Meet the Golf Ranch Instructors
Click the name of the instructors below to learn more about them, their hourly, as well as their contact info.
To book an appointment with your preferred instructor you may contact them directly by email, phone, or text.
Douglas Alexander is a Master Golf Instructor, certified in Hank Haney's teaching methods . For over 24 years Doug worked for and with Hank Haney, including as the Director of Instruction at The Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in South Carolina, and Senior golf instructor at Hank Haney Golf in Dallas.
In addition to Hank Haney Academies, Doug was the lead instructor for ESPN golf schools, teaching tour players and top amateurs throughout the world.
After playing for the University of S. Florida, Doug played in the US Amateur, as well as on the Nike Tour and the S. Dakota Tour.
Keith is an Assistant Golf Professional at Dallas National Golf Club.
As a PGA Certified teacher that has been involved in golf instruction for a year and a half, Keith has worked junior programs, camps as well as giving individual lessons.
While teaching all aspects of the game, Keith specializes in irons and short game.
Makalia has been teaching in the DFW area for the past 2 years. With over 15 years of playing experience, including collegiate golf, Mikalia is able to help her students set and attain their goals.
Mikalia has a passion for working with juniors golfers, helping to prepare them for high school and collegiate golf.
With 22 years of experience, Carrie is a trusted coach to beginners, juniors, and elite players alike. Her focus is simplifying the concept of the game–making it understandable and applicable to all levels of player–while concentrating on individual athletic performance, mental skills training, the correct equipment, and shot-by-shot analytics in practice and on the course.
Carrie is an expert in employing and interpreting Trackman technology trusted by leading tour professionals. Her student sweet spot is a player who is self-motivated, open to challenge and structure, and a has a desire to grow, change, and learn to adapt both on an off the course. The perfect day is challenging students to reach their desired goals while continuing to grow their love of the game.
Certifications: LPGA Class B, Mach3 Certified Instructor, Mental Training Inc. Certified Coach, TPI Certified Instructor, Trackman KVest
For 35 years Steve taught with Hank Haney. During that time he was awarded NTPGA Teacher of the Year 1991 and nominated Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor.
Steve played college Golf at Univ Of California Berkeley.
Through the years he has helped players on all Major Amateur and Professional Tours. Outstanding students would include:
Ben Curtis-Open Champion 2003, Ryder Cup Champion 2008
Trip Kuehne- USGA MId-Amateur Champion 2007
Ellen Port- 7-Time USGA Champion
PGA Players Scott Pinckney, Sung Hoon Kang
Matthew Rosenfeld- USGA Jr Champion 2000, AJGA Player of the Year
Rafael is a PGA of America Master Professional and has been teaching golf to all skill levels since 1995.
Please visit Rafael's website to learn more about his skills as a player, coach, and educator.(See the contact tab above)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Rick is a Class A and Quarter Century Member of the PGA of America who played professionally in America and in Asia.
Rick has spent over 30 years helping others learn and enjoy the game of golf.
In 1991 Rick was selected by the PGA to use his teaching expertise oversees and help promote and improve the game of golf throughout the world. While based in Singapore, he worked with National Junior Programs throughout Asia. Rick has been recognized by many in Asia as an innovator in the development of the National Junior Golf Programs in and around the region.
Rick has worked with players of all abilities, from beginners to State Champions as well as fellow PGA Professionals.
Chris has been on the teaching side of golf for 2 years now. The majority of his golf experience is caddying.
For the past 10 years Chris caddied on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry tours, racking up 2 wins on the Korn Ferry tour and winning the 2019 Houston Open on the PGA Tour. In addition to the wins, players he has caddied for also have a combined 20 top 25 finishes.
Though he teaches all areas of the game, Chris specializes in short game and course management.
Dave has been a Master Instructor at The Golf Ranch in Richardson, TX since 2021.
Dave is a patient, encouraging and knowledgeable Golf Coach who enjoys teaching people of all abilities!
Prior to joining the Instructional Staff at The Golf Ranch, he was the Director of Junior Golf at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, TX from 2007-2021. Dave started his coaching career in 2004 and spent his first three years teaching for Hank Haney Golf with some of the most renowned instructors in D/FW.
With over 30 years teaching experience, Daniel continued in the family business, learning how to teach golf from his father, also a golf instructor.
After playing college golf at Lamar University he continued playing professional golf on several mini tours including the Ben Hogan Tour and Nike Tour, now called the Korn Ferry Tour.
With just a few lessons, Daniel is able to teach beginner students a basic swing, or help those that have lost their swing, recover it.
Your initial lesson with Daniel will include putting, chipping, and full swing analysis.
Daniel is as passionate about teaching the fundamentals to beginners as he is about teaching advanced players course management.
Currently he is instructing some of the top Junior Players in the state, who have had dominating performances on the NTPGA Junior Tour.
For over 10 years Jarett has been coaching golfers of all ages and skill levels as a club professional in the Austin and Dallas areas.
Jarrett takes pride in being able to communicate golf, with its unique objectives, in a simple understandable way to all skill levels.
With a focus on junior golf, Jarrett currently works with varsity high school golfers from various local high.
Though known for his short game prowess, Jarett is passionate about all aspects of the game, and most importantly, helping others enjoy what he considers to be the greatest game.
After becoming the New Mexico State champion in 1975, Jeb continued playing through college at the University of Arizona and McNeese State University,
Turning professional in 1984, he continued to play for the next 28 years all over the world on numerous world tours and mini tours including TPA tour, Dakotas Tour, Adams Tightlies Tour, Canadian Tour, South American Tour, and the European Senior Tour.
Jeb's playing career racked up 20 pro tournament wins and 5 major championship appearances: 1991 and 1999 US Open, 2010 Senior British Open, 2010 and 2011 Senior British PGA Championship. Since 1986 Jeb has taught in the DFW area with a number of his junior golfers in world championships.
Jeb enjoys teaching golfers of all levels, while specializing in teaching juniors how to advance to the next level and win!
Jim is an award winning PGA Life Member with over 40 years of teaching experience. He became a student of Hank in 1992 and has been teaching the “Haney Method” since then.
As a PGA board member, Jim has been very active in the growth of the game initiatives like PGA Teach-a-thon, Women in Golf Day and Golf for Urban Youth.
Jim has developed hundreds of players at all skill levels on swing technique, course strategy and mental preparation for competition. Jim has authored many articles on golf, has been a guest speaker on television and radio and was a guest instructor for the Professional Golf Management programs at the University of Colorado.
Spanning 40 years, Joel has taught in Arizona and Texas, as well as Germany where he is a member of PGA of Germany.
Through his player development, Joel has had over 40 players receive scholarships, and 23 players play professionally.
Joel has a passion for teaching all aspects of the game to all ages, from beginner to advanced, with a focus on correct structure.
As a player Joel holds a course record of 62, with his own training coming from 8 of the Top Instructors.
JOEL VAN DER SLOOT