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Golf Instruction

Dave La Fata, is a PGA Life Member and Certified Hank Haney Golf Instructor with over 25 years of golf instruction experience.  A PGA member since 1996, Dave spent 5 years as Head Golf Professional at Catalina Island Golf Club, 12 years as the Director of Instruction at the Golf Courses at Incline Village and 15 years as the Director of Golf at Toiyabe Golf Club.
Dave embraces the teaching philosophy of ball flight correction through swing plane adjustment. This teaching strategy allows each student to identify and correct the flight of his or her golf ball through correct swing plane adjustments. Dave believes in hands on golf instruction. By moving each of his students through the correct positions, students will become aware of how to properly alter the shape of their swing, allowing a more consistent, repeatable ball flight.
Dave offers instruction at the spacious and diverse Empire Ranch driving range facility:  full swing, short game, bunker and putting instruction areas are available. 
Dave is available for individual or group instruction and can be reached at 775-885-2100 or

Individual Rates
1 hour $125
3 hour package $335
6 hour package $615
12 hour package $1150
24 hour package $2200

Group Lessons
for two people / $15.00 for each additional per person

PGA Junior League and Get Golf Ready information will be avaialbe in the spring of 2020