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Tetherow Academy announces new golf partnership and new director of instruction leading into the 2022 season

BEND, ORE. (February 23, 2022)  – Surrounded by natural beauty and an abundance of outdoor recreation, it’s no surprise that Tetherow Resort is on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Just in time for spring, the award-winning David McLay-Kidd gem announces its new Director of Golf Instruction, Mary Jacobs. This new partnership will bring Jacobs and her successful One, Two, Follow Through Golf Academy to Tetherow. 

The enhanced programming at the Tetherow Academy has a renewed focus on youth golf development. Jacobs’ One, Two, Follow Through approach provides a simple framework that allows young golfers to grow and evolve naturally while focusing more on the simplicity of the game. The programs are also available for adults year-round. Upgraded technology at the Academy includes a new simulator space with projector, cage and screen. 

Mary Jacobs

Jacobs brings an impressive résumé of wide-ranging golf experience to the Tetherow Academy, including golf competition, sports development, and coaching. Jacobs first competed on the LPGA at the age of 16, played as an All-American Golfer at The University of Arizona, won a bronze medal in the World University Olympic Games in Bangkok, and has been a Class-A LPGA instructor for 13 years. She has coached at the prestigious Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. She has guided a number of her players to the collegiate level, including Division 1 and the professional tour level. In 2021, Jacobs became a published author of the best-selling children's book 'One, Two, Follow Through Starring Polly Pivot' in five countries and counting.  

"It's important to enhance a golfer's skill along with their love of the game, all while introducing new players to the sport," says Katie Burnett, Tetherow's Director of Golf. “The expanded programming and new One, Two, Follow Through programming will do just that. Golf is a rare sport that you can play your entire life. Jacobs’ fun and simple approach to the game can set a young player up for a lifetime of success on the course."

With endless Cascade views and located on the eastern edge of the driving range, the versatile Tetherow Academy offers two indoor bays for golf instruction. Large garage doors allow for indoor and outdoor hitting and one exterior bay for purely outdoor golf instruction. This building serves as a hub for golf instruction programming for Tetherow. It is available for private or group instruction, and updated offerings can be viewed on the website.

While the Tetherow Academy is open year-round, Tetherow's 18-hole, award-winning golf course opens for the 2022 season on March 28. Tee times, rates, and additional information are available

About Mary Jacobs:
Mary was an All-American Golfer at The University of Arizona. In 2007 she won a bronze medal at the World University Olympics Games in Bangkok. She played her first LPGA event when she was 16 years old but decided not to pursue life on the tour. After college she became a Class-A LPGA Teacher and the lead instructor at the prestigious Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, CA. She has guided a number of her players to the collegiate level, including Division 1 and the professional tour level.  While teaching at Wilshire CC, she came up with the phrase 'One, Two, Follow Through' and used it as a simple framework for golfers of all ages and levels to grow and evolve naturally. 

About Tetherow:
Located minutes from downtown Bend, Tetherow boasts a visually striking par 72 layout designed by award winning architect David McLay Kidd. The course has ranked on “Top 100” lists since its inception. Tetherow encompasses 700 acres with a 50-room boutique hotel, pool, three restaurants, vacation rental homes, event pavilion, golf academy, and various residential neighborhoods. They ensure environmentally-sound philosophies and practices are integrated into nearly every aspect of the resort’s development. Tetherow’s accolades include the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, the Tripadvisor Greenleader status and was named #1 Resort in the world by’s “Booking’s Best” initiative. For more information visit  or call 541.388.2582.

Nina Braga, DVA Advertising & Public Relations, 541-389-2411,
Carrie Ramoz, Tetherow Resort, 541-639-9841,