Originally from Michigan, Dave moved to Florida in 1997 to pursue a career as a PGA Teaching Professional. He got his start in golf at the age of 12. Like a lot of kids, he played basketball, football and baseball. He was a good athlete and golf was the last sport He picked up. He was hooked from the start and when he reached high school he had to decide which sports to continue because some of their seasons overlapped each other. He chose golf and basketball. He figured he could play golf the rest of his life and make a career out of it even if he didn't make the PGA Tour. It's funny how things work out. Dave started his golf career working in private country clubs in Michigan for nine years. He really enjoyed teaching the game and knew if he was going to be successful in this business that was the road he needed to travel. In 1997 he got a call from The Faldo Golf Institute in Orlando asking him to come aboard as an instructor. Two days later, he packed his bags and made the move. He developed his philosophy as a teacher there, concentrating on the intricacies of the golf swing and how to communicate better with people of different personality types. Because everyone learns differently, a teacher must figure out the most effective way to communicate with his students. Dave's goal is always to make sure his student not only gets better but understands why he or she is getting better and has a lot of fun in the process.