Dave James

 
Park and Recreation
Title: Golf Course Manager/Pro
Phone: (308) 233-3265


Golf Course Manager PGA Class A-1. Dave was elected to PGA Membership in October of 2002. Dave has been the Golf Course Manager/Head Professional at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course since October of 1998. He moved to Kearney from Leawood, Kansas where he worked at Overland Park Golf Club. He has a wife Amy, daughter Olivia, son David III and two dogs Maggie and River. He has been teaching golf since May of 1994. Dave’s philosophy on teaching is to get the golf swing as compact as possible. Getting your swing set in the backswing is crucial. We have to make sure we can get our wrists cocked at the top of the swing so we can properly release the club at impact. The main reason for having a compact swing is because it simplifies the range of motion. The more moving parts to the golf swing the more errors we create. To master the golf swing students must learn the five laws to the golf swing. Two of the laws are for direction and three of the laws are for distance. The laws of the swing are face, path, club head speed, angle of approach and centeredness. Please call Dave if you have any question with your swing. 

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