|Role:||Director of Instruction|
Dave grew up in New Orleans, LA, and started playing golf when he was 8-years-old. His first golf coach was his Dad. He graduated from LSU in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
His passion is to create new golfers, help golfers improve their skills and advance to new levels. Everyone needs to have the Game-Of-Lifetime-Fun bring joy to their lives!
Dave is a PGA Master Professional in Teaching and Coaching and PGA Quarter Century Member. He has given more than 10,000 lessons and been awarded Teacher of the Year (Southern Texas PGA – Western Chapter), Junior Golf Leader (Southern Texas PGA) and is also a certified First Tee Coach.
In 2000, after 12 years as the Head Golf Professional at Sherwood Forest Country Club in Baton Rouge, La., Dave moved to Austin, Texas, where he served as the Director of Instruction at the Onion Creek Club and then became the Director of Instruction and Programming for the First Tee of Greater Austin.
In 2010, he married his Aggie wife Alicia “Bunny” Baron at the US Open at Pebble Beach. In 2016, he returned to Texas to direct the PGA Learning Center. When Dave and Bunny are not playing golf together, they enjoy watching golf and other sporting events, especially LSU Tiger Football, wine tasting and playing with their puppy, Arnold Palmer, aka Arnie.
Dave Baron | PGA Master Professional