Dave LaFata, Head Golf Professional – Empire Ranch Golf Course
Dave LaFata, Head Golf Professional at Empire Ranch Golf Course is a great asset to the game of golf and Empire Ranch itself. Mr. LaFata has a history of PGA participation and employment. A PGA member since 1996, he spent 5 years as Head Golf Professional at Catalina Island Golf Club, 5 years as Director of Golf Instruction at the Golf Courses at Incline Village and 13 years as Director of Instruction at Toiyabe Golf Club.
He has participated in the Tommy Armour Teaching Summit and was a 7-time attendee at the Hank Haney ’Teach the Teacher’ seminars. 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. Mr LaFata offers instruction at the spacious and diverse Empire Ranch driving range facility: full swing, short game, bunker and putting instruction areas are available.