PGA, Academy Founder
Dave founded the Kendall Academy of Golf in 1997 after 17 years as a Head Professional at Cadillac Country Club. Over the past 18 years, under Dave’s guidance, Kendall Academy of Golf has grown from one instructor with a dream to 10 outstanding Instructors and hundreds of success stories. Dave is currently the only Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach in Michigan. The Kendall Academy instructor team help develop the golf games of all levels of players, from beginner to elite amateur and professionals. Dave has been honored by the Michigan PGA as Golf Professional of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Horton Smith Award, and Senior Player of the Year. He is a 2-time Michigan Senior Open Champion, Senior PGA Champion, and Senior PGA Match Play Champion. In 2011, Dave was inducted into the Jackson Golf Hall of Fame, in 2013, the Michigan PGA Hall of Fame. In 2014, Golf Digest ranked Dave #2 on its list of Top Instructors in Michigan. In 2015, Dave was elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. The insight he has gained through his many years of teaching players of all levels, along with his competitive background, has given Dave a very practical approach to player improvement.
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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 Adults / $110 Juniors
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 Adults / $400 Juniors
Series of 10 $ 1000 Adults / $850 Juniors
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.
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