The Michigan PGA has previously honored Dave as the Teacher of the Year, Golf Professional of the Year, recipient of the Horton Smith Award, and Senior Player of the Year Award. He has served the Michigan PGA as a Board Member, Officer, and President. As a player, Dave is a 2-time Michigan Senior Open Champion, Senior PGA Champion, and Senior PGA Match Play Champion. He has been inducted into the Jackson, Michigan, the Michigan PGA, and the Michigan Golf Halls of Fame. Dave has been listed on Golf Digest’s list of Top Teachers in Michigan since 2000. Dave is one of the first 20 graduates of Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management Program. Dave has been honored by Ferris State’s Professional Golf Management Alumni Association as recipient of its Norm Bennett, Bill Strausbaugh, and Don Perne Awards. In 2017, the Ferris State University Alumni Association awarded Dave it’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Dave’s greatest sources of pride are the accomplishments of his students and fellow Coaches. The insight he has gained through his years of Coaching players of all levels, along with his competitive background, has given him a very practical approach to player improvement.