Tim Dale, PGA Certified
Head Golf Professional
Originally from York, England, Tim came to The United States to study Golf Complex Operations and Golf Management at The Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Florida. Here he studied the golf swing under Carl Rabito, PGA Master Professional and one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Instructors. From there he moved to Virginia where he has worked at Brandermill Country Club, The Country Club of Virginia, Kinloch Golf Club, The Foundry Golf Club, Head Golf Professional (2007-2010) and The Federal Club, Head Golf Professional 2010-present. Tim has been a Class-A member of The PGA of America since 2001 and became a PGA Certified Professional in Golf Operations in 2009.
Daniel Soehren, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional
Daniel was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL called Glendale Heights. Golf has always been a great passion of his, and he pursued a degree in PGA Golf Management from Campbell University in North Carolina, where he completed internships at Ford's Colony Country Club, Pronghorn Club in Bend, OR, and Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC. Daniel became a member of the PGA of America in 2012, and spent time working for DICK's Sporting Goods and the PGA Golf Management Program at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, where he earned an MBA degree. Daniel is very passionate about instruction and playing competitive golf, having qualified for the 2017 PGA Professional Championship. In his instruction, he takes a "green-to-tee" approach and focuses on "expectation" management. He offers private, group, and junior instruction.
Assistant Golf Professional
Ryan is a native of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, but came to the U.S. to attend Virginia Commonwealth University where he played collegiate golf. Beyond college, he spent 14 years playing on various professional golf tours across the country, earning moderate success. He recently joined The Federal Club to pursue a career as a club professional, focusing on instruction and player development. Ryan is still a fierce competitive player, winning the 2017 State Open of Virginia and the 2017 MAPGA NCR Assistant PGA Professional Championship. He offers private and group instruction.
The Federal Club Instruction Program
The Federal Club Instruction Program is tailored to fit the needs of our students. Please contact the Golf Shop at 804-798-4996, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the request form to the right of this page.
One on one instruction is available for students who want personalized attention. Our Professional Staff offers 45 minute individual lessons or playing lessons (9 or 18 holes) customized to fit the student’s needs.
Group instruction is offered to students which includes all game segments and aspects of the golf swing. Group sizes range from 2-12 students.
In 2017, TFC introduced its Operation 36 Academy, a long-term family coaching program designed to build skilled golfers. The platform challenges students to shoot 36 or better for 9 holes from designated yardages (beginning at 25 yards) that work progressively further from the hole. The program has three main components: Playing, Learning, and Training:
Playing: Operation 36 Matches task players with shooting 36 or better for 9 holes from six different Divisions. All players start at 25 yards, and once they shoot 36 or better, move to more difficult Division yardages (25, 50, 100, 150, 200, Full Tee based on age).
Learning: Operation 36 Academy Classes provide a small (5-6 students) group environment to learn and develop golf skills through a structured curriculum. To advance through the six (6) Levels of Operation 36, students must demonstrate competency in each of the 12 subject areas to progress. Subjects include: Posture, Grip, Alignment, Putting, Green Reading, Power, Ball Flight, Work Ethic, Mastery, Honor, Fitness & Nutrition, and Performance.
Training: Supervised Practices are structured training sessions which allow students to gain feedback from their Coach to ensure efficient and proper practice.
Operation 36 Academy Classes and Supervised Practices are held once a week, and Operation 36 Matches are held bi-weekly. For the Fall 2017 semester we plan to host an 8-week Program. If you are interested in learning more, we are hosting an Operation 36 Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00pm in the banquet room. There will be a presentation from First Assistant, Daniel Soehren, PGA, with a Q&A session to follow. To sign up, please email email@example.com or call the Golf Shop, 804-798-4996. You can also visit operation36.golf to learn more.
**Operation 36 is available to Full Family Golf Members ONLY**
In addition to Operation 36, we also offer private instruction for junior golfers. Call the Golf Shop for more details, 804-798-4996.