Coaching

MANAGE YOUR GOLF GAME!

As a class A PGA Member since 1991, David has worked in several different positions in the golf industry including Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional (Broken Sound Club), and Director of Instruction (Colleton River Club). David started teaching exclusively with Dave Pelz in 1996, and after his 8 years with Pelz, created the WP Golf Institute in St. Paul Minnesota (2003). In 2008 David accepted the position of Director of Instruction for Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he developed and oversees the Colleton River Golf Academy.

During his tenure with Pelz, David appeared on The Golf Channel six times, as well as ESPN. He has published numerous instructional articles, 12 Instructional shows titled "Managing Your Golf Game" and has worked with tour players such as Bill Glasson, K.J. Choi, Ty Tryon, John Harris, Miguel Angel Martin, Mike Sullivan, Tom Shaw, Wayne Mc Donald, and Melissa Mc Namara.

Nominated for national PGA of America teacher of the year (2001), David was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top Teaching Professionals in Minnesota from 2005 to 2008 and in South Carolina from 2013-2016. In 2013 he was selected as the PGA Teacher of the Year for the Carolina Section/ HHI Chapter.

Acquiring his TrackMan Masters status in 2014, David also uses Titleist Performance Institute (Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor), Apple/JC-Video, & Tour Tempo to help his students succeed. In his spare time he enjoys playing tournament golf, testing the limits of TrackMan, and spending time with his family in Bluffton, South Carolina.

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The teaching philosophy at David La Pour Golf is one of part science and part art. We believe that there is some steadfast principles (physics) to playing the game of golf that apply to everyone. Couple that with the application, which we call art (intangibles) of playing, and you'll have a contented golfer.

DLP Golf uses some of the basics of learning which include:

  • Understanding what to do (and why if necessary)
  • Feel the correct move (kinesiology)
  • Practical application (play on course)
  • Evaluation with possible correction
David is the Director of Instruction at Colleton River Club in Bluffton South Carolina. His rates are $150 per hour. Junior golfers 15 and younger get a 25% discount.


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