A professional golf instructor with many years teaching men, women and junior golfers, Dale Smith teaches beginners the basics of the golf swing in a manner which makes them feel comfortable and puts them at ease. One of Dale’s major objectives in working with beginners is to allow them to enjoy the wonderful game of golf. Dale also works with intermediate and advanced golfers on swing techniques as well as course management to help them to lower their scores and increase their enjoyment of golf.
Dale’s experience in the golf industry goes back to the late 1980s, when he started a small business in club repair that evolved into club fitting and club making. Dale’s teaching career began informally, providing friends and acquaintances with golf tips and lessons for many years. Dale found there was a need for quality golf instruction and thus his career as an instructor began. Dale worked at Haggin Oaks GC and Twelve Bridges CC (now Catta Verdera) in the Sacramento area, then moved to Southern California and began working in the Murrettia Valley with Temecula Valley Golf. Later, he moved to Austin, Texas and worked with the Golfsmith organization.
In 2007, Dale moved back to the Sacramento area and began working at Diamond Oaks Golf course in Roseville where he found his niche. Dale currently works with Bud Perkins, Director of Golf Instruction at Diamond Oaks GC, and the two of them have worked hard over the last three years to establish one of the best junior golf programs in the area. Diamond Oaks GC now offers junior golfers the opportunity to expand their golf games year round, through the Diamonds in the Rough programs. The DITR programs include First Tee, Little Linkers, and Diamond Junior Tour, as well as many junior clinics.
Dale has established a program just for adults at Diamond Oaks GC. It’s a weekly Adult Clinic, in a group atmosphere, placing emphasis on putting, chipping and the full swing. It’s intended for beginners, as well as those adults who have played before, but would like to get back to the basics of the golf swing.
Dale is an instructor who is motivated to work with you on your individual needs. He is upbeat and believes his mission, while working with his students, is to make them better through his simplified swing methods. Dale wants his students to be successful with their golf game and will make every effort to make that happen.