Dan Hansen Golf Instruction

Dan Hansen Golf Instruction

5.0 (9)
4 hires on Lessons.com
39 years in business

About this pro

A PGA member since 1980 and a Kalamazoo, Michigan native, Dan operates three Dan Hansen Golf Instruction sites seasonally in Florida, Michigan and Illinois.

Summers find him splitting time between the greater Chicago area – at The Club at Wynstone, in North Barrington, IL. and the greater Kalamazoo, MI area – at Heritage Glen Golf Club. In the winter season he teaches at The Alico Golf Center in Ft. Myers, FL.

Previously he was Director of Instruction at Shadow Wood Country Club, in Bonita Springs, FL 1998 - 2015. There he managed the Golf Academy facility, while attending to and promoting thriving golf instructional and club fitting programs.

Dan began his high-volume teaching career in 1974 in the private country club sector. His career path ultimately lead to golf management positions as head golf professional, general manager, and golf facility owner.

Early on in his teaching career, Dan developed a keen eye for the golf swing faults and fixes, and his innovative teaching style drew much attention. He was one of the early pioneers of video swing analysis training and remains cutting-edge in the latest teaching technology has to offer. 

Dan is considered “a natural, with an engaging style, and his passion for teaching is most evident.” His teaching is influenced by some of the greatest instructional minds in golf and he is well read on the methods of the great teachers past and present. This acquired knowledge, and over 40 years of world-class teaching experience, has given him a true understanding of cause and effect of the golf swing.

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Paw Paw, MI 49079
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9 Reviews


  • James Buijnarowski

    Dan listened to my concerns and skillfully tweaked my swing instead of a total overhaul. A simple hand position adjustment made a great difference.

  • Jeanne Riley

    Dan Hansen started instructing me 13 years ago when I was almost a beginner (53 years old). I took 3-5 lessons with him per year and many short sessions throughout those winter months. He took me from a 28 handicap to a 15!! I attribute my great golf success to only him. I recommend him highly!!

  • Jack McKeon

    I took several lessons from Dan Hanson, when I started I was abysmal. After a series of lessons with Dan I am much more consistent and if I pay attention to my set up I play much better. Dan is a very good teacher, he doesn’t overload with info but takes it one step at a time. I am very pleased with the results of my lessons with him. I wold and have recommended Dan to friends and family as a good teaching pro.

  • Michael Loeber

    Quick analytical eye; ability to observe, discuss and, in short order, provide sensible corrective practice techniques…if you need them (Ha! Don’t we all need them). Like most recreational golfers, I’ve had a few stints with professional instruction but none clicked with me like my instruction with Dan has.

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

Starts with a brief discussion evaluating my student's current skill levels.

I then learn about their short term, intermediate and long terms goals.

The lessons then are all about educating them about why their ball flight misses/errors occur.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My teaching is influenced by extensive PGA training and working with and studying some of the greatest instructional minds in golf, past and present. This acquired knowledge, and over 40 years of world-class teaching experience, has given me a true understanding of cause and effect of the golf swing.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

One hour lesson: $125. Half-hour lesson: $95.

At the conclusion of any session we will do a sit-down video analysis, which will then be emailed to the student for future reference.

How did you get started teaching?

Through my first job as an assistant professional in 1974....and my love of the game, first taught to me by my father.

What types of students have you worked with?

All genders, skill levels and ages.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy evry lesson I give and continue to learn from them. The high success rate stories of my students handicaps going down makes it all worthwhile for me. 

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

Don't let price make your decision. You get what you pay for.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I want to know about what your ball does - the misses / errors. What are your best & worst clubs?

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