Practice & Golf Instruction
Ed Oliver Golf Club has a twelve station grass and mat driving range adjacent to the practice putting green.
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Ed Oliver GC provides an expansive Golf Instruction program led by our Head Golf Professional Dennis Taggart and Rebecca Dengler, PGA, LPGA Master Teaching Professional. This expansion includes a partnership with The First Tee of Delaware for youth.
A new addition to the Ed Oliver staff, Dennis Taggart brings with him 17 years of teaching experience at all levels. Taggart enjoys introducing the game and the rules to as many potential new golfers as possible and to improve the knowledge and skills of existing players. His main goal as an instructor is to teach the fundamentals of the game and most importantly to have fun.
Throughout her career, Rebecca Dengler has been recognized by numerous golfing organizations, publications and her colleagues for her positive, innovative teaching style. Most recently, Rebecca was named to Golf Digest's inaugural ranking of the 50 Best Women Teachers in America. The article can be found here. She was also named by the LPGA as one of thecountry's 50 Top Teachers for 2008-09. More than 1200 teaching professionals around the country voted to compile this list. In 2007-2008 Becky was named the #1 Teacher in the State of Delaware by Golf Digest Magazine. She has also been named a top teacher by Golf for Women and Golf Magazine.
Becky's philosophy of golf teaching has been greatly influenced by some of the elite teachers in the game. Becky travelled to Sweden to spend time with golf instructors who influenced Annika Sorenstam and other Swedish players. She has studied the methods of great teachers like Fred Shoemaker, author of Extraordinary Golf. Most recently, Becky has been working with Ed Feeney, an author and behavioral change expert, to further improve her skills and effectiveness as an instructor.
Dennis Taggart Instruction Rates:
1 hour : $95
Five ½ hour lesson series: $235
Five 1 hour lesson series: $450
Semi-Private (2 students):
1 hour: $70 per person
Five ½ hour lesson series: $160 per person
Five 1 hour lesson series: $310 per person
½ hour Parent/Junior Semi-Private: $60
Five ½ hour lesson series: $195
Five ½ hour Parent/Junior Semi-Private series: $275