Dennis Goettel

Dennis has compiled an illustrious playing and teaching career spanning close to 5 decades, and can only be described as a mid-missouri golfing legend.  Born and raised in Carthage, Missouri, Dennis quickly gained notoriety as an accomplished amateur player.  He qualified for the 1976 U.S. Amateur Championship, and in 1977 won the Phil Cotton Invitational, the Missouri Amateur Championship, and again qualified for the U.S. Amateur.

Dennis turned Professional in 1978 and quickly became one of the best players in the Gateway PGA Section.  In 1978 he won the Gateway PGA Section Championship.  He followed that by winning the Gateway PGA Match Play Championship in 1979 and qualified for the U.S. Open Championship 1980.  He is also a two time winner of the Gateway PGA Team Championship.

While his playing resume is certainly impressive, Dennis is best known for his skills as an instructor.  With close to 40 years of teaching experience, Dennis has helped countless golfers improve their games and learn to enjoy the game more.  In 2006, Dennis was honored as the Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year.  He was named the 2007 Gateway PGA Junior Golf Leader, and in 2013 was inducted into the Columbia Golf Foundation Hall of Fame.

Lesson Rates

  • 45 minute lesson $45

  • High School students and under $35