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Owen Dawson, PGA

Director of Golf Instruction
PGA Crest

Towson, MD
Country Club of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

About owen

As the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Maryland, I didn't take the traditional route to my current position. I was introduced to the game at an early age by my Dad, who was a great golfer in his day. As a young kid living in the country, golf wasn't exactly on the top of my list of fun things to do nor was it easily accessible. Activities like riding motorcycles, building tree forts and earning my Eagle Scout badge were more appealing to me at the time. I also fell in love with bicycle road racing when I was 16, so that became my obsession for the next 5 years. I was fortunate enough to spend a month at the Colorado Olympic Training Center for cycling, with hopes of making it a career someday. After a few unforeseen knee surgeries, golf began to look more appealing to me. I played in golf tournaments on a local level and spent a few years working seasonally in Florida at PGA National Resort & Spa and other South Florida courses. Observing the PGA Academy Instructors in my spare time ultimately started me on the path to a career in golf instruction. I've had the privilege to observe some great teachers over the years, here are a few:

​ Wayne DeFrancesco - Lakewood CC, Md, Mike Bender - Magnolia Plantations, Fl, Dr. Jim Suttie - Twin Eagles CC, Naples, Fl, Bernie Najar -Caves Valley, Md, Bill Davis - Jupiter Hills, Fl, Mike Shannon - Sea Island, Ga, Gail Peterson - Sea Island, Ga, Jack Lumpkin - Sea Island, Ga , Cheryl Anderson - Magnolia Plantations, Fl, Rick Smith Academy - Tiberon, Fl, Mike Adams - Hamilton Farms GC, NJ, James Leitz, John Dunigan - White Manor CC, Pa, Trilliam Rose - Woodmont CC, Md

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Owen Dawson is a fantastic golf instructor. He does a great job sending videos of the lesson and commentary which really helped me recall the concepts and drills. Hands down the best investment I have made in my golf game.

Mike Fortner


I am really enjoying my lessons with Owen. What stands out most is that he explains why he is teaching certain techniques rather than just telling me what to do. He's very patient and certainly makes it fun to learn.

Walid Hajj


Owen has been great to work with. He has an incredible understanding of the golf swing and is able to explain things in ways that I understand. He has all the tools and technology to provide feedback both during and after the lesson.

Andrew Beliveau

owen'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

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Students & Lessons

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owen's Facilities

Country Club of Maryland

Baltimore MD


Herbert Strong 18 Hole Private Club in Towson Maryland. Full grass driving range and short game area

*Coaching available to public

1101 Stevenson Ln, Baltimore, MD 21286-7303

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