Golf Instructors

Instructor / PennsylvaniaYardleyDavid C. Smith Jr., PGA
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David C. Smith Jr., PGA

Course: Makefield Highlands Golf Club
Position: Director of Player Development
Since 1997 David has been a member of The Professional Golfer’s Association of America, in 2013 David completed The First Tee Coach Certification and in 2014 was Certified in General Management with the PGA. As a native of Philadelphia David graduated from Methodist University with a B.S. in Golf Management. Working locally in the Philadelphia area David has been affiliated with many fine golf facilities including the historic Atlantic City Country Club and famed Yardley Country Club. In 2009 a calling to help young people through golf changed David’s career path when he became the Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia at Walnut Lane Golf Course. David led the program’s development which positively affected 2,500 students annually. With over 20 years of golf instructional experience David’s expertise in golf swing knowledge comes from extensive reading, classroom training, and thousands of hours in practical lesson tee experience, as well as extensive tournament play. David’s passion for golf has led him to instruct an expansive mix of players from expert to entry level and he has been a dedicated coach to blind golfers in the Mid Atlantic Blind Golfers Association for 20 years. David’s coaching philosophy for student success: “make learning, concise, fun, and engaging for all students”. In 2012, David was awarded PGA Section Presidents Plaque for Player Development and was on the Junior Golf Committee for the Philadelphia PGA Section. You're invited to experience golfing success with David by booking your individual learning program