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David Dolengowski, PGA

Senior Instructor
PGA Crest

Orlando, FL
Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando, FL

About David

Originally from Michigan, Dave Dolengowski has been involved with the game of golf for over 40 years.

Dave began caddying and playing the game during his earlier years and participated in numerous junior tournaments in Michigan and Northern Ohio. Dave spent his high school summers employed at Lenawee Country Club in Michigan.

In 1978, Dave enrolled in the acclaimed PGA Golf Management University Program at Ferris State University, where he learned all aspects of the golf business, while also completing internships at golf facilities in Arizona and Alabama, as well as at the prestigious Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Following college, Dave pursued a professional career playing, competing in many PGA Section Championships and State Opens across the country. In 1985, he was elected to membership to The PGA of America, and is currently a Quarter Century Member.

Upon concluding his playing career, Dave’s passion turned to teaching and coaching, and he started to learn from the best teachers by reading and collecting golf books. A student of the game, Dave credits some of the most accomplished teachers from over the years for helping to shape and influence his teaching philosophy. Dave has attended numerous PGA National Teaching and Coaching Summits and continues to pursue certifications to enhance his education as a teacher and coach.

In 1997, Dave joined Marriott’s Grande Vista golf management team as a Senior Instructor, where he helps golfers of all skill levels reach their maximum potential. He also directs the team of Marriott Golf Academy certified instructors in working to maintain their high standards through ongoing training.

In 1999, Dave was awarded the Ferris State University Bill Strausbaugh Award for Teacher of the Year.

Today, Dave remains a strong proponent of using advanced technology in his teaching, including the V1 Pro Digital Video Analysis and Trackman, a golf radar for swing and ball flight analysis. Dave is AimPoint Green Reading Certified.

During his tenure, Dave has worked closely with six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo, along with many elite junior players, collegiate players and professionals, including LPGA star Se Ri Pak. He has also been a contributor to many industry publications, while his instruction tips have been seen on and, among other popular platforms.

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David'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

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David's Facilities

Marriott Golf Academy

Orlando FL

Welcome to Marriott Golf Academy℠, the ultimate environment to improve your game while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of Marriott Vacation Club® resorts. By combining proven instructional expertise, a personalized training approach and superior technology, Marriott Golf Academy℠ offers a menu of golf instruction and custom club fitting programs designed to help you reach your full potential. From 1 hour private lessons to 3 day golf schools which include lunch, rounds of golf and access to the practice facility, all programs at Marriott Golf Academy℠ are designed with the flexibility required to cater to the individual needs of each student. Located at a highly desired golf destination, Marriott Golf Academy℠ is hosted at Marriott's Grande Vista in Orlando, Florida providing you with lodging package options in spacious villas at premium resorts with on-site activities, dining, world-class golf, and practice facilities, and ideal proximity to local activities and excitement.

*Coaching available to public

12001 Avenida Verde, Orlando, FL 32821

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