Who Is FGG?

“The Focus Golf Group Academy is leading the evolution on how golfers experience learning the game. Starting from the exclusive rights to the award winning “early birdies” child development program from New York City, NY to using the “now” technology of Ipads, Launch monitors and a digital evaluation process unique to the Focus Golf Group. The experience that each individual golfer receives allows them to access and monitor their improvement unlike anywhere else via the Focus Golf Group 5 step process that builds you “Your Road Map to Better Golf”. The brainchild of PGA  of Canada’s 2012 Jr. Leader of the Year winner Doug Lawrie, his passion, leadership and unique ability to make anyone improve their golf game, make the FGG Academy the Leaders in the Clubhouse. “

It could be that you won’t find anyone who loves what they do for a living more than me. Life is way too short to let the little stuff get in the way of seeing the big picture! Over the course of my 20 years as a member of the Canadian PGA, I have always enjoyed how the learning of golf continues to bestow on those willing to grow. This has guided me to seek out challenges in new and exciting endeavors. It is essential to give yourself a canvas in which to paint a clear picture of your career, so you can continually add to its wealth of knowledge. This is the cornerstone which drives my great desire to help others, build strong relationships and see others succeed at their goals. This is evident in the requests for mentoring, advice and references by those I have taught in College, when I was employed at a course, or become their instructor/coach.

This is why I started the Focus Golf Group Academy. Providing amazing, top-level instructional programs while using the latest technology allows us to tap into our 5 step process to helping you find the road map to success. Thank you for visiting our site. Enjoy.


Doug, Director of Instruction

Some of my greatest accomplishments and proud moments include:

  • 2015 US Kids Top 50 MASTER Instructor List (solo Canadian on list)
  • 4 Top 20 finishes by Academy Players in US Kids World Championships
  • 10 Qualifiers from FGG Academy for US Kids World Chmpionships
  • 2015 World junior Golf Advisory Board Member
  • 2014/2015 Golf Association of Ontario Lead Coach and Program designer – NXTee Youth Golf Program
  • 2014 US Kids Top 50 Instructor List (solo Canadian on list)
  • CN Future Links Community Golf Coach Lead Facilitator
  • 2013 US Kids Top 50 Instructor List (solo Canadian on list)
  • 2012 PGA of Canada Jr. Leader of the Year
  • 2012 PGA of Ontario Jr. Leader of the Year
  • 3 Time Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • Awarded Score Golf’s “30 Best Tips of ALL Time” (#18)
  • 3 Time Featured Host on SUN TV’s “Golf Straight Up” (2010)
  • Board Member Golf Association Of Ontario’s “Sports Development Committee”
  • Featured Writer Mississauga News “Golf Tips” 2008 & 2009
  • Contributor / Featured Author “GoodLife Magazine” 2007 / 2008 / 2009
  • Opening Team Member & Head Professional BraeBen Golf Course 2005
  • Taught and Instructed to over 300 Professional Golf Management Students since 2001
  • Helped Mentor and Coach almost 100 into Golf Business careers