Myrtle Beach's Expert in Golf Lessons
Dale Ketola
(843) 833-3332

Meet Dale

"My philosophy is that every golfer, no matter their ability, has yet to reach their potential. I believe that every golfer wants to score better.  I can make golfers better without practicing.  Playing the game with a better understanding of all the variables necessary to improve your score is priceless. Any golfer who is open to helpful information and willing to put it to use right away will see immediate improvement in the scoring area.  My philosophy revolves around an approach to mix instruction and proper equipment with the right attitude to dominate."

Dale Ketola grew up in Greenwood, SC. He has had the opportunity to be around and compete against a lot of great players throughout his college and professional career including players from the PGA Tour. Seeing these great players in action and learning what makes them great has been one of the biggest assets to how he teaches the game. He began playing competitive golf at the age of ten. At Emerald High School in Greenwood he was a four time All State performer. Dale played his college golf at Coastal Carolina University under the tutelage of Donald Clement and Allen Terrell. He was a two time All Big South award winner and twice made the All Academic Team.  Dale has also been nominated for prestigious teaching awards such as Carolinas Section Teacher of the Year 3 times.

Currently he is an active member in the Carolinas PGA Section and competes in numerous events. His latest playing accomplishment is qualifying for the PGA Professional National Championship in 2015.  After graduating from Coastal Carolina with a degree in Marketing, he achieved Class A Membership into the PGA of America in 2008. Dale has learned a tremendous amount about the golf swing and teaching from Greg Norman and his Academy in Myrtle Beach, SC, Andrew Rice at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, SC and Dr. Jim Suttie in Naples, FL. Dale has thirteen years of teaching experience on the Grand Strand from his work at Bay Tree Golf Plantation, Pawley’s Plantation, and the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy. A simple common sense approach with an emphasis on impact and scoring has led to his success. He has taught a wide range of students over the years including beginners, juniors, club members, ladies, high school, college players, as well as professionals.

Dale really enjoys learning more about the game through research, books, seminars, and watching other great teachers in action as he updates his own personal philosophy and methods. He has been using the V1 professional teaching software since 2004 in his teaching as he updates his own swing library.


Contact me to start playing to your potential!