Originally from Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Dan moved to undertake the PGA Traineeship at Melton Valley, which he completed in 2016 earning High Distinctions in Coaching and Game Development. During his time at Melton Valley, Dan gained invaluable experience coaching and playing, applying himself through extensive professional development to gain Advanced status in coaching. Midway through 2021, Dan was given the opportunity to join the team at Ballarat Golf Club, offering his services as a coach at the premiere venue in the area. Dan coaches full time and specialises in long term development with players, working with all levels including a number of professional golfers. Everybody moves differently, has different beliefs, goals and reasons for playing the game; working with each person as an individual helps them understand their own golf swing and tendencies, ultimately working toward their best golf.
Golf has always been in my blood! From the age of 12 when my father Rod gave me a cut down set of his old clubs I was hooked. I would practice morning and night in my teens seven days a week at Creswick Golf Club. After turning professional twenty years ago I have worked hard to develop systems and programs that advance every level of player and I am an excellent swing technician and problem solver. Coaching Achievements Master teaching professional USGTF 2006 Founded Australian Golf Academy 2006 (largest junior academy in Asia by volume) Golf Victoria Mygolf deliverer of the year 2017 Golf Australia Mygolf deliverer of the year 2017 Ballarat Junior Golf Academy (largest regional golf academy in Australia)