Professional Golf Instruction

Professional Golf Instruction

4.9 (32)
65 hires on
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

I have been instructing for 16 years. I have instructed all ages and skill levels with great success. My focus is on the fundamentals of golf to ensure the student learns the basics. For more advanced students I work on swing flaws and the proper technique to correct them. I have successfully taught over 3000 lessons in the past 5 years. I have the following skill sets as an experienced professional: Experience teaching all levels of golf skills and ages; Ability to communicate effectively all aspects of the game; Knowledge of the order in which fundamentals should be taught; Experience diagnosing and understanding students' weaknesses and strengths; Ability to make the game of golf interesting and fun.

See a smiling face on a student after a very successful lesson is my ultimate enjoyment of instructing.

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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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32 Reviews


  • Neal G Cissel

    Don is so compassionate in what he teaches to his students. He has taken the time in sharing what he has taught me on my first lesson. I look forward to the next 5 lessons.

  • Jack Kelly

    Helped me understand the position of the club face. Simple and effective

  • Derek Poulson

    Just had our 2nd lesson today and so far we have nothing but good things to say about Don and his lessons. Easy going, instruction is clear and easy to understand. Would highly recommend!

  • Jacqui White

    I loved working with Don . He was very informative and gave me instructions that were easy to understand. I felt very relaxed and able to ask questions and try my shots without being nervous. I came away feeling that I had learned and that I wanted to learn more . I will definitely go back for more instruction with him . And I don’t hesitate to recommend him .

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The student has goals and objectives.  My task is to discover those from my initial interview and design the training to meet those objectives.  For a beginning golfer I start with the basics to ensure the student can advance to a higher level. For the more advanced golfer we train to understand swing errors and the process to correct the errors.

How did you get started teaching?

I have had a love for golf for many years. In 2003 when I left an Information Technology  management position and retired from  the Arizona National Guard I made a conscious decision to work in a field I loved. I have not been disappointed and have had many rewarding experiences since then.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from ages 3 to 83.  In that range there have been beginning students who never touched a golf club to students who have played for many years and are trying to improve to make their game more enjoyable.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I instructed a student who was a good golfer. On championship courses he would generally shoot in the low 80's.  After 3 lessons he shot a 75 at Seville. It was his best round ever. He then went on to win his flight at the Seville senior championship with a 77-76.  I have been been instructing a junior for 9 years who now has a full ride golf scholarship to a Division I University.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

A perspective student should acquire background information on the instructor.  Lessons handles this very well by showing the number of times an instructor was hired on Lessons and reviews to represent the quality of their work. Over the past five years I have taught over 3000 successful lessons.

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