Our son started weekly lessons with Coach Dan over a month ago and his swing and putting has improved drastically. Most importantly he's developed a love for the game. If you're looking to get your kids into golf, I highly recommend Kids Golf First.
My kids (12 years/ 12 yes/ 8yrs) and I had our first lesson with Dan yesterday and he was amazing! We are all newbies to golf and he made sure the kids were properly fitted for clubs, kept us all excited about the game, and made learning fun! Looking forward to learning the game as a family. We’ve already scheduled our lesson for next week! Yay!
Dan is very patient and encouraging during his lesson with my son. My husband and I see a lot of improvement in him in a very short period of time.
Great techniques taught. Feel like I’m improving
My daughter Swathi has been working with coach Dan for 2 months now. We have had different coaches in the past, but we see a huge improvement in her performance with Coach Dan. He spends a lot of time working on the mechanics of her swing and gives her feedback to improve. She has consistently won in all her games since working with him. With his encouragement I see my daughter come back from her golf games with areas she wants to improve with Dan. This is something we never saw before. This is truly because of his coaching. He encourages her and pushes her to excel.
My wife took a lesson from Dan and had so much fun. It was her very first golf lesson and she learned a ton. She can't wait to take more lessons and get more involved in the sport!
Coach Dan is a fantastic golf instructor. He teaches based on the individual, is creative and keeps things simple! He focuses on a few drills to help build your perfect swing. Myself and both of my boys have learned so much from working with Coach Dan. He is always very positive and is able to keep my kids focused.
Coach Dan is very good with children. My son really enjoyed training with Dan. Schedule is flexible as well. In the short month my son worked with Dan, I can see drastic improvement in his swing. We are very happy with Coach Dan. Highly recommended.
Dan is a great instructor and we love the small class size and individual attention she receives. She has made significant improvements since starting lessons with Dan. Highly recommend
Dan is awesome with our daughter! He is very attentive and provides positive reinforcement, but also makes sure she’s focused on learning the foundations of golf. She loves her lessons every week!
I call Dan “Golf Doctor “ he knows exactly what you need to improve not only he gives you right remedy for your problems but he help you to build confidence that you can do it .
Dan is Golf Doctor who knows what , how to teach for frustrated beginner and I am very lucky to find him. Thank you very much !
Dan is an excellent instructor very patient with my Grandson . He’s knowledgeable in coaching valuable golfing skills.
Dan is a great instructor. He helped me with all areas of the game.
My kids have been using Coach Dan for a few months and have made great progress. He has been great with them one-on-one and has superb attention to detail. Kids have been enjoying the lessons and continue to improve. Thanks!
Coach Dan is patient and makes learning fun! My son loves going to lessons and has learned a lot of golf skills in a short amount of time.
Dan has done an incredible job teaching my nine year old the fundamentals of golf! He is a caring father who treats your kids like his own,
The staff does a great job working with the kids at a level that they can understand and enjoy the game. The small class sizes also helps them stay focused on learning the skills necessary to grow and develop as players.
Dan is super positive and encouraging ensuring the practices stay fun and exciting. He loves the game and shared that passion with his students.
He a great guy with kids . works well with them Grand daughter love him
Coach Dan is a great instructor. He knows what each child needs to better their golf game all the while having fun. He pays attention to the little details that you won't get at group golf lesson.
Dan is extremely knowledgeable and tailors the lessons to my child
Dan is a excellent golf coach for junior golfers (my son is 7). He’s helped my son tremendously in his journey to begin his junior golf career for the past year. Dan is patient and expects kids to always try and do their best. Teaches the concept from green to tee first with a heave focus on putting and chipping. Great coach to have.
If you’re even considering lessons for your child or yourself, it’s really easy just do it. Coach Dans ability to connect and relate valuable lessons to my son is incredible. Trying to tech a 6 year old something so technical is no small feet. The love and desire my son has to learn golf is directly related to Coach Dan and his skills.
Great coaching. Dan is a world class athlete that has been genetically bread from a family of athletes. My daughter has learned so much in the initial coaching session. I truly believe that coach Dan will get my daughter to break 80 strokes on 18 holes and bag a scholarship in the future.
Highly recommend Dan for all ages and skill levels. Breaks down the game with simple queues that make immediate impact on your game. You can tell he's passionate about the game and cares more about helping you improve than pressuring you into purchasing more lessons than what you need. 10/10 would recommend
Coach Dan is simply an excellent instructor. I was looking for a golf instructor for my 10 year old son. I reached out to Dan and we set up a visit. You can see his passion for teaching the game of golf. One of the most important aspects of golf instruction is communication with the student...and Coach Dan does an awesome job connecting/communicating with the kids. My son and I enjoyed the session and signed right up. Not too long after I signed my son up, I signed up myself! We highly recommend Coach Dan as your next golf instructor.
Coach Dan and his staff made an amazing impression on me and my daughter. Within the first 5 minutes she was on a new level and has only progressed from there. I'd highly recommend giving him a call.
My 6 yr old son loves to golf. I am not a golfer by far. Coach Dan and his team has been working with my son to get the kinks out. My son loves taking lessons with KG1. He gets upset when it's not the day of his lesson. Coach Dan teaches the children at their level. I recommend KG1 for any child. Coach Dan has the patience and technique to teach any child golf. Most of all he makes golf fun! I am happy to say that my son has flourished thanks to KG1 and will be starting tournaments this summer!
Dan works well with our 4 year old! He has a great balance between play and serious work.
We wanted both of our kids ages 8 (son) and 5 (daughter) to really learn the game of golf and build a solid foundation. They have enjoyed hitting around the house and going to the course with me occasionally, but we wanted to provide a little more structure and make sure they were learning the game properly. I was introduced to Dan through a mutual friend, and after talking to him and he gave the kids a free walk through, we jumped in. It has been absolutely phenomenal for both of them. Our daughter who is 5 is about 42” tall is really starting to learn and understand how to swing, and our son who is pretty raw is developing the right habits. Dan not only teaches the game, but is starting to introduce the ettiquette side of the game too. He has a great setup for golfers of all levels, has incredible patience, and really understands how to work with kids. I would highly recommend Dan and The Kids Golf First program.
Dan helped me completely rework my swing and was very pt. In teaching an old dog new tricks.
Dan truly cares about the kids that he is teaching.
I was looking for lessons for my 6 year old and most golf courses offer lessons but they do not teach at a child's level. My son cried after his lesson because he didnt want to leave. I would highly recommend Kids Golf First.
When my son was 2 we noticed how much he loved watching golf on TV, so we bought him a plastic golf set and he took right to it. We then decided to enroll him at KG1 when it first opened to see if the game really interested him... and not only is he interested, he loves it!!! He can’t wait to go to “Coach Dan’s house” twice a week for lessons. Dan is a great teacher, coach and mentor. He is flexible but firm in regard to his ability to redirect and help the child focus on the task at hand, but at the same time lovingly displays warmth, patience and kindness when relating to your child. He is always excited to see my son when we arrive and goes out of his way to make sure the lessons are fun and upbeat. My son is now 3 and Dan has him using his driver, irons and putter during lessons. I cannot believe the progress my son has made in just 6 months. The Clubhouse in his garage is great for cold days and he has transformed his entire backyard into a learning center with putting greens, chipping areas and even a driving range. If you want a good, fun way to get your child started in golf or have them perfect the skills they already have, KG1 is the perfect place for that. Coach Dan is awesome!!!
Daniel V. Ornelas
I don't know where my son got the idea to play golf but Coach Dad has done a great job teaching my son the different aspects of the game. Coach Dan is very patient and takes his time to show the kids in his class how to stand and swing the clubs for each situation. It's amazing seeing my son get better at golf week over week.
Rider responds well to Coach Dan. He gets the instruction and encouragement he needs to do it right. Much improvement in my son happened in such a short period of time.
Dan is really patient and creative when teaching kids to golf. My son is a “newbie” and can’t get enough. It’s rewarding to hear his excitement every week when it’s time for lessons! I’m hopeful my son will continue to develop his game and get better. Thanks Kids Golf First for providing such a fun experience for my son.
Coach Dan is very patient and knowledgeable. He has been working with my 8 year old son and he loves his lessons. The facility is great for working on skills and in a convenient location. I would recommend KG1 to anyone that wants to try golf.
Coach Dan has been great working with my son. My son has improved so much since joining KG1. Dan makes it fun and challenging each lesson. Highly recommended.
Dan has been great with our 10 year old adhd son - super patient & engaging. He loves going & learning!
Francisco (Paco) Barcenas
Kids Golf First is a great place for play, learn and enjoy golf. Dan is a great coach, he’s patience, fun and take care of the kids while teach them the basics of golf. Thank you Dan!
Coach Dan is an awesome instructor! He is great with kids and such a people person! He clearly has passion for golf and enjoys helping others develop that same passion. His facility is a golfers paradise and my 10 year old looks forward to his lesson every week. His skills are also growing each week with a passion for the sport.
Excellent experience for new golfers! I’m thrilled to be learning and taking lessons here. Dan is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging/helpful, and affordable!
Dan is a great coach for kids and adults. My daughter had been taking classes from coach Dan and showed very good improvement. Coach Dan, improved my daughter’s swing and also, taught her some tips to practice on her own. I highly recommend Coach Dan!
We started with short game, and focused on swings. He broke down all of the steps of a swing to manageable pieces, and then we practiced putting them together to become more fluid. He gave me stretches and "homework" so I can practice in between sessions.
Dan is a great instructor! He is very personable and was easy to connect with. My son is looking forward to his next lesson.
We have enjoyed and appreciated everything about Kids Golf First! My 8 year old son has been seeing Dan for lessons for the past month and we are so happy with the instruction he is being given! My son is a beginner and Dan is very patient and engaging with him. His swing has already improved tremendously! Dan also has a beautiful backyard and makes you feel at home. We are so happy to have found KG1!
Dan is very knowledgeable yet modest allowing his talents as a teacher and patience as a virtue to shine through helping me not only learn in a fun fashion but without any frustrations. I can imagine Dan as an instructor for any level player. As a side note, today was my first lesson and I’m able to confidently hit the ball just about every time
Casual atmosphere, adapted for each individual child, focuses on making it FUN!
Dan is an AMAZING coach. I just had my first session with him and I am hooked. We went over so many topics and I came out of the session as a brand new player. I look forward to working with him and evolving my game to the next level. YOU ROCK DAN!
Really good with the kids. Helps them swing their swing. My daughter had a blast.
My boys really enjoyed their first golf lesson with Dan. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the game.
Absolutely great experience! Dan is extremely friendly and easy to work with. His attention to detail and confidence building around the greens is something I have really needed. I will be doing weekly lessons with him for the foreseeable future and I highly recommend supporting his business!
Dan, the instructor, made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. He was very easy to understand and made me feel at ease so I was able to focus on what I was trying to do instead of worrying about making mistakes. He also talked to me on my level so that I was able to understand what he wanted me to do. Best lesson in anything I’ve ever tried before.
We typically start a new student off with an evaluation to see just where their total game is and then we start a conversation about what our end game will be. Once a week is an absolute minimum to be able to learn the game so we put together a game plan for weekly or bi-weekly sessions.
-Certified U.S. Kids Golf Coach
-Certified North Texas Junior PGA Tour Caddie
-Certified PCU Coach
28 years playing golf
Father to three daughters and a son
Father to Chippie Wolf (Junior Tour Player)
I bring 25-plus years of training, education, marketing, sales, and the love of the golf and combine them to bring kids and adults an opportunity to learn the game of golf.
Juniors $50 (3 kids per lesson max)
Junior/Adult Private Lesson $90 (Private)
4 pack private lessons $325
7 yo through Adults