so happy for the improvements that you made to my game”.
Dottie, CO.
” A superb lesson! My sand shots have improved already. I’ve played two rounds since the lesson and all six of my sand shots were very good. God willing,each time I come to the Boulders, I will seek you out for a lesson.Thanks once again!”
Michael, NY.
“Your GolfSimplified Instruction Journal has made my golf season! After reading your ball positioning tips, I’m striking the ball better than I have in years. I’m telling all my friends to “Stand to the Handle” if they want to improve their game. Thanks for all your help.”     Bert, AZ and NJ.
“My golf has dramatically improved! I still have my moments, but my swing is far more consistent and productive.”  Karen D, Glendale, AZ.
“Thanks Donald for a great season finishing runner up in the British Amateur and 4th place individual in the World Team Championship” James Byrne, Scotland.
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