About Dale

My teaching is about making it simple and helping you to play your best.

Professional Bio

A native of Sydney, Australia, Dale started his PGA Apprenticeship at Kogarah Golf Club in Sydney. His desire to teach and train with the best led him to Hank Haney, one of the premier teachers in the game of golf and former coach to Tiger Woods. Dale studied under Hank for more than 10 years during which he began to incorporate his own teaching style into the strong foundation from Hank.

In 2006, Dale joined the teaching staff at Chelsea Piers Golf Academy in Manhattan and was named Director of Instruction for the Academy in 2008. During his 8 years at Chelsea Piers, Dale grew the instruction program and built a successful Junior Program, which survives today with focused instruction for young adults, who want to play at a competitive, college and professional level.

After a brief sabbatical in Hawaii, Dale returned to Manhattan and currently is a PGA teaching professional for Golf & Body NYC and Eligo Club.

Throughout his 27 year career, Dale has steadily built a reputation as a versatile instructor to both men and women students at all levels, from pure beginners to club players to NCAA college players to touring professionals. Notable past students include:

  • David Frost, eleven-time PGA Tour winner
  • Robert Allenby, two-time Australian Open Champion
  • Tim Clark, Players’ Championship winner & two-time South African Open Champion
  • Carlos Ortiz, PGA Tour player and three-time Web.com tour winner

Teaching Philosophy

Dale has always believed golf is a game for everyone to enjoy and a game that everyone can improve at. His teaching philosophy is based on analyzing ball flight and club impact as it relates to the swing plane and body pivot. He looks at four components of the swing:

  • Shot trajectory
  • Ball curvature
  • Contact point on the club face
  • Impact with the ground

One or more of these areas will stand out, allowing him to know the direction to take to improve the student’s swing. The end goal is to improve the student’s ball flight and impact by swinging the club on the correct swing plane. Using the proper setup and grip, and swinging the club along the swing plane established at address, will enable any player to hit straighter, more consistent golf shots.

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Regardless of your playing level, age or experience, we can take your golf game to an entirely new level — a level based on understanding your own unique swing. Gain insight into the best thinking about the golf swing and learn how to apply it to your own game.

Contact Us

Based out of New York City, Dale is available with advanced booking to instruct throughout the United States as well as internationally, including on-course instruction, full swing, short game and group coaching. Dale is also available to consult by phone or through the use of video coaching.

For more information contact Dale Gray Golf at (214) 649-4534 or email us at info@dalegraygolf.com