Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (January 11, 2021) – As Turning Stone kicks-off Golf Dome season, the award-winning resort announces its newest Golf Teaching Professional – LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame Instructor and LPGA National Teacher of the Year Kay McMahon.

McMahon is one of the few LPGA instructors who is also a member of the PGA of America.  She also received the distinction in 2020 as one of the Top Four Elite LPGA Instructors.  During her amateur playing days, McMahon captured the Minnesota State Publinks Championship twice.  Her professional playing career includes qualifying and playing in three USGA Women’s Open Championships among many other LPGA events. Her leadership in the industry included teaching tour players to rank beginners, women, men, juniors and seniors. McMahon is also Director of Instruction and co-founder of eduKaytion Golf, featuring her innovative teaching program, Golf 8.5, her simplified approach to learning and improving every aspect of the golf swing.  Using her trademarked technique, McMahon will be conducting in-person lessons, clinics, and golf schools at Turning Stone’s legendary Golf Dome, with health and safety protocols, which include mandatory face coverings.

“Golf has played an important part in helping establish Turning Stone as a world-class resort, and being able to offer our guests lessons with one of the most prominent teaching professionals in the sport only solidifies our exceptional golf experience,” said Miles Blundell, Director of Golf and Recreation at Turning Stone. “Whether guests are picking up a golf club for the first time, or are already a seasoned pro, Kay’s phenomenal approach to teaching truly ignites a passion for the game.”

“Turning Stone has an earned reputation for its exceptional golf experience, and I am so excited to be part of this team and have the chance to work with guests on improving their game,” said McMahon. “One of my signature sayings is ‘golfers are made in the off-season’ and the amazing Turning Stone Golf Dome with its spectacular short game area provides a one-of-a-kind experience that gives golfers an opportunity they can’t find anywhere else.”

McMahon joins a stellar team of golf professionals at Turning Stone, including PGA Teaching Professional Marty Nowicki, who was named among the Best Instructors in New York for 2020 by Northeast Golf Magazine.  This year, Turning Stone has been recognized by several other leading organizations, earning top accolades for its unparalleled amenities and superior guest service. 2020 Best in Golf Awards from Northeast Golf Magazine, including Best Travel Resorts & Destinations and Best Public Golf Courses for Atunyote and Shenendoah. Forbes Travel Guide, considered the world’s most prominent and respected name in luxury travel, awarded the resort with four of its Four Star awards. AAA also announced Turning Stone earned three Four Diamond Awards, and TS Steakhouse, Wildflowers and Pino Bianco received Wine Spectator’s highly-respected Awards of Excellence.

For guests interested in booking a lesson with McMahon or any of Turning Stone’s teaching professionals, visit or call 877.748.4653.

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About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2018 by Condé Nast Johansens, and the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine in 2020. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers, TS Steakhouse and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.