Dan was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California, and has been involved in the golf industry for over 20 years. Dan has a passion for growing the game and has been a coach and mentor for the First Tee Program, PGA Junior League, and has taught private lessons and group learning programs at various courses. His instruction focuses on understanding the golf swing and how to play and manage a golf course to lower your scores. He is also a great communicator, and his positive and encouraging instruction style has been a key ingredient to his student's success. He previously owned his own business that specialized in golf equipment fitting and repair and is one of the few people to offer these services in the area. Dan is an active member of the PGA of America, a certified US Kids Golf Coach, and regularly attends educational seminars to stay up-to-date on the latest teaching and coaching techniques.
Get some great playing tips from Dan here on his YouTube Channel and on Instagram
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Assistant Golf Professional
Kristian Hollaway is the Assistant Golf Professional at Carson Valley Golf Course. Growing up in Carson City, Kristian has always had a love for golf and teaching. He played several sports throughout his youth, but golf was always his favorite.
He is an excellent teacher and is an important part of the private lessons and group training programs at Carson Valley. He has coached 6 sessions of PGA Jr. League and has been able to pass on his knowledge and experience to the younger generations. He is passionate about teaching the game of golf and helping others reach their potential.
Kristian is a great addition to the Carson Valley team and is dedicated to making the game of golf enjoyable for everyone. He is committed to helping his students reach their goals and to making the game of golf accessible to all.
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Golf & Yoga Instructor
Tawnie was born and raised in our beautiful valley and began golfing at the age of 12 at Carson Valley Golf Course where she participated in junior programs, private lessons, and getting out on the course with her dad, where her love of the game grew. She played for the Douglas High School girl's golf team and has been in the golf business including teaching and instruction for over 10 years.
Most recently, Tawnie has taught a college-level golf class to community members eager to learn golf or sharpen their skills while earning college credit. She has been an integral part of the PGA Jr. League at Carson Valley Golf Course and is excited about the upcoming season. Her favorite part about teaching is watching students get excited about golf and have fun while learning a skill that will benefit them for a lifetime. She specializes in teaching beginners, women, and juniors while breaking down the intimidating barriers and stigmas that can come with learning how to play golf. She is all about having fun, getting outside, and building community at the golf course!
Tawnie is a certified yoga instructor and loves to incorporate yoga into golf instruction. Yoga is an excellent way to increase strength and flexibility while reducing stress which benefits golfers on and off the course!
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|Private Individual Lessons with Dan|
(Check here for Rates for Kristian & Tawnie)
|Single Lesson (45 mins)||$90|
|Series of 3 Lessons||$225|
$200 for 4 people
Video or Playing Lessons
|Please ask Dan about scheduling a video or playing lesson
$50 for 45 minutes