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Red Ledges’ Paupore named best teacher in Utah by Golf Digest

HEBER CITY, UTAH (January 27, 2022) – Jon Paupore, Director of Instruction at the Jim McLean Golf School at Red Ledges in Heber City, Utah, has been named the top teacher in Utah by Golf Digest in the publication’s biennial ranking of the “Best Teachers in Every State” 2022-2023. Golf Digest’s “Best Teacher” awards are the only awards in the industry where nominees are selected based on peer entries, meaning other golf coaching professionals and staff nominated Paupore. This is the second time Paupore has been named Utah’s number one teacher by Golf Digest (2013-2014), and the fifth time he has appeared on the prestigious ranking. In 2014, Paupore was also named “Teacher of the Year” by the Utah Section of the PGA of America.

Selected by Jim McLean as the Director of Instruction for the school at Red Ledges in April 2010, Paupore leads an elite team of golf instructors. He works with golfers of every skill level, from the best players in the world to first-timers and juniors, and has developed training programs that maximize the enjoyment of men, women, and junior golfers while enhancing their understanding of their game.

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The Jim McLean Golf School at Red Ledges is a first-class golf academy that offers group and private lessons. Paupore and the instruction team focus on specialized lessons in chipping, putting, and on-course coaching. Lessons are taught year round at their practice facility at the Red Ledges Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Jim McLean Golf Schools are famous for providing an enhanced learning environment for every student which enables them to rapidly understand concepts for improving their golf swing. Golf lessons are available for members and non-members.

“Since the founding of Red Ledges nearly 15 years ago, our ownership has been committed to having world-class golf instruction here for our members and guests,” said John Johnson, General Manager, Red Ledges. “The importance of helping golfers enjoy the game was a goal from day one and the selection of Jim McLean and his team stems from Jim’s 30-plus year relationship with our managing owner, Tony Burns. The selection of Jon Paupore as our Director of Instruction has proven to be a perfect fit.  Jon’s ability to teach the game to golfers of all abilities is evident in each lesson he gives.  Jon has an incredible knack at helping golfers with clear and understandable instruction that works as well with a beginner as it does a tour player, both of which are frequent at our school.  We are very proud of Jon and his entire team that makes golf more fun!”

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Red Ledges resort community features spectacular scenery and mountain living in relaxed luxury, minutes from Park City, Utah. With world-class amenities for every season, Red Ledges offers an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and first-of-its kind family-friendly Golf Park, tennis and pickleball programing, an active member ski club, and an equestrian center. The luxurious clubhouse features a full-service restaurant and bar, signature sports shop, fitness club, and serene pool.

Red Ledges is a four season private community pioneered by Tony Burns and Nolan Archibald and has become the most successful in the Park City area. The club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. For more information on Red Ledges, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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