PGA Golf Instruction

The professional staff at the Mankato Golf Club offers individual and group instruction for men, women and children of all ages and abilities. Other programs include “Get Golf Ready” instructional series of lessons and specific “Ladies Only” golf clinics. We also offer a strong Junior Golf Program focused on fun while providing instruction on golf swing mechanic and golf course etiquette.

We want to help you get more enjoyment from your game! Contact the golf shop to lower your score today!

MGC Staff

Dave Torbenson

PGA Class A Certified Professional
General Manager/Director of Golf

Teaching Philosophy

“After establishing a basic understanding of grip, posture, and alignment all aspects of the golf swing should revolve around the idea of “efficient motion”. Every movement in the golf swing needs to have a purpose to improve consistency without compromising the potential of clubhead speed. As a teacher of the golf swing, my goal is to make your swing as simple as it can be physically as well as mentally. With the use of teaching aids, individualized exercises and stretches, visualization and establishing a “common language” we will work together to determine steps to help you achieve your golfing goals.”

  • Part of less than 1% of PGA Golf Professionals in the United States further certified in Instruction.
  • Honorable Mention Top 50 Kids Teachers by US Kids Golf in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Titleist Staff Member and certified clubfitter.
MGC Staff

Brian Haack

PGA Class A Professional
Head Golf Professional

Teaching Philosophy

“My goal is to enhance my students playing ability and overall enjoyment of the game by teaching a swing fitted to their own unique characteristics and capabilities. I believe the success of a good swing always starts pre-swing with the fundamentals of grip, posture and alignment. Next I teach swing path and club face angle that will allow you for the most consistent shots. Weather your goal is to have more enjoyment playing the game or to lower your handicap. I give my students the appropriate instruction to achieve their goals.”

  • 2013 Minnesota Section Assistant Golf Professional of the year.
  • TaylorMade Staff Member and certified clubfitter.