David E. La Pour, PGADirector Of Coaching
As a class A PGA Member and Top 100 Instructor, 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 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 the Colleton River Golf Instruction program including the construction of a state-of-the-art Learning Center. 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, Justin Doeden, Michael Pittelli, Melissa Mc Namara, and Blake Kennedy. 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, 2019 & 2020 Top 50 Instructor for Operation 36, Top 100 Instructor 2020-23(GRAA), along with nationally ranked Top 25 PGA Jr. League program. 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)
• Top 100 Instructor In America 2020-2023 GRAA
• Golf Digest Best in State (SC) 2013-2020
• PGA Junior League Top 25 National Program
• Operation 36 Top 50 Instructor 2019-2023
• TrackMan Master (2014) • TPI Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor (2011) • K-Vest Certified • BodiTrak Certified
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 skill
Have more fun on the course
Connect with golfers of similar age
Improving Your Game
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
Playing with disabilities
Pinecrest Golf Club
Tucked away in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, Pinecrest Golf Club is peacefully secluded, yet decidedly exciting. Our 18-hole championship course & practice facility are a great test of golf. Spend the morning with the Golf Academy and the afternoon on the links!
*Coaching available to public
1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton, SC 29910-7815
Mission Golf Academy
Our mission is to simply “Share the good news about golf and God.” Our main goal is to create a fun, safe, and productive home for the family of golf while offering golf related solutions.
Mission Golf Academy Programs
Junior Golf Programs - PGA Jr. League Recreational Golfer Programs - Golf Schools & Clinics Advanced Golfer - Tour Player programs Community Outreach - Folds of Honor & others davidlapourgolf.com
David La Pour Golf Virtual Coaching
Virtual coaching using CoachNow and Zoom. Get better at home!
*Coaching available to public
28 PARK CIRCLE, Bluffton, SC 29910
Golf Swing Analysis
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