Summers find him splitting time between the greater Chicago area – at The Club at Wynstone, in North Barrington, IL. and the greater Kalamazoo, MI area – at Heritage Glen Golf Club in Paw Paw. In the winter season he teaches at The Alico Golf Center in Ft. Myers, FL.
Previously he was Director of Instruction at Shadow Wood Country Club, in Bonita Springs, FL since 2002. There he set up and managed the SW Golf Academy facility, while attending to and promoting thriving golf instructional and club fitting programs.
Dan began his high-volume teaching career in 1974 in the private country club sector. His career path ultimately lead to golf management positions as head golf professional, general manager, and golf facility owner.
Prior to SWCC, his stops included Kalamazoo (MI) Country Club, The Moors Golf Club (Portage, MI), and Heritage Glen Golf Club (Paw Paw, MI).
Early on in his teaching career, Dan developed a keen eye for the golf swing faults and fixes, and his innovative teaching style drew much attention. He was one of the early pioneers of video swing analysis training and remains cutting-edge in the latest teaching technology has to offer. These responsibilities did not keep him from his love for teaching and he continued working with a large following of students.
Dan is considered “a natural, with an engaging style, and his passion for teaching is most evident.” His teaching is influenced by some of the greatest instructional minds in golf and he is well read on the methods of the great teachers past and present. This acquired knowledge, and over 40 years of world-class teaching experience, has given him a true understanding of cause and effect of the golf swing.
Dan Hansen, PGA
The Club at Wynstone, N Barrington, IL
Alico Family Golf, Fort Myers, FL
Heritage Glen Golf Club, Paw Paw, MI