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Dennis Clark

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Dennis Clark is a PGA Master Professional and advanced certified instructor, a distinction held by fewer than 2 percent of all PGA Professionals. He is recognized as one of the top instructors in the country, and holds no less than seven PGA awards including "Teacher of the Year" and "Golf Professional of the Year." Dennis directs his own academy in Naples, FL. He can reached at dennisclarkgolf@gmail.com Dennis holds two degrees in education and has worked with golfers of all levels for over 30 years. A native of Philadelphia, Dennis currently directs the Dennis Clark Golf Academy at the Marco Island Marriott in Naples, Fla. GolfWRX Writer of the Month: April 2014, May 2014

As teachers, we all make mistakes. As we get more experienced at the craft, we make fewer, but the work is a human endeavor...

A lot has been written about what is called "lag," or angle retention in the golf swing, which occurs during the downswing. How much...

When great athletes struggle, they are almost always interviewed after their poor performances and their answers to the line of questioning that follows is predictable....

With golf shots, the center of the club face is where all the good stuff happens, but it is elusive to say the least....

I think of the golf swing as two parts: The backswing and the downswing. Each represents a side of an equation that needs to be balanced. In other...

If you've ever been to the Augusta National Golf Club, you can appreciate the severity of the hills players have to deal with there....

Should you take a divot? It's a fair question I'm asked a lot, and my short answer is "yes." For most shots hit from the...

Essentially, there are two kinds of golf lessons. One I'll call construction, the other correction. In a construction lesson, which I almost always reserve for...

Most golfers know they should avoid coming “over the top" on their downswings. But for golfers who do, the road to fixing it can be...

I've been so busy teaching this winter that I haven't had much time to send a few swing tips your way. As you know,...

Well, here we go again. This story is about Tiger Woods, so if you're tired of reading articles about him, you can stop now. At the...

I recently attended the PGA Teaching and Coaching summit, a biennial gathering of the leaders in our industry. I enjoy interacting with and learning...

Hitting the ball fat is one of the most costly shots in golf. It’s embarrassing, the ball goes almost nowhere, and sometimes it even...

One of the most discussed topics when it comes to the golf swing is swing plane. It's is also one of the least understood...

I had a student come to see me recently with a severe case of the shanks. It was what I call an "up and...

Golfers hear a lot these days about new technology: the latest biomechanical revelations, 3-D findings, fitness training breakthroughs and so on. I think it's great, because it's...

Watching Tiger struggle around the greens at the Hero World Challenge was both astonishing and enlightening. It was astonishing because it was Tiger Woods,...

In the video above you will notice that Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 ranked golfer, does three things: he squats, he springs and...

My colleague on GolfWRX, Tom Stickney, wrote an article recently in which he listed five reasons why teaching golf will never be the same....

I have a lot of students who struggle to hit down on the golf ball, which often results from a basic misunderstanding of what...

I think we can all agree that the game of golf has changed immensely over time. From the days of mashie niblicks and featheries...

The last time we discussed release, we defined it as the point of extension of the lead arm and the golf club. The other part...

What's the "release" in a golf swing? For purposes of this article, I'll define it as the point in the swing when the lead arm and...

A great golf teacher is one who imparts enough knowledge in his or her students that those students can self-correct based on knowing and feeling...

Another Ryder Cup loss has most of American golf shaking their heads and asking a collective "why?" There is a tendency to overlook the bigger...