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Dale Abraham, PGA

Director of Golf Instruction
PGA Crest

Palm Desert, CA
Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert, CA

About Dale

Dale Abraham is an award winning Director of Instruction who has been teaching golf full-time for more than 27 years, has taught more than 50,000 individual golf lessons and countless multi-day golf schools and clinics. Dale's unique ability to quickly and accurately diagnose a player’s swing faults, as well as develop programs for improvement have made him one of the game’s most sought-after instructors. Dale believes that golf is a game for everyone to play and enjoy. With his advanced knowledge in biomechanics he is able to help golfers find their optimal swing while working within their constraints. He focuses his instruction on several aspects of the game:

Full swing

Short game



Greenside sand play


Including green reading (Dale is an AimPoint Express Certified Instructor)

Course management

Club fitting/equipment

Physical conditioning

Nutrition for golf

Mental coaching

Dale believes that as individuals we each have our own goals, needs, time constraints, ablility and physical limitations. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dale customizes a plan for your maximum improvement. He will only change necessary swing components to maximize ball flight changes and to directly influence the golfer's ability to be consistent, efficient and to prevent injury.
Instruction Accomplishments

GOLF Magazine "Top 100 Teacher" (2017-present)

Golf Tips Magazine Top 25 Instructor (2011-present)

Golf Digest Top Teacher in State (California)

2014-2019 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year (2008)

Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year (2013)

Southern California PGA Inland Empire Chapter Teacher of the Year (2007)

PGA Certified Professional (2009)

AimPoint Express Certified Instructor

TrackMan Certified Instructor

Blast Golf Certified Instructor

Former David Leadbetter Certified Instructor

Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Instructor - level 3

Titleist Performance Institute Certifed Power Coach - level 2

C.H.E.K Certified Golf Biomechanic

5-Time Qualifier for the PGA Professional National Championship

3-Time NCAA All-American at the University of California San Diego


Contact Coach Dale

Your Information
What can Dale help you with?
Dale's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Improve your Short Game

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type




Playing with disabilities




Session Type


Dale's Facilities

Bighorn Golf Club

Palm Desert CA

*Coaching available to public

255 Palowet Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-7326

Kennebunkport ME

PO Box 1447, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-1447