Hit the Pro Shop Before You Hit the Links
The Avondale Golf Course Pro Shop is your destination for tee times, golf lessons, golf clubs, club rentals, and golf event arrangements. And with one of the largest selections of apparel in Coeur d’Alene, you’re sure to find something that will keep you at the top of your game.
The Avondale Golf Course Pro Shop features a complete line of fashionable golf apparel, golf equipment, a choice selection of golf accessories and gifts that will suit golfers to a tee, including popular brands.
Avondale Golf Club PGA Pro, Dan Porter
My name is Dan Porter and I have been Avondale’s Class ‘A’
PGA Head Professional since 2000. In the past 14 years as
Head Professional at Avondale Golf Club, I have been very
excited and proud to represent one of the finest golf courses
in the Pacific Northwest. I have enjoyed my endeavors to
maintain the precedence that comes from developing one of
Idaho’s top-five rated golf courses. I take pride in taking
personal responsibility for the professional delivery and
development of all aspects of the golf operations and that
member and guest expectations are consistently met or
My areas of responsibility include organizing/coaching groups and individuals, stocking and running the pro shop, offering a custom club repair and fitting service. I also participate on the administration of the Avondale Golf Club. I network with the greens staff for maintenance for all tournaments. I take a proactive role in the relationship management of the club to attract new members and retain the existing ones.
I grew up playing golf in Spokane, Washington and took to the sport immediately. I began my career working in maintenance and operations during my high school years. I graduated as Team Captain at Mead High School in 1981. Eastern Washington University was my choice of college where I played on the varsity while attaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1986. My professional positions have included: Assistant Golf Professional at Manito Golf Club, Indian Canyon Golf Club and Downriver Golf Club. Upon completing my PGA requirements, I took the Head Golf Professional position at Birdies Golf Center in Spokane until I joined the Avondale staff in 1999.
I have been married for 26 years to my wonderful wife Debbie, also my merchandiser, and have three great children, Taylor, 24, Chelsea, 21 and Michael, 19. All the family plays golf and works in Dan's Pro Shop. I have had the opportunity to assemble a great working staff that provides excellent customer service at all times, promotes all the activities in Dan's Pro Shop and acts as ambassadors for myself. Their professionalism and performance are exceptional.
Please come into Dan's Pro Shop and make yourself at home. It’s people like you who will help continue to make Avondale Golf Club a lasting legacy.
- IEPGA Cup Team Professional Status
- IEPGA Junior Chairman
- IEPGA Junior Promoter of the Year
- IEPGA Director for Washington Junior Golf Assn
- IEPGA Board of Directors
- Pacific NW Section PGA Board of Directors
- IEPGA Chapter President
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