Dan is from the Jacksonville, Fla., area, where he currently teaches at Hidden Hills Country Club.
He also has taught previously in both Orlando and San Diego, as well as conducted golf schools all over the U.S. and various parts of the World.
Dan's teaching career has now spanned more than 10 years. He has taught full-time since 2007 following a short career playing professional golf.
Teaching golf is Dan's passion and he continually tries to increase and share his knowledge with as many people as possible.
I believe in matching components to make your swing the best it can be. Many golfers have components in their swings that by themselves aren't necessarily wrong, but they are simply wrong when paired with the rest of the components in their swing. The goal is to match components so you can improve as fast as possible and focus on a few simple ideas that create a lot of positive changes.
“I am super impressed with Dan’s knowledge of the game and ability to communicate it in a way that even I could understand. I had a two-way miss going and had really gotten away from doing the things that make my swing work. Dan basically gave me a better understanding of the golf swing and, more importantly, MY golf swing than I had developed in 15 years of playing the game.”
“I’ve taken lessons with other well-known instructors, but it’s Dan’s ability to communicate that sets him apart. For dealing with something so complex and technical as the golf swing is, Dan is simple to understand. And when I have had trouble “getting it,” well, Dan just takes the head cover off of his vast repertoire of images and feelings (not just HIS images and feelings) and problem solve. I understand ball flight now and its causes, so changing on the fly isn’t foreign or frightening. And a short range session after a particularly bad round makes the next one a lot more fun. Dan isn’t just raising the bar for golf instruction, he’s raising the floor, too.”
“Being a teaching professional myself, I only trust the best for my own game. Dan is the the person I turn to for my own game because of his vast knowledge and ability to take his players to the next level.”
“I have worked with many good instructors and taken hundreds of golf lessons. Dan is the first teacher I have ever worked with where I have left hitting the ball better than when I arrived, and it’s happened every time. There is no reason you have to get worse before you get better with Dan. You just get better.”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.