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Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark
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Dennis Clark is a PGA Master Professional and an advanced certified instructor. He has taught the game of golf for more than 30 years to golfers all across the country, and is recognized as one of the leading teachers in the country by all the major golf publications. He is also is a 7-time PGA award winner who has earned the following distinctions:

-- Teacher of the Year, Philadelphia Section PGA
-- Teacher of the Year, Golfers Journal
-- Top Teacher in Pennsylvania, Golf Magazine
-- Top Teacher in Mid Atlantic Region, Golf Digest
-- Earned PGA Advanced Specialty certification in Teaching/Coaching Golf
-- Achieved Master Professional Status (held by less than 2 percent of PGA members)
-- PGA Merchandiser of the Year, Tri State Section PGA
-- Golf Professional of the Year, Tri State Section PGA
-- Presidents Plaque Award for Promotion and Growth of the Game of Golf
-- Junior Golf Leader, Tri State section PGA
-- Served on Tri State PGA Board of Directors

Clark is also former Director of Golf and Instruction at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. He now directs his own school, The Dennis Clark Golf
Academy
at the Marco Island Marriott in Naples, Fla.. He can be reached at dennisclarkgolf@gmail.com
Recent Posts

In my experience, the most underrated part of setting up to the golf ball is without a doubt ball position. If a golfer moves...
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In this video, I compare the driver swing of Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, two of the longest and most accomplished golfers in the world. I did...

I need to preface this article about consistency by making one point quite clear: Golf is inconsistent! Pure and simple. If you can't accept that...

I read my colleague Ben Alberstadt's very insightful article on the Dustin Johnson debacle and thought I'd take a minute to offer what may...

I offer an online swing analysis program, and golfers from around the world have sent me their swings to analyze. I am always quick to mention...

First-time visitors to the Masters are struck by a couple things. Those of you who have been there know what I'm referring to, and...

The easiest way to understand the difference between tempo and timing in the golf swing is this: tempo is a preference, timing is a principle. Timing is the...

One of the most common phrases in golf instruction is "coming over the the top." It's a phrase even the most novice golfers use,...

Most golfers think of practice as hitting balls on the range, and for the majority of golfers that's their only practice. Any practice is...

Recently, one of my students said this to me: "I have a friend who is a pretty good golfer and he said I shouldn't lift...

So you've decided to take a golf lesson... congratulations! There is no more-proven path to getting better at this game than working with a...

So you're thinking about taking golf lessons, but there are many things to consider before you do. Most importantly, will lessons actually help you get...

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Golfers hear a lot about using the bounce when pitching the golf ball. It makes sense, because bounce plays an important role in pitching. Bounce is...

One of the most perplexing aspects of the game we all love is this: What we feel we are doing and what we are actually doing...

There is a lot of information about the importance of swing width, and I don't think any good instructor would argue the value of...

This story was selected as one of the 15 best GolfWRX stories of 2015! I've often said I would hate to be at a rifle...

I have been fortunate during my many decades as a golf instructor to have worked with some very good golfers: collegiate golfers, state open champions, mini-tour...

Hooking the golf ball is often referred to as a "better golfer's problem," while slicing is seen as the domain of the duffer. My response:...

It's known by various names: early extension, pelvic thrust, even "humping" the ball in some circles. What these terms describe is a premature motion...

In my experience, the grip is the single biggest influencer on all golf swings. It controls the club face, the club face controls the...

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....