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Empire Ranch Golf Academy

Empire Ranch has instructors available to help you with your game. Each instructor has a different philosophy so you can find the perfect fit for your game and learning style.

To schedule a private or group lesson, please contact Director of Instruction Morgan Malone via text 707-321-5869. For general inquires, Get Golf Ready information, or a private lesson with David, contact Head Golf Professional David Putney at: or 916-817-8104

Get Golf Ready (for Adults)

This class is about how to enjoy playing golf. True beginners to experienced players are encouraged to sign up. The class will include lessons on chipping, pitching, full swing irons, full swing driver, putting, and on-course instruction.

By the time you are done with the class, you will have the tools to practice better and get out on the course.

Cost: $119 | 4 One Hour Sessions

Call (916) 817-8100 to register.


February 1st , 3rd , 8th , 10th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Wednesday & Friday)
February 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Tuesday & Thursday)

February 28th, March 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Tuesday)

April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Wednesday)
April 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st from 11:00am to 12:00pm (Tuesday thru Friday)

May 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Tuesday &Wednesday)
May 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th from 5:15pm to 6:15pm (Tuesday &Wednesday)

June 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Tuesday thru Friday)
June 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Tuesday thru Friday)

Get Golf Ready 2

Get Golf Ready 2 is an adult intermediate group class that is geared towards golfers that have taken "GGR 1" and/or would like to take the next step in their golf game. Get Golf Ready 2 will focus more on the getting the club face square at impact, the path the club takes during the swing, how the body works to produce power and different shot shapes. Video analysis will be used to help illustrate these points.

This is a 4-session class with time spent on the driving range and short game area. The classes are limited to 6 students with two instructors for full classes. A minimum of 4 students are needed for the class to take place. Payment is required at the time of signup. You may cancel up to 48 hours before the class begins for full refund. To sign up, please call David Putney, PGA Head Golf Professional at 916-817-8104.

Cost: $179 | 4 One Hour Sessions


March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Wednesday)

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Tuesdays)

Get Golf Ready 3

Details coming soon

Cost: $$299 | 4 One Hour Sessions


Email David if you are interested in forming a GGR3 Class

Director of Instruction

Morgan has been around the game of golf for over 15 years, starting at the age of 10 in Santa Rosa, California. Morgan played golf in high school and worked at four different courses throughout high school and college while working towards a degree in public relations. Morgan has developed an uncanny ability to find the root cause of swing fundamentals/mismatches that need addressing and how to properly communicate that message to his students.

Morgan is a Class A PGA member and his passion for the game is contagious. He exemplifies a positive attitude that transcends into all facets of the game, from the mental preparation to the execution of demanding shots.

Morgan is a certified Titleist ClubFitter and enjoys helping people find the right equipment to help facilitate a more consistent golf game.

Schedule A Lesson Or Club Fitting

Email Morgan Malone to schedule a lesson/club fitting or text Morgan at 707-321-5869.

Lesson Rates

Individual Adult

  • 1 hour package | $125.00
  • 3 hour package | $335.00
  • 6 hour package | $615.00
  • 12 hour package | $1150.00
  • 24 hour package | $2200.00

Two Adults

  • 1 hour package | $187.50
  • 3 hour package | $502.50
  • 6 hour package | $922.50
  • 12 hour package | $1725.00
  • 24 hour package | $3300.00

Junior Rates

  • 1 hour package | $100.00
  • 3 hour package | $270.00
  • 6 hour package | $525.00
  • 12 hour package | $1000.00
  • 24 hour package | $1800.00

Head Golf Professional

David grew up in the Pacific Northwest playing golf starting at a young age. He was able to play golf on a college scholarship in the Pac12, and eventually try his hand on the mini-tours in Florida and California. Once the mini-tour days were behind him, David began the process to become a Class A PGA professional and gained membership in 2004. Along the way, David has learned to play and give lessons from some of the best instructors in the Pacific Northwest.

David focuses on the fundamentals of a golf swing, and understands that each person swings the club uniquely, and incorporates swing principles to help each student improve their game.

The quickest way to lower scores is to develop the fundamentals working from the hole backwards. About 50% of a golfer’s scores will come from putting and chipping within 10 yards of the green. Come see me for a quick 30-minute short game lesson.

Schedule A Lesson

Call David in the golf shop to schedule a lesson - 916-817-8104

Putting or Chipping

  • (1) 30-minute lesson | $69.00

Individual Adult

  • (1) 60-minute lesson | $125.00
  • (3) 60-minute lesson | $335.00

2 Adults

  • (1) 1 hour lesson | $187.50
  • (3) 1 hour lesson | $502.50

Junior (17 and under)

  • (1) 60-minute lesson | $100.00
  • (3) 60-minute lesson | $270.00
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