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Ryan T. Dailey, PGA

Teaching Professional


PGA Crest

Buies Creek, NC
Operation 36 Golf

About Ryan

We are fortunate to have a full-service Operation 36 Golf Academy at Keith Hills Golf Club for both Juniors (3-18) and Adults. Operation 36 is an on-course development model and coaching program designed to guide a beginner golfer from their first round of golf to shooting 36 or better for 9-holes.

For the intermediate/advanced player, I offer coaching programs to help with refining swing mechanics and/or course management to help a player shoot lower scores. Some folks just want to hit the ball better and we focus 100% of our time to building a pattern that a player can be proud of. Other folks want to shoot lower scores and usually that is a combination of learning a course management system to help with choosing the mathematically correct targets/club selection based on their skill and also improving their swing.

Please go to my Instagram to learn more about the students I help or my website, I teach in-person lessons at Keith Hills Golf Club and remote coaching through the Skillest app.





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“You know you have met someone special when they demonstrate the characteristics of a love for people, a pursuit of a growth mindset, and a vision for the bigger picture in life. These traits describe, my colleague, Ryan Dailey.”

-David Orr, PGA, PGA Tour Putting Coach and Top 100 Teacher in America
Ryan's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

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

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Ryan.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Ryan's Facilities

Operation 36 Golf

Garner NC

*Coaching available to public


120 E Main St, Garner, NC 27529-3238

Buies Creek NC

*Coaching available to public


PO Box 215, Buies Creek, NC 27506-0215

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