Our staff of Golf Professionals offer private and semi-private lessons as well as numerous weekly and seasonal clinics.
Director of Golf
PGA Class A Professional
After graduating from Baylor University in 1996, Lance Patterson joined Houston Country Club as their Assistant Golf professional, where he was mentored by some of the best golf pros in the world. Paul Marchand and Gordon Johnson were among the list of greats that Lance was privileged to work with and were enormous influences on his life and his teaching philosophy. Lance joined Dallas Athletic Club in 2008.
2004 NTPGA West Texas Chapter Teacher of the Year
2005 NTPGA West Texas Chapter Teacher of the Year
2006 NTPGA West Texas Chapter Teacher of the Year
2007 NTPGA West Texas Chapter Teacher of the Year
2007 NTPGA Section Horton Smith Award
2008 NTPGA West Texas Chapter Teacher of the Year
2008 NTPGA Section Teacher of the Year
Kevin has been with the Dallas Athletic Club for 34 years. Kevin began as an hourly worker as he attended school. In 1986 Kevin became the assistant superintendent under his father Clyde. When Clyde retired in 1999 Kevin was given the Golf Course Superintendent position. Kevin was named the 2013 Superintendent of the year by the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association.
PGA Golf Professional
Prior to joining Dallas Athletic Club in August of 2012, Shelly worked for the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX for 15 years. She was mentored by the late Dick Harmon and Bruce Davidson. She graduated from University of Texas, Austin, TX, earning a BS Degree in Kinesiology and Applied Learning and Development. Shelly was four-year Letterman for the Lady Longhorn Golf Team. She was recognized by the Southern Texas PGA Eastern Chapter when she was nominated for the Junior Golf Leader Award for two straight years (2010-2011). She is a skilled instructor, player and a consummate promoter of the game of golf.
Miguel Aguilar is a PGA Apprentice in Dallas, TX. The PGA of America comprises 27,000 men and women professionals with one singular goal in mind - to make the game of golf more enjoyable for you.
Originally from Connecticut, Ryan Bowey graduated from Western New England University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was an Assistant Golf Professional at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, CT from 2003 to 2010.
In 2010, Ryan was elected to Class “A” Membership with the PGA of America. That same year, he moved to the Caribbean Island of Anguilla to become the Head Golf Professional at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. In 2015, Ryan moved to Dallas, TX and was the First Assistant at Lakewood Country Club for five years.
STUART HENDLEYDirector of Instruction
In 1983 at the age of 17, Stuart was named the # 1 junior golfer (17 years old and under) in the United States by Golf Digest magazine and he was the Junior World Champion. Two weeks later Stuart was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (a rare and usually fatal type of bone cancer). After 32 months away from the game, which included treatments, surgery and rehab, he began playing for the University of Houston where he was on a full golf scholarship.
From 1987 - 2000, Stuart played professional golf on the Canadian, Australian, South African, South American, Asian and Adams Professional Golf Tours, as well as competing in a number of events on the European, Japanese, and PGA Tours.
Stuart is an accomplished player having won 51 professional events around the World and playing on the highest level the game has to offer. He is also an accomplished teacher having taught well over 20,000 lessons and helping golfers of all levels. Feel free to email him at Shendley@dacstaff.org to get your game headed in the right direction.