Professional Staff

Further Education
  • PGA Class A member since 1999

  • Certified Titleist Club Fitter

  • Certified Nike Club Fitter

  • Certified Slazenger Putting Club Fitter

  • PGA Of America, Teaching and Coaching Summits, Port St. Lucie, Florida Certified (2004-2008)

Philosophies

 

  • "Half as easy...twice as far..."

  • "If it were easy...Everyone would be good"

  • "Hard work is just that...HARD!  Very few players can grasp that!"

Dale Claussen
Owner/Founder

 

What's in his bag:

Driver:  Nike Vapor Pro 8.5 Tense CK 50g

3 wood:  Nike VR Pro 15' Diamana 73 x5ct

Hybrid:  Titleist 913H 17' Diamana s82

Irons:  Nike Vapor Forged 4-PW, dynamic Gold s300 S

Wedges:  Nike Engage 50', 5'4, 58'

Putter:  1994 Bailewick "Boss of the Moss" LR-1

HIO: 4; Oahu Country Club #8, Boca Raton Municipal Golf Club #8, Haile Plantation Golf Club #11, Cimarrone Golf Club #9

National Awards
 
  • MASTER Instructor...US Kids Golf

  • 3-Time TOP 50 Junior Golf Instructor in USA ~ US Kids Golf

  • 4-Time Hon. Mention(51-100) Junior Golf Instructor in USA ~ US KIDS Golf

  • 2-Time TOP 40 Instructor in USA under  40 ~ Golfworld

Fun Facts

 

Hobbies:  Tennis, basketball, traveling and loves red wine

Interesting

  • Once scored 44 points in a high school basketball game

  • Played D1 basketball

  • Was an extra in 2 TV shows

  • Lived on the beach in 4 locations

  • Married to Valerie Claussen (4/11/15)

  • Has 3 older brothers: Dan, Dave, and Dean

  • Parents are William and Joyce

Favorite Quote: "You have to have passion to be the best."

One of My Greatest Joys:  Watching my players push themselves and reach their goals.

Past Celebrity Students

 

Brett Farve

Dan Marino

Lee Majors

Ivan Lendl

Pete Rose

Johnny Carson

Dave Thomas

Michael Douglas  Catherine Zeta Jones

Paul Hornung

Glenn Kozlowski

Butch Davis

Calvin Peete

Tim Cooper

PGA Director of Instruction

 

What's in his bag:

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-W)

Driver: Titleist TSi 2 10*

Fairway Wood: Titleist TS  3-Wood15*

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 21*

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 54 and 58 

Putter: Titleist SCOTTY CAMERON Studio Select Newport 34"

Shoes: FootJoy

Balls: Titleist ProV1x

Lowest Score: 67

Lowest Tournament Score: 67

HIO: 2; Blacklick Woods Golf Course #14, Deerwood Country Club #2

Philosophies

​My teaching approach is to create a welcoming environment that emphasizes long-term athletic development, as well as a focus on all aspects of the game, including full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, the rules of golf, and course etiquette. 

My goal is to instill a lifetime love of golf for each of my students. 

Distinctions
  • PGA Class A Professional  

  • US Kids Certified Coach 

  • Past President, Northern Chapter NFPGA

  • JAGA 2020 Professional of the Year 

Fun Facts

 

Hobbies:  Running, playing guitar

Interesting

​     Tim grew up in Pickerington, OH and attended the University of Kentucky where he played soccer for UK. Married to his wife Jenny, they have a son Owen who shares his dad's love of golf. 

      Before entering golf, Tim was a math teacher and professional road cyclist.  While he loves the endurance needed for cycling, he values the focus and mental challenge of golf. 

    

Favorite Quote: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg Lemond, Professional Cyclist

One of My Greatest Joys:  Watching my students grow in ability and in their love of the game.

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Tel: 904-891-5030

Dale Claussen