Coach Portrait

Daniel W Lock

Director Of Instruction
PGA Crest

South Lyon, MI
Lock Golf Academy at Tanglewood, South Lyon , MI

About Daniel

At Lock Golf Academy…

We believe that each student is an individual, and has differing abilities to learn and progress. We concentrate on understanding the student and assisting with the learning of their ideal golf swing. To accelerate this learning process, Our Instructors will establish a perfect set-up position and then work to perfect a swing that compliments the student’s body type and time commitment for practicing the preferred swing. Using the latest Video Analysis systems and Training aids you will hear and feel what is being taught and see what you look like using slow motion Video Analysis.

Being exposed to a broad range of styles and studying their effectiveness with different types of students, Lock Golf Academy instructors began to settle in on a core teaching philosophy that embraced the individuality of every golfer’s uniquely authentic swing; a philosophy that establishes that there is no one way to swing the club that is the right way for all people.

Fundamental swing development and or major golf swing changes require extensive practice along with professional instruction. Practice however, does not make perfect; it makes permanent. Therefore what you practice is critical to your success. The fundamental drills, and practice methods along with repetition we instruct will help ensure that the student’s knowledge and understanding of the golf swing will improve making the game more enjoyable. Lock Golf Academy looks forward to helping you improve your game.

Dan Lock Is a PGA Member Specialized in Teaching and Coaching & USGTF Master Teaching Professional. He is certified in Trackman and ADM. Nominated for Michigan Teaching Professional of the Year in 2020,2021,2022 & 2023. Lock Golf Academy is founded on 4 generations of golf professionals dating back 1930’s.

Dan Lock is driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players and people they can be. Dan Lock is renowned for his unmatched work ethic and ability to connect with students of all backgrounds.

Dan spent his early teaching career studying the mechanics of the golf swing and a range of different teaching philosophies. Over the years Dan has been successful in both individual and competitive golf. Still playing competitively today in local PGA events.

Dan’s teaching style and technique are inspired by the great coaches and teachers he has had over the years playing competitive golf and hockey.

His teaching style has been most inspired by father Bill Lock, Grandfather John H Lock & Legendary Great Grandfather PGA Professional William Francis Lock who was the oldest living Golf Pro in the State of Florida until his passing at 94 years old.





Daniel in Action

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Daniel in Action

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"Dan has provided excellent coaching for my daughter 4th grade - HS. He provides world class instruction and because he stays up-to-date on the latest golf technologies every year, I would highly recommend LGA for golfers of all ages."

Adam C.


"Dan is the only teacher that didn't try to change everything about my swing but rather added some good habits to it to improve consistency. I played 9 holes with Dan and the on course lessons are ones I refer to........



"Dan is always a detailed, caring professional. My son and I have been taking lessons with him for years and will continue to do so. He’s improved our abilities and love of the game."

Richard K.


"Dan does not take long to observe what swing changes will help you. Too bad I didn’t see him years ago......... After some practice and playing a few rounds, his changes are starting to add distance and tempo to my swing."

Paul C.


"Dan was very helpful in breaking down what I did right in my swing and what needed improvement. He kept the instructions simple and I have already seen improvement in my fundamentals. Strongly recommend LGA.

Matt B.

Daniel's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Daniel's Facilities

Lock Golf Academy at Tanglewood

South Lyon MI


Full service Driving range and learning center

*Coaching available to public

22805 Country Club Dr, South Lyon , MI 48178

Facility Offerings
Private Setting / Grass & Artificial tees

Grass & Artificial tees Private Setting

Livonia MI

*Coaching available to public

33463 8 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

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