My Students Say

“I have taken lessons from 6 other instructors in the past 5 years of playing golf. By far, Mark has helped my game more than anyone in a shorter period of time.  As a solid 15 handicap, I used to struggle with hitting greens in regulation.  Immediately after my lesson, I was going right at pins, scoring 2 birdies on par 3’s – amazing feeling right there!  To finally be able to work with TrackMan was not only very cool, but an eye opening experience.  The follow-up video and lesson notes Mark sent me were really helpful too!  I will definitely be booking with Mark in 2015.”


Shawn Englerth, Berlin, MD


“I first started working with Mark for his reputation with Trackman. Knowledge aside, his teaching approach, professionalism and patience is what really makes him stand above the rest. I’m playing at my peak as a result and value my partnership with him to go even further in a game I simply love.”


John Wattenbarger, Lewes, DE


“I love Mark’s approach to golf. A lot of instructors seem to have a “cookie cutter” approach, as they seem to teach everyone the same swing. After an assessment with the use of Trackman, Mark was able to put me in a swing that focuses on MY strengths.  Together, Mark and I were able to rebuild my swing, and in one season shaved 3 strokes off my game. I’ve had a great time working with Mark, and feel that we have not only developed a very effective player/coach relationship, but friendship as well. If you are willing to put the work in, Mark is the right instructor for you.”


Jon Mahaffee, Crofton, MD


“I have been working with Mark for several years.  Mark is a wonderful teacher that has worked with me to meet my goals, and my handicap has consistently dropped as a result of my lessons.  Mark truly understands the golf swing and has helped me get the most out of my game.”


Charles Sumpter, President, Sumpter Insurance Agency, Inc.


“Mark not only recognized my faults immediately, but he has been able to explain – clearly and concisely – the problems and the corrective measures to be taken. He has given me simple exercises and has uncomplicated my swing-thought process to the point that I can see real improvement in my game.  Most importantly, Mark’s relaxed style and friendly approach to teaching has made learning from him fun. I plan to continue to take advantage of his knowledge, expertise, and gracious teaching style going forward – as I continue the search for that ever-elusive perfect golf swing.”


Charles O. Heller, Ph. D., President, Annapolis Capital Group

Author, “Prague: My Long Journey Home


“Mark is an outstanding golf professional and teacher. After years of struggling with a high handicap. I gave up trying to improve on my own and signed up      for Mark’s six month golf improvement program. We worked together and re-built my swing, including the short game and bunker play, from the ground
up. Mark has an excellent eye for analyzing a golf swing, kept me focused on the fundamentals, and completely transformed my swing and my game!”


M. Collins, Collins Consulting Group