Dave Kendall

PGA, Academy Founder

Dave is generally regarded as one of Michigan's outstanding professionals. The recipient of the Michigan PGA's 2010 Horton Smith Award for Contributions in PGA Professional Education. Dave was previously honored by the Michigan PGA as 2000 and 2004 Teacher of the year and 1990 and 2006 Golf Professional of the Year.  Dave has over 30 years of experience instructing players of all levels. In 2011, Golf Digest ranked Dave #8 in its list of top instructors in Michigan.  Golf Range Magazine has included Dave in its Top 50 Instructors in America for the past 8 years.  A Class A PGA member since 1981, he is also very highly regarded as a competitive player having won two Michigan Senior Open Championships.  In 2007, Dave won the Michigan Senior Open, Michigan Senior PGA Championship and the Michigan PGA Senior Player of the Year Award.  The insight he has gained through his many years of teaching experience along with his competitive background has given Dave a very practical approach to golf improvement.  Dave currently serves the Michigan PGA Section as its Senior Organization President. 


PRIVATE LESSON:  Individual Private Lessons (50 minutes) would normally involve a video analysis of the students swing or analysis of the area of concern. This would identify where the student is now, a discussion of what we could work to be, and specifics as to how to get there.

Cost:   $125         


LESSON SERIES:  Lesson series are packaged in groups of 4 or 10.  Each lesson in a package is most often used for a private lesson, however, each may also be used for a Specialty School, a 9 Hole Evaluation, or 2 Lessons could be used for a Day School.  Consult with Dave as to how to get the most out of your Lesson Series.


Series of 4  $450     

Series of 10  $ 1000    


SPECIALTY SCHOOL: Full swing, short game and putting schools will each be a specialty school topic.  Each topic will be broken down into its most basic parts.  The skills and fundamentals necessary to excel will be identified and developed for each individual.  The class size will not exceed 3 students.

Cost:  $125/person   


DAY  SCHOOL:  Full swing and short game basics will be assessed and discussed for each student.  How each student should manage and practice each area to best develop their skill will be the goal.  Following a 3 hour session we will play 9 holes of golf to have a chance to apply these skills to play on the course.  The class size will not exceed 3 students.  Course fees are included in the cost.

Cost:  $225/ person   


9  &  18  HOLE EVALUATION:  Designed to assess a players ability to apply the skills of the game to their play on the course.  This evaluation is a competitive environment and becomes the basis of a lesson plan for each individual.  The class size will not exceed 3 students.  Course fees are included in the cost.

18 Hole Cost:  $150/person   

  9 Hole Cost:  $125/person