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Dan P. Knop, PGA ( (

Director of Player Development


PGA Crest

Clarkston, MI
Matt Barton Golf Academy, Clarkston, MI

About Dan

Dan Knop is a Class A PGA Golf Professional with over 20 years of golf instruction experience. He has taught over 10,000 lessons and works with all levels of golfers. Dan is originally from Tampa, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Professional Golf Management Degree. He has previously worked at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina as an Assistant Professional, Meadowcreek Golf Course as Teaching Professional, Head Professional at River Wilderness Golf and Country Club, Head Professional at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and now Player Development Director at Oakhurst Golf and Country Club.

Dan is dedicated to helping you with your game and is available for individual, group, and playing lessons. Dan works with students to develop specialized teaching programs just for them.

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Begin your journey
Dan in Action

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Dan in Action

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Dan'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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

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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Dan's Facilities

Matt Barton Golf Academy

Clarkston MI


Indoor lessons, simulators, and hitting bays.

*Coaching available to public

5827 Terex, Clarkston, MI 48346

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