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David E. La Pour, PGA

Director Of Instruction

member

PGA Crest

BLUFFTON, SC
Colleton River Learning Center

About David

David La Pour As a class A PGA Member since 1991, David has worked in several different positions in the golf industry including Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional (Broken Sound Club), and Director of Instruction (Colleton River Plantation Club). David started teaching exclusively with Dave Pelz in 1996, and after his 8 years with Pelz, created the WP Golf Institute in St. Paul Minnesota (2003). In 2008 David accepted the position of Director of Instruction for Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he developed and oversees the Colleton River Golf Instruction program. During his tenure with Pelz, David appeared on The Golf Channel six times, as well as ESPN. He has published numerous instructional articles, 12 Instructional shows titled “Managing Your Golf Game” and has worked with tour players such as Bill Glasson, K.J. Choi, Ty Tryon, John Harris, Miguel Angel Martin, Mike Sullivan, Tom Shaw, Wayne Mc Donald, Justin Doeden, Michael Pittelli & Melissa Mc Namara. Nominated for national PGA of America teacher of the year (2001), David was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top Teaching Professionals in Minnesota from 2005 to 2008 and in South Carolina from 2013-2020. In 2013 he was selected as the PGA Teacher of the Year for the Carolina Section/ HHI Chapter along with 2019 Top 50 Instructor for Operation 36. Acquiring his TrackMan Masters status in 2014, David also uses Titleist Performance Institute, Apple/V1-Video, BodiTrak, K-Coach & Tour Tempo to help his students succeed. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tournament golf, testing the limits of TrackMan, Scouting, and spending time with his family in Bluffton, South Carolina. • Life Member PGA Golf Professional (1991) • Golf Digest Best in State 2013-2020 • TrackMan Master (2014) • TPI Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor (2011) • K-Vest Certified • BodiTrak Certified • Operation 36 Top 50 Instructor www.davidlapourgolf.com

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Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee


Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

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SkillsTools
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Speed
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
David's Facilities

Colleton River Learning Center

Bluffton SC

FacilityLocation

47 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910

Bluffton SC

Facility

*Coaching available to public

Location

60 Colleton River Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6314

Bluffton SC

Facility

The Practice Park at Colleton River Club is like no other in the Southeast United States. The twenty acre facility boasts a 2,100 sq. foot Learning Center with all the latest technology, 6 hole Bruce Borland short game course, 4 acre short game area, full 2 sided driving range, Halfway Cafe, Cottages, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature course. The best place I have ever worked!

*Coaching available to public

Location

47 Colleton River Dr., Bluffton, SC 29910

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