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Vince Lazar, PGA

Head Golf Coach at DePauw University & Instructor at White Hawk Country Club
PGA Crest

Crown Point, IN
Valparaiso Country Club, Valparaiso, IN

About Vincent

Vince Lazar PGA White Hawk Country Club Teaching Professional Bio


I have recently completed my 24th season as the head men’s and women’s golf coach at DePauw University. I have returned home this summer to my “Region” roots to spend more time with family. Typically during the summer I am teaching at various camps around the country but due to COVID, the opportunity at White Hawk allows me to expand my teaching to players of all levels.

As an instructor, my teaching philosophy is to learn about your athletic background, do a physical evaluation and then help you set goals as a golfer. I will observe you as a golfer either on the driving range or on the course, then use a variety of teaching aids to provide you feedback in an effort to allow for the most efficient means of learning. I use both Trackman and video analysis to help you learn, along with more traditional modes of instruction. As a former NCAA D1 collegiate player and PGA professional I also understand and implement mental strategies used commonly in Sport Psychology.


• 30 year member PGA of America • 25 years as an NCAA D1 and D3 Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Indiana University, University of New Orleans and DePauw University. • 20 years as a golf instructor including First Tee, Special Olympics, Nike Golf Camps, University Golf Camps at Duke University, Indiana University, Indiana Golf Foundation. Coached both senior and junior high golf teams • Instructed women’s instructional program at Tiger Pointe Country Club along with overseeing junior golf programs at Lakes of the Four Seasons and Martinsville Country Club.


• Trackman University Certified • Titleist Performance Institute: Levels 1 and 2 • True Temper Club Fitting • PGA Junior Coach Certification


• 3x National College Coach of the Year • Taught former Indiana State Junior Champion • Coached National Collegiate Player of the Year • 30 collegiate players recognized as All-Americans


• Bachelor of Science & Education: University of New Orleans • Masters of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology: Indiana University • Doctorate of Education (ABD) Motor Learning & Educational Psychology: Indiana University


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Vincent'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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Improving Your Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Break 80

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Improve your Short Game

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Valparaiso Country Club

Valparaiso IN

*Coaching available to public

2501 Country Club Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7030

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