Dara Broadus - Bio

Professional golfer and instructor, Dara Broadus is not your typical, garden variety golf swing coach. She’s been playing the sport at a very high level since age six.  With the encouragement of her mother, Dara began golf at an inner city summer camp.  Through practice, she climbed the junior golf ladder from Atlanta Junior to American Junior.  Deemed a ‘pheenom’ when she was barely an adolescent, she played as the only young woman and the only African-American on the boys’ golf team at the Westminister Schools in Atlanta.  There, Dara earned 2 MVP titles of the all-boys team as well as an AAA State Title.   Dara opted to spend her senior year at Bradenton Sports Academy (now IMG) in Florida where the ‘talented tenth’----those with elite potential---- often hone their skills before college or before turning pro. After Bradenton, she played collegiate golf at Furman where she led the Paladins to four consecutive Sothern Conference wins and was also part of the team that qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1999.   Then coach, Mic Potter, touted Dara as one of the most dedicated players he had ever coached in his 23 years saying that “she was always the first to practice and the last to leave.”

Also in 1999, Broadus was the only African-American female to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, arguably the most prestigious stage in the amateur ranks.  Shortly after graduating from Furman with a BA in Business, Dara earned full exempt status on the LPGA FUTURES Tour.  With sponsorship from Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Dara would become the only African-American female to finish on the money list that entire year.   While competing in the professional arena, Dara began parleying her knowledge and experience into instruction.  Today, Dara’s client base includes a litany of adults and youth seeking to enjoy this sport at a higher level.  Dara also serves as the founder and Executive Director of the Impact Youth Development Initiative, a non-profit organization designed to positively affect youth critical thinking skills, wellness, and service to their communities using a total family approach to golf.  Serving youth in both Atlanta and Jacksonville Florida, the year-round Impact Golf Academy has been recognized by the United States Golf Association as a program of distinction as it serves nearly 1000 youth each year.  

Such accomplishments and over 25 years of experience have landed Dara among Atlanta’s elite professional golf instructors and keep her acclaimed as a leading authority on the sport.

To schedule a lesson with Dara, please call 404.406.7360 or email instruction@darabroadusgolf.com

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