Dan is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the UA golf team from 1982 until 1984. He majored in Advertising and graduated with a BA in Communications.
Dan moved to New Jersey and turned professional in 1985. He worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Echo Lake Country Club, Crestmont Country Club, and Suburban Golf Club, having earned his PGA Membership in 1988. Prior to being selected as the Head Golf Professional at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in 2002, six months before the facility opened, Dan served as the Head Golf Professional at both Eagle Ridge and Jumping Brook Country Clubs.
Dan has won the PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award for Public Golf Courses three different times and was the recipient of the 2005 PGA Junior Golf Leadership Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NJ Professional Golfers Association and chairs the Junior Golf Committee.
Dan states his personal teaching philosophy as follows: “I believe that the golf swing is based on good fundamentals. The grip, set-up, posture and alignment all create the opportunity for a good golf swing. This allows the club to square up to the target through the hitting area.”
“I also believe golfers need to be very target-oriented and concentrate on making a good follow-through that will allow for solid impact.”