About

Daniel has been teaching since 2001 and a PGA Professional since 2004, during that time has taught at several top private clubs in the country. Between 2009 and 2016, he was the Director of Instruction at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, IL.  Daniel is currently a Senior Instructor at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center in Sea Island, GA.

Daniel also taught with the Wildcat Golf Academy between 2009-2016 in Chicago, IL, which is a developmental program for high school players striving to play collegiate golf.  While at the WGA he worked with Jeff Mory, Sam McKinney, and Pat Goss, the Director of Golf for the Northwestern University Men’s and Women’s programs.  Daniel also traveled around the country to obverse some of the best minds in the country, such as Cameron McCormick, Scott Fewcett, and Mark Broadie.  He has also worked with golf biomechanics Dr. Robert Neal, Mike Duffy, and Dr. Young Kwon.

Daniel also trained under Todd Anderson, Jack Lumpkin, Mike Shannon, Gale Peterson, Dr. Morris Pickens, and Randy Myers at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center through 2008 and 2009.  His focus is on creating long term performance programs for players striving to play competitive youth golf, collegiate golf, or professionally.

Current Position
Senior Instructor
Sea Island Golf Performance Center
100 Retreat Ave
St Simon’s Island, GA 31522
912.638.5119

Home Town
Albemarle, NC

Education
Methodist University

PGA Member
2004

Past Experience
Skokie CC, IL
Wildcat Golf Academy, IL
Sea Island Golf Performance Center, GA
Ocean Forest, GA
RedStick Golf Club, FL
National Golf Links of America, NY
Misquamicut Club, RI
Onwentsia Club, IL
Highlands Falls CC, NC

Awards and Nominations
Illinois PGA Section Horton Smith Award 2016 (Winner)
Golf Digest Best Young Instructor 2016-2017
Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year Award 2013, 2014, 2015 (Nominee)

Certifications
SamPutt Lab Level 2 / NG 360 Fitness Certification / Trackman Level 2 / Penn State Golf Biomechanics Program Level 1 / Dr. Kwon Golf Biomechanics Program Level 2 / 4D Motions Level 1 / Swing Catalyst Level 1

PGA Tour Player Instructional Observations
Charles Howell:  Todd Anderson/Randy Myers
Brant Snedeker:  Todd Anderson/Randy Myers
Billy Horschel:  Todd Anderson
Davis Love III:  Jack Lumpkin
Luke Donald:  Pat Goss
Zach Johnson:  Dr. Morris Pickens
Tadd Fugikawa:  Todd Anderson/Mike Shannon