Get To Know Your Pro: 10 Questions with Danielle Nash, Teaching Professional

Today, Danielle Nash is answering our 10 question format in our Get to Know Your Pro Series.

DanielleNash_1000_2-300x300Danielle Nash is a Teaching Professional here at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA.

Danielle’s approach¬†to teaching students varies depending on the person; no player is the same. ¬†She believes the talent is in the player, and she wants to help educate students on why they do what they do. ¬†Teaching the fundamentals and taking the time to listen to the student is very important to her. ¬†She is a firm believer in practice with a purpose, using drills to keep the game exciting. ¬†Danielle‚Äôs experience as an amateur player taught her the value of a strong mental game, and the importance of strength and flexibility. ¬†Whether you‚Äôre just starting to play the game or you‚Äôre a bit more advanced, Danielle wants to help you reach your goals.

Here we go with our 10 questions for Danielle.

B: If golf had a walkup song to the 1st tee, like in baseball, what would be yours and why?

D:¬†Led Zepplin, Moby Dick¬†I’m a big John Bonham fan. Love the drums.

B: First golf club you ever bought?

D:¬†My dad bought me the Ping Eye 2’s. I was around 11 or 12, before that I was using hand-me-down clubs.

B: Who taught you how to golf?

D: Myself, really. My mom inspired me to keep playing.

B: How many pairs of golf shoes do you own?

D:¬†Too many. I have a lot… counting … ¬†Footjoys, 2 Bions, 2 Nikes, a pair of Adidas, Pumas that I love…

Dave Stockly butting in…

DS: That’s 12..

D:¬† and um well I just donated five pair…

B: Lowest round ever shot?

D: 66 on a par 68 at Claremont Country Club.

B: What is your least favorite thing to do on a golf course?

D: My least favorite thing? Wait too long because you can’t get into a rhythm.

B: Favorite Golfers? 

D: Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa. I really like Jordan Spieth, too.

B: Favorite Course to Play?

D: San Francisco Club.

B: Who’s swing would you like to have and why?

D: Dave Stockly’s. (laughs) Can I say that?

B:¬†Sure. You can choose whomever you’d like. Why Dave’s?

D: He has a beautiful golf swing and awesome short game.

B: Favorite club in your bag?

D: 58 degree SM6 Vokey¬†Wedge. Well, it’s a toss up between that and my putter.

B:If you weren’t a golf professional, what would you be doing for a living?

D: I would be a carpenter/interior designer.

Thanks, Danielle!

Watch Danielle’s tip on how to read lie out of the rough:

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