Dieter Zuehlke Golf

Dieter Zuehlke Golf

4.8 (6)
Best of 2020
9 hires on
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

I build from the ground up. Many instructors nowadays take on a player with the intent they will return within a short time frame. They will make this happen by taking the "band-aid" approach, giving you a short term fix. When the fix does not work anymore you will have to spend more money and return for another lesson. My service stands out because I focus on long term growth. I achieve this with my players by making sure the fundamentals are sound and working from there based on what they would like to improve. The changes we make together will be sustainable if the work is put in. My main goal is to have the player leave a lesson with me feeling confident in the changes we have made while having a clear understanding on the next steps.

I want everyone to play golf. Golf is a great game that parallels life. I have been playing golf since I was three years old and learned at an early age the importance of honesty, integrity, patience and kindness. I have cultivated countless personal and business relationships on the golf course. I am a firm believer in being able to tell the true character of an individual on how they handle themselves on the golf course, disregarding ability. By teaching others to play the game I love, I get to see all ages enjoy the game for the first time, or more than they did before.

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Tampa, FL 33602
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6 Reviews


  • Melissa George

    Gave my 17 year old son lots of acronyms to help remember stance, grip, ball placement, etc. Very nice and helpful. My son enjoyed lessons a lot!

  • Caroline Njogu-lusiba

    He was patient, friendly, and taught me the basics.

  • Jonathan Brewer

    Dieter is a phenomenal teacher/coach. In one session, I’ve already seen improvement and I look forward to more sessions with him. Dieter uses acronyms for easy to understand guidelines that I use to improve everyday. A must hire. His price is fair and he doesn’t focus on time, he focuses on improvement and comprehension. 👍

  • Oliver Jacobson

    Dieter is absolutely awesome. Look no further. He was very personable and good teachers know how to cater to their students, he is a great teacher and all around awesome guy. I hadn't golfed in around 15 years and recently got back into it. He was able to acknowledge my strengths and weaknesses immediately, and without overflowing my brain with too many tips, he was able to teach me a large amount of information that I was able to retain easily, using acronyms and other proven teaching methods to not only help me understand things, but more importantly to retain them and apply them to my swing and my game. I believe any golfer, even low handicappers could benefit from a lesson with Dieter and certainly if you are just picking up golf, I wouldn't reccomend someone else, he wants to help you succeed and wants you to enjoy the process. Beginners, long time players that want to get an edge on their game, people who haven't played in a year or two. I am confident he can accommodate for just about any issue I can think of. After our first lesson I went out and had the best round of my life, so really, if you are reading this you should just hire him.

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

First and foremost, I want to find out what they would like to work on. After this I watch them hit a few shots before developing a plan for the rest of the lesson. When the lesson is complete we will put together a plan of action to effectively implement the changes.

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

1) Started teaching in high school and developed a summer school program for middle school students

2) Competed in four Wisconsin state high school championships

3) Played collegiate golf for four years and competed in the 2010 National Championships

4) Graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in golf enterprise management

5) Competed in multiple Minnesota and Wisconsin state opens and state amateur championships

6) Spent several years teaching at John Means Golf Camps and Schools. It was here I really learned how to teach as I had the opportunity to work with John, an inductee in the college golf coaches hall of fame, and his colleague, Lee Dietrich, who is a top 100 instructor.

*To find out more about the reputable coaches I learned from go to (also listed as website below)

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

$80/HR for an individual one hour lesson

Other lesson options with their corresponding prices are listed at

How did you get started teaching?

When I was in high school I was asked if I would be willing to run a summer school program for middle school students.

Also, John Means Golf Camps and Schools ( provided me a place where I could learn from the best. They invite me back every year to help instruct at the junior and adult camps. 

What types of students have you worked with?

1) Beginners

2) Juniors

3) Top high school athletes

4) Collegiate athletes

4) Adult beginners all the way to advanced

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I instruct at the John Means Golf Camps and Schools in the month of June and this year it ended with a group of fifteen high school students looking to have an impact on their varsity team. By the end of the week of camp, these students made more progress than any other group I have ever worked with. I look forward to seeing their results this upcoming high school season.

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

As stated previously, select a teacher that will not put a "band-aid" on your game. Find a teacher that will provide sustainable growth.

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

1) Do I want to play recreationally or competitively?

2) How many times do I play per year?

3) How much time do I have to practice what I learn?

4) Do I need help with putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, or full swing?

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