Dean Hartman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Henry Brunton Golf Academy at Eagle Creek. A native of South Dakota, Dean has been a PGA of America Professional since 1986. He returned to the US after an 8 year posting in Malaysia where he was the Director of Instruction for the MST Golf Academy in Kuala Lampur. In Malaysia, Dean was the Program Director for the "Road to the 2016 Olympics" Training Program- 2 male and 2 female athletes qualified for and competed in the Rio Summer Games.
Dean was Head Coach for the Sime Darby LPGA Development Program in which 6 of those players advanced to the professional ranks. He coached 8 International junior champions; 14 female golfers/7 male golfers are now on NCAA golf scholarships. In 2011, Dean was recognized by Golf Digest as the Top Teacher in Malaysia and as Teacher of the Year by the National Professional Golf Instructors Association.
At Eagle Creek, Dean is a coach in the GenNXT High Performance Junior Academy and is available by appointment to golfers of all ages and abilities for private coaching; golf schools and custom club fitting services. Students of all ages enjoy Dean's patient manner and his deep passion to help others play better golf.