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Daniel Lindsay, PGA

Owner/ PGA Director of Coaching - Par Excellence Golf School
PGA Crest

Mesa, AZ
Augusta Ranch Golf Club, Mesa, AZ

About Daniel

Daniel has spent over 25 years in the golf business in most every role possible: course maintenance, course operations, customer service, and instruction. From cutting cups to H.O.A meetings as a Head Golf Professional, Daniel has done it all.

Daniel is originally from Colorado, but spent time in Illinois and Rhode Island during his junior high and high school years. Daniel began playing the game of golf at the age of five with his father. At the age of 11 Daniel found his first golf job as a caddy at Agawam Hunt Country Club in East Providence, Rhode Island. After falling in love with being on and around the golf course, he decided that he wanted to work in the golf industry as his career. While working at Agawam Hunt he learned of the PGA Professional Golf Management programs offered at schools all across the nation. Daniel chose to attend Arizona State University’s Professional Golf Management program since it was near his grandparents and it is sunny in Arizona 350 days out of the year. In 2009 Daniel graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management and his PGA Class A membership status allowing him to manage golf courses and teach the game of golf.

While Daniel enjoys all aspects of the golf industry, about fifteen years ago, Daniel discovered the true reason as to why he fell in love with the game of golf: teaching and coaching. What he realized was that he loves the game of golf and everything it has to offer, specially the connection on the course between individuals playing the game. Golf is the only game in life that you can play at different levels and still enjoy the experience. If you are with a friend or family member and enjoying time in the beautiful weather it doesn’t matter if you missed that 3-foot putt for 10 on hole 18. Daniel is determined to make golf accessible to individuals of all ages and abilities. The main reason Daniel started Par Excellence Golf School was to create an inclusive environment, where everyone is equally equipped to navigate the course and enjoy the struggle of hitting a little ball into a little hole with a stick...together.

Daniel’s Credentials:

2023 - Operation36 Top 50 Master Coach Award

2022 - Operation36 Top 50 Golf Coach Award

2021 - PGA Junior League Game Changer Award

2020 - Operation36 Top 50 Golf Coach Award

Graduate of the Arizona State University - Professional Golf Management program - 2009

Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America - 2009

Has taught over 15,000 hours of lessons

Extensive training and experience teaching individuals with disabilities

PGA HOPE Adaptive Golf Coach training - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Certificate of Achievement - American Development Model - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Recipient of the John P. Burke Scholarship - 2005

Accomplished Junior, Amateur, and Professional Golfer






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“In all the time I have known Daniel, he has never lost his focus. Since he was a student in high school, he has dreamt of helping people learn the game of golf and make the game of golf accessible to everyone. ”

Mr. Collins


Thank you so much for all you do for Adam and all the junior golfers. He could not ask for a better mentor. You have really helped him focus and we appreciate that. I know he is going to achieve great things in his life.

PGA Jr. League Family


I shot 36 on the front nine today. The best golf I ever played. The funny thing is I bogeyed 1 & 9 which are long. I didn’t play the back nine. The ball is going farther than ever. Thanks Coach.

Larry The Seated Golfer

Daniel's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

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

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Daniel's Facilities

Augusta Ranch Golf Club

Mesa AZ

*Coaching available to public

2401 S Lansing, Mesa, AZ 85209-1155

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