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Haymaker Academy Golf Instruction

For questions or to schedule a lesson contact Director of Instruction Jimmy Rockelman via Phone or Text at (954)-240-2573

Our Mission

Our goal is to find unique, individual abilities within each golfer and use these unique qualities to help them reach their potential. Using comprehensive video analysis, state-of-the-art teaching aids and years of experience, Haymaker’s instructors will maximize your ability as a golfer and get you having more fun! 

Our Philosophy

Your athletic ability is uniquely yours; improve those skill sets to create the best swing for your game.

Meet The Pros

Cody Hasten, PGA Head Golf Professional

Cody Hasten, PGA Head Golf Professional

Cody's passion for the industry lies in both spreading a love for the game through his encouraging instructional programs, as well as creating memorable customer experiences that encourage guests to spend more time at the course enjoying the game. As a PGA, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute), U.S. Kids, and First Tee Certified Instructor with 12 years of teaching experience and 20 years in the industry, Cody has excelled in teaching all levels of golfer. He has a passion for developing both new and experienced players with a strong belief in creating simple, repeatable golf swings based on each individual’s physical characteristics and goals. Cody joined the Haymaker team in 2018 after extensive experience at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur, CO and Columbine Country Club in Littleton, CO.

Jimmy Rockelman, Director of Instruction & Junior Golf

Jimmy Rockelman, Director of Instruction & Junior Golf

Jimmy Rockelman, PGA brings over 25 years as a PGA Teaching Professional to the Valley as well as his passion to help all types of players with their overall enjoyment and growth in the game we all love.   He has worked at numerous facilities around the country as well as within his own golf academy.  Facilities including Jimmy Rockelman Golf Academy, Coral Ridge CC, Elk River Club, Grande Oaks Golf Club, Cattail Creek CC, Weston Hills CC, and others have helped develop him into the instructor he is today.  Jimmy has not only helped all types of players and ages, but he was also a PGA adjunct facility member for many years conducting PGA PGM education seminars nationwide to upcoming PGA members. 

Two of Jimmy’s priorities are the development of junior golfers and mentoring of upcoming golf professionals.  He was blessed with the opportunity to work closely with many of the greats in the industry including Mark Wood, Todd Anderson, Warren Bottke, Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Hank Johnson, Joe Hallet and many others.  Jimmy looks forward to passing this knowledge on to his students and professionals at Haymaker.    

Along with Jimmy’s extensive golf experience, his love of the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle have always been a big part of his life.  His excitement in having this opportunity in the mountains of Colorado and to fulfill his dream of calling them home means Steamboat Springs will be welcoming a new ‘local’ to the community. 

Orrin Googins, PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional

Orrin Googins, PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional

Orrin’s passion for golf started at 14 years old, when he began working at Val Halla Golf Course in Cumberland, Maine.  His love for golf quickly grew as he earned Class A PGA status in 2014.  Since then, Orrin has managed golf operations and provided world-class customer service at Promontory Club in Park City, Utah and at The Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana.  More recently, Orrin was an Instructor/Club Fitter at GOLFTEC in Lakewood, CO.  At GOLFTEC, Orrin quickly excelled, receiving numerous Outstanding Achievement awards for both Teaching and Club Fitting.   He is a Certified Club Fitter for Callaway, Taylormade, Titleist, Mizuno, Ping, Cobra, and Cleveland.  Having taught over 5,000 hours of lessons within the past 5 years, Orrin is well qualified to help you play better golf by improving your technique and/or your equipment!

Along with Orrin’s nearly 20 years of experience in the golf industry, he brings a strong passion for the outdoors.  Every day off, he can be found outside enjoying the mountains with his wife and dog.  He enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking/backpacking, golfing, camping, fishing, shooting, and woodcarving in his free time.  Orrin and his family are proud to call the Yampa Valley home!

Outdoor Lesson Rates

Private Instruction Private Playing
One Hour: $120 9 holes: $220
One Half Hour: $60 Junior 9 holes: $180
Junior Hour: $100 (9 hole on-course instruction)

TrackMan Lesson Rates

One Hour: $135

Junior Hour: $100

Lesson Programs

Consecutive Lessons: A commitment to work on your entire game

  • Five private 1 hour lessons: $480 (One hour lesson free)
  • Five JUNIOR, 1 hour lessons: $400 (One hour lesson free)

Group Instruction | 2-4 Players: Improve your game in a relaxed group setting 

  • One Hour: $75/player
  • Four hour long lessons: $300/player
  • Junior Hour: $60/player

Design Your Own Golf School | 2-8 players: Group instruction that’s a perfect fit

  • Days: 2 Days of PGA instruction 
  • Cost: $400/player 3 or more students | $500/player 2 or more students
  • Semi-private instruction to fit your level of play and schedule. On course, practice facility, and video instruction combined to create the ideal golf school environment.
  • Minimum 2 students; limited to 4 students

Season Long Instructional Program | 2-8 players

Take the next step that will change your game! At a discounted price instruction is tailored to your needs.  Sure up your short game, improve your long game, make that putt. With the use of video technology, this program is designed for all players and includes practice facility and on-course play.

  • June/July/August
  • Four 1/2 hour lessons/month & One playing lesson/month
  • Skill Level:  All
  • Cost: TBA

Club Fitting or Ball Fitting


We believe that good golf starts with properly fit equipment. We utilize video feedback, launch monitors, and customized methods for wood, iron, wedge, putter and ball fitting. Too often, players have the wrong equipment in their golf bag. “GET FIT” and maximize your game!

Club Alteration & Repair Services

Haymaker offers full service re-gripping and minor club repair, prices vary on grip. Contact the Golf Shop at (970) 870-1846

Haymaker Golf Course
34855 US-40 East
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487