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Mark R. Loker, PGA

Founder & Director of Instruction, The Golf Studio DC


PGA Crest

Washington, DC
The Golf Studio DC

About Mark

Mark Loker has a passion for golf & loves to share it with others. A PGA Member since 2000, he has taught at multiple private clubs on the East Coast, including the famed Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ, a regular stop on the PGA Tour. Mark’s premiere coaching instruction includes thousands of individual and group lessons for players of all levels, from beginners to juniors to club champions. Mark’s love of golf began in high school, where he served as captain of the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms and was an all-county player. Growing up, he would spend countless hours in his backyard practicing his swing, chipping and putting — figuring out how to take a divot without ripping up his parents’ lawn — which he also cared for. What Mark first loved about golf was the challenge of solving how to slice and curve around a tree. Using wiffle balls, he would figure out how to mimic a real golf ball and determine how it would react in a real-world scenario— much like a simulator situation. He finds joy in sharing his love of golf with others— and helping them build their game. Mark graduated from The Pennsylvania State University’s Professional Golf Management Program in 1999 and holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership/Adult and Organizational Learning. That is the basis for his teaching philosophy and the programs he has developed throughout the years for his students and his PGA colleagues. Since moving to Washington, DC in 2013, Mark has worked in higher education at American University and the Georgetown University Law Center. The Golf Studio is his vision for sharing his love of the game with others. Mark passionately believes golf promotes mental focus, clarity and persistence — all qualities required to achieve one’s dreams. The Golf Studio is centrally located in Chevy Chase, DC, where he lives with his wife & 3 children.





Mark took the time to get to know me, my current game & my goals. He got me set up & made immediate improvements to my swing! He’s friendly, personable & genuinely wants to help others have fun golfing.

-Alain Parcan
Mark's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Mark.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Mark's Facilities

The Golf Studio DC

Washington DC


The Golf Studio is an inclusive urban coaching space for all levels. The boutique studio, housing a state-of-the-art simulator, is the first free-standing indoor teaching facility in the area. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to practice, or take part in Mark’s premier instruction.

*Coaching available to public


3209 McKinley St NW, Washington, DC 20015

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