Dave Frantz, United States Golf Teachers Federation

Dave Frantz, United States Golf Teachers Federation

5.0Exceptional(14 reviews)


My name is Dave Frantz, and I am a full-time Teaching Professional at Heritage Harbour Golf Club in Bradenton. I am a current High School Golf Coach and a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and was voted "Coach of the Year" three times. I have four decades of golf teaching and coaching experience and I guarantee I can help you reach your goals!

I have been teaching golf classes, giving clinics and running camps for over 30 years. What sets me apart is that I am a teacher in every sense of the word! Most pros have spent more time in the pro shop than they have with their students. As a (retired) professional educator, (retired) golf coach, AND a teaching professional, I can help you see, feel, and think your way to better golf - and have fun while doing it!

I am hands-on, fun, and energetic. I use the Hudl Technique video analysis, Mevo Flightscope, a wide variety of training and instruction aids, and an experienced eye to identify problems and prescribe solutions.

I really enjoy talking to my students about their games, devising a plan that is convenient, affordable, and achievable- and having fun while "working" that plan. If it isn't fun, then I'm not doing my job! Helping a player see, feel, and execute shots they have not been able to consistently produce fuels my enthusiasm. That's something I've loved since my high school (playing) days!


Hired 59 times
1 employee
21 years in business
Serves Bradenton , FL

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

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Experience level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

How often

Once a week, Multiple times a week, I can make recommendations, Other

Student age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


Introduction to golf, General improvement, Driving skills, Iron play, Putting skills

Owns golf clubs

Students who own golf clubs, Students who plan to purchase clubs based on professional's advice

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  • Reviews

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    carly D.

    Dave was a great instructor! He was very clear in his teaching and knew exactly what to address in our hour-long lesson. He was also very nice and made our lesson fun.
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    January 09, 2024


    Lawrence D.

    Dave quickly identified my issue and it had more to do with my equipment than my swing. Once I had the adjustments made the swing fell right back into place
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    March 18, 2021
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    Tim W.

    Dave is an amazing instructor. I lost my swing over the past year. I went from a 9 handicap to a 15 handicap. I contacted Dave and told him I am 65 years old and do not want to change my whole swing. I just want to get back to where I was. I took one lesson and he spotted my problem immediately and showed me how to fix it. I went from shooting 88 to 92 back to shooting 78 - 84. The guy is amazing. He is honest and friendly. I highly recommend him .
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    December 22, 2020
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    Peter S.

    Pinpointed my problems right away
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    November 01, 2019
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    Jim S.

    He made it simple to understand what was required and spotted my fault immediately.
    Really nice guy strongly recommend Dave
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    June 02, 2019
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    Jim S.

    David Identified my weaknesses very quickly and gave me simple easy to understand remedies which produced instant results.
    I would highly recommend David to anyone looking to improve their game.
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    May 02, 2019
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    Frequently asked questions

    I like to meet for few minutes and discuss a student's history in the game, trouble areas, "favorite" clubs, etc. Above all, I want to know what he/she wants to get out of their session(s) and how I can help. For beginners, my primary goal is to make them feel at ease, and explain how I will help them play the game they want to start!

    I have worked closely with junior players for almost 40 years. I have been a coach for 32 years, a tournament player for 40 years, and a psychology teacher for 15 years. I have worked closely with some of the best teaching pros in the game, as well as run clinics featuring these pros for 25 years. I am also certified in the Rules of Golf, and have attended rules clinics for over 25 years.

    $80 for an hour lesson. Juniors are $70 for a single lesson. Couples are $100 per hour, groups of 3 or more are $150. Committed juniors  are offered a reduced price based on my Champions Golf Academy pricing: 10 lessons for $600. See me for more details on lesson packages and playing lessons.

    I was always the player in high school and college who was the "student of the game". I subscribed to the only mass-produced instruction at the time (Golf Digest and Golf Magazine) and practiced every tip/lesson in each monthly issue as soon as it came out. This habit made me the "expert" at my school, and I even gave tips to my teammates.

    I have worked with all levels - from my brother who played on the PGA Tour and competed in 11 major championships, to fellow top amateurs in Florida, to Division I collegiate golfers, to intermediate and beginner adults in my area, to junior golfers as young as 5 years old at my summer "Champions Golf Camps". I currently have 10 talented junior golfers enrolled in my Champions Golf Academy. I also do many beginner lessons, and quite a few accomplished/return to golf lessons as well.

    I recently enjoyed giving a married couple a group lesson. Both are rather new to the game and it was an awesome experience for all three of us I believe. In two hours we covered the entire game of golf from grip posture and alignment to swing basics to short game – and laughed all the way through it!

    As I said in my bio - convenient, affordable, personable, and fun is what a student should look for.

    What are my past problems, and what have my previous teacher(s) - if any- said about my swing/game?

    What do I really want? Is that realistic, attainable?

    Services offered