Mark Egly, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Mark Egly, PGA

Des Moines Driving Range/Mark Egly Sports

2944 NW 66th Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50313-5464

Mark applies knowledge we all had access to in Junior High, Newton’s “Three Laws of Motion”, a little Einstein and even how a practical use of Mathematical PI is useful in acquiring Maximum Force Golf and Sports. Mark has written on advanced ball flight laws, the effect on power and the avoidance of injuries and most importantly, make any sports motion more enjoyable for students! Mark is a US Kids Top 50 Instructor in America, the 2002, 2006, and 2011 Iowa Section PGA Teacher of the Year and a Golf Digest #1 Instructor in Iowa for nearly a decade.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA President’s Council for Growing the Game
  • Golf Digest Best in State
  • U.S. Kids Top 50 winner

Technology used in instruction:

  • Cannon high speed HD cameras
  • CSwing video analysis software
  • V1 video software
  • Orange Whip
  • Speed Stik
  • Swing Pro

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: Hundreds

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Grandview College Free Junior Golf Program
  • Host facility for free of the First Tee
  • Host facility for free the Ankeny CC Junior Golf Program
  • Host facility for free and teach any high school boy’s and girls golf team in Iowa