Daniel Lindsay, PGA
 Owner and Director of Instruction

 
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Daniel has spent over 20 years in the golf business in most every role possible: course maintenance, course operations, customer service, and instruction. From cutting cups to H.O.A meetings as a Head Golf Professional, Daniel has done it all.

Daniel is originally from Colorado, but spent time in Illinois and Rhode Island during his junior high and high school years. Daniel began playing the game of golf at the age of six with his father. At the age of 11 Daniel found his first golf job as a caddy at Agawam Hunt Country Club in East Providence, Rhode Island. After falling in love with being on and around the golf course, he decided that he wanted to work in the golf industry as his career. While working at Agawam Hunt he learned of the PGA Professional Golf Management programs offered at schools all across the nation. Daniel chose to attend Arizona State University’s Professional Golf Management program since it was near his grandparents and it is sunny in Arizona 350 days out of the year. In 2009 Daniel graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management and his PGA Class A membership status allowing him to manage golf courses and teach the game of golf.

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While Daniel enjoys all aspects of the golf industry, about ten years ago, Daniel discovered the true reason as to why he fell in love with the game of golf: teaching and coaching. What he realized was that he loves the game of golf and everything it has to offer, specially the connection on the course between individuals playing the game. Golf is the only game in life that you can play at different levels and still enjoy the experience. If you are with a friend or family member and enjoying time in the beautiful weather it doesn’t matter if you missed that 3-foot putt for 10 on hole 18. Daniel is determined to make golf accessible to individuals of all ages and abilities. The main reason Daniel started Par Excellence Golf School was to create an inclusive environment, where everyone is equally equipped to navigate the course and enjoy the struggle of hitting a little ball into a little hole with a stick...together.

Daniel’s Credentials:

  • Graduate of the Arizona State University - Professional Golf Management program - 2009

  • Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America - 2009

  • Has taught over 5,000 hours of lessons

  • Extensive training and experience teaching individuals with disabilities

  • PGA HOPE Adaptive Golf Coach training - 2018, 2019

  • Certificate of Achievement - American Development Model - 2019

  • Recipient of the John P. Burke Scholarship - 2005

  • Accomplished Junior, Amateur, and Professional Golfer