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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

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...

The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will be Jim Furyk's ninth Ryder Cup appearance, which is proof of his consistency throughout his career. Although...

Although he finished the season without a victory, Rickie Fowler proved to be one of the most consistent performers on the PGA Tour in...

The role of the professional golf coach is relatively new in the game of golf. Most tour pros nowadays have any number of coaches...

After removing himself from Ryder Cup consideration last week, Tiger Woods announced earlier this week that he would take "a month or two" break...

"I don't want to be the golfer I was in 2001, I want to be better," Tiger Woods once said. Golfers sometimes fight too...

If I had to choose, I would say that the grip is the most important fundamental in golf. I say that because the grip...

Tim Clark is a world-class player who has built his swing around a physical condition that doesn't allow him to rotate his palms upward. In...

Remember all the criticism hurled at Rory McIlroy when he decided to switch to Nike Golf equipment? It's quieter now, isn't it?The meteoric rise...

Rory McIlroy stands only 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs a mere 160 pounds, yet he's able to drive that ball longer than all but...