Certified as a Master Teaching Professional from the PGTAA (Professional Golf Teachers Association of America) and an associate member of the PGA.
I’m proud to offer lessons and clinics at one of the finest public facilities in the Bay Area – Monarch Bay GC, located along the SF Bay in San Leandro, CA. VISIT MONARCH Bay GC website. View MAP
Monarch has great putting, short-game areas, and a covered driving range. Whether rain or shine, Monarch Bay provides excellent teaching facilities.
I’m also available for private lessons at Tilden Park, located in the Berkeley Hills. Rates are different than at Monarch Bay. But if interested, please contact me directly HERE or visit Tilden Park GC to schedule a lesson.
We’ll cover the basics during our beginning series of lessons: grip, posture, ball position, and understanding how a swing works, and ultimately teaching you the FEEL of a swing. The golf swing is similar to a carefully choreographed dance routine. Each body part has to be synchronized to create a fluid, effortless motion.
In addition to the golf swing, we'll address the FEEL of the “short game”: putting, chipping, reading greens, pre-shot routines, and a host of other integral pieces to help you perform at your best.
Did you know nearly half of all your golf shots come from putting and chipping?
Maximize your skills and play better golf!
I accept Cash, Zelle, Paypal, or Venmo ( @dan-chicorel ) . PLEASE NOTE: there is different pricing for lessons at Monarch Bay and Tilden. For all Tilden pricing visit www.tildenparkgc.com to learn about private and group rates.
Greetings. I hail from the midwest, originally from Detroit and raised in Milwaukee. I attended the University of Wisconsin as a communication and music major. I've worn numerous hats in life: sportscaster, franchise owner, marketing professional, and now teaching golf professional. You also might find me performing around the Bay area as a jazz guitarist at public and private events.
I started playing golf during my sportscasting years back in the 80's and became golf instructor later in my life to share my passion and love of this great game.
I have lived in Northern California since 1995 and am the proud father of a son and step-dad to two great kids. I have been with my wife since 2005 and without her love and encouragement, none of this would be possible. Plus she'd kill me if I didn't mention my love for her 😉 We are the proud parents of Lola the "Bugg" (Pug/Boston Terrier) and Coco the pug 🙂
I look forward to having the chance to work with you in the near future.
Don't take my word for it... here's what satisfied students have to say.
Dan has been coaching my 9 year old son since summer. He is an affable and effective coach for my son. Although my son was not an absolute beginner Dan has definitely brought consistency and accuracy to his swing.
We never feel rushed when with Dan, he’s always attentive and sensitive to my son’s mood. I highly recommend Dan to any parent considering lessons for their kid.
Started seeing Dan over the summer. He uses video and compares it to professionals to help illustrate inefficiencies in your swing and then suggests minor tweaks to optimize distance and consistency. He’s an attentive instructor who takes the player’s goals into consideration before making suggestions. Went from high single digit HC to low single digit HC since working with Dan. Would recommend him for golfers of any ability level or experience.
To get started, just find a time slot on the calendar. We'll get you swinging better in no time at all!
Whether you want to become a scratch golfer, weekend warrior or just enjoy the game on occasion, I can help you get there. I'll help save you countless hours of frustration and get you up and running. But you have to do your part too! Practice, practice, practice.
In addition to private lessons, I also offer the ability to bring golf instruction to your elementary or high school via an enrichment program. If you think your child's school might be interested in bringing golf instruction to their school, please contact me to discuss further so we can set something up!
What better way to create camaraderie or goodwill with your employees, than through golf! Contact me for further details.
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