Dan BubanyGolf Coach
Dan Bubany (PGA), a native of Tucson, Arizona fell in love with golf at the age of 19 while a sophomore at Arizona State University. After graduating in 2002 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Minors in Spanish and Business, Dan went to work as a Sports Director at KPLC-TV (NBC) in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Two weeks before hurricanes Rita and Katrina nearly destroyed the station in August of 2005, Dan took a job as Sports Reporter at WHNS-TV (FOX) in Greenville, South Carolina. Less than a year later, he became Sports Director and won his first Emmy Award for his sports segment in the Best Newscast of 2008.
When the station News Department absorbed the Sports Department later that year, Dan became co-anchor of The Morning News and later won another Emmy for News Reporting in 2011.
Dan moved back to Arizona to be closer to his family in the fall of 2011. After working as a Membership Representative for the National Federation of Independent Business, Dan further sharpened his sales and networking skills as a Senior Account Manager for The Fruth Group, an IT services company based in Phoenix.
In January of 2015, Dan decided to take his game to the next level by enrolling at the Golf Academy of America in the Phoenix area. Shortly after graduation, in May of 2016, Dan accepted a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at La Paloma Country Club in Tucson, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course managed by Scottsdale-based Troon Golf.
Dan is a PGA Class A Professional, a Callaway Golf Professional Staff Member, and a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach. He is also the only golf professional in Southern Arizona to be Opti Brain Certified. When he’s not golfing around Tucson, Dan can be found hanging out with his wife, two sons, and their menagerie of two cats and a dog.
“You are such a treat to have as an instructor. Your approach and feedback are so POSITIVE. Your instruction is a huge reason why I have progressed since surgical rehab.”
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Get comfortable for business golf
Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course
Improving Your Game
Add 10 yards
Improve your Short Game
Make the high school golf team
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Earn a college golf scholarship
Get swing diagnostic testing
Playing with disabilities
La Paloma Country Club
La Paloma is a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course proudly managed by Troon Golf.
*Coaching available to publicLocation
3660 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718-3201
PGA Junior League
La Paloma fields two, 24-person PGA Junior League golf teams, the Doves and the Wildcats, each summer and fall. There is a maximum 6:1 Student:Coach ratio, and the team is open to Members only.
Summer Junior Golf Camp
La Paloma offers Summer Junior Golf Camps for juniors 2nd through 8th grades. The Camps run Mondays through Fridays from 7:30-9:03a beginning June 1st and are open to Members only.