Dane Mackenzie, a Class A Golf Professional and member of the P.G.A. of Canada is entering his 9th year as part of the Carman Creek family. Dane has dedicated the last 17 years of his career as a Teaching Professional & Junior Golf Development Coach. As one of the few trained Junior Development Coaches in Canada, Dane worked with as many as 70 kids each day in the Summer Junior Golf Camps and worked with golfers varying in age from 4 to 90 years. Dane is recognized as a Golf Coach for the Ontario Visually Impaired Golf Association and prepared junior golfers for the Ontario Special Olympics. He is a Mr. Knickers & Friends certified Golf Instructor where he visited public schools in Ontario under the National Golf in Schools Program.
Initially graduating from Georgian College, Orillia Campus, with a Professional Golf Management degree, he then continued his education by attending some of the largest teaching summits hosted by the P.G.A of Canada. Dane brings a vast amount of teaching experience and knowledge to all of his students.
Dane is the great grandson of "Redvers Mackenzie'', a top golf instructor in Canada for 35 years and a past President of the P.G.A of Canada. In a Stroke play match his great grandfather defeated Walter Hagen with an Albatross on the 18th hole. It is safe to say the gift of golf is in Dane's blood.
Dane's teaching style focuses on simplifying your golf swing and tailoring it to your physical capability. Implementing his simplifying methodology, Dane guarantees he can make you enjoy the game of golf more than you ever have before.
Some of Dane's Teaching Education:
- 2014 Top 5 Future Links Junior Golf Instructor in Canada
- 2013 Ontario PGA Coaching & Development Summit
- 2012 Ontario Golf Coaches Summit
- 2011 Coach New Competitor trained status attained
- 2010 Ontario PGA Teaching Development Conference
- 2009 CPGA Teaching Coaching and Certification Workshops 3 and 4
- 2008 Assistant Professional of the year nominee
- 2006 CPGA Teaching Coaching and Certification Workshops 1 and 2