2022 PGA of Canada Coach of The Year

2012 PGA of Canada Jr Leader

US Kids Top 50 Master Teacher

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 nearly 30 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 that drives my great desire to help others, build strong relationships, and see others succeed at their goals.

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 help you find the road map to success. Thank you for visiting our site. Enjoy.





"Our son - Luke Smith - started working with Doug a few months before his 10th birthday in the summer of 2017.  In five short years, Doug has not only become Luke’s coach, but he has also become a friend, mentor, confidant and trusted member of our extended family. 

As a coach, Doug connects with each of his players individually. He knows what each of his students need and how best to communicate with them on a personal level.

Luke’s golf game has flourished under Doug’s guidance. His extensive technical knowledge has been instrumental in building Luke’s swing. Doug has also played a huge role in developing Luke’s course management skills, building proper practice habits and managing and harnessing his emotions. In short, Doug has helped our son improve and mature both on and off the golf course.

As parents, we are very grateful to have Doug in our lives and we know that we hit the jackpot with this relationship." 

- Kyle & Lindsay Smith


"The fact that you are truly passionate about teaching your students makes the experience way more enjoyable. The things you do for me are beyond what anyone else could possibly give me; from the calls before a tournament, to the video calls on the range. The relationship I have with you is something beyond the golf game."

-Eric Zhao, Junior Golfer, Canada National Junior Team

Find a coach who is there for the Journey not the Glory. A Coach who's passion is not how many lessons that you take in a season, but how many shots you take in your round. A Coach who understands that even though golf is everything for you, you are not just Golf. Lastly, a Coach who, when you are watching the PGA or LGPA Tour dreaming of being a Superstar, he already thinks you are one!"

"That's Coach Doug"

- Steve Moore, PGA of Ireland Golf Coach, Steve Moore Golf