Dave La Fata embraces the teaching philosophy of ball flight correction through swing plane adjustment. This teaching strategy allows each student to identify and correct the flight of his or her golf ball through correct swing plane adjustments. Dave believes in hands on golf instruction. By moving each of his students through the correct positions, students will become aware of how to properly alter the shape of their swing, allowing a more consistent, repeatable ball flight. In addition, Dave believes in the positive influence of a correct pitching technique. Students will learn the benefits of a proper pitching technique and how it promotes a proper impact position.

Professional Highlights

The Golf Instruction program at Toiyabe Golf Club led by Dave La Fata offers you the unique opportunity to improve every aspect of your golf game. We offer private one-on-one instruction or group instruction as well as one and two day golf schools throughout the season.

1996PGA Member
1994-1998Head Golf Professional Catalina Island Golf Club
2000Tommy Armour Teaching Summit
2000-2005Director of Golf Instruction The Golf Courses at Incline Village
2005-PresentDirector of Instruction Toiyabe Golf Club
7 Time Attendee Hank Haney Teach The Teacher


All instruction is conducted outside during the summer season or in our Learning Center during off season winter months. Our Learning Center allows our instructors to utilize the latest in video technology to provide the student with the ability to see their swing as it is being analyzed. Please contact the Golf Shop for instruction fees more information. 775-884-4597.


Junior Summer Camps are offered twice during the summer for kids ages 7-14. Mark your calendars for June 10th – 13th and July 22nd – 25th, 2019.  Junior Lessons are always available throughout the year. Call the Golf Shop with any questions or to sign up for lessons or summer camp 775-884-4597.


Dave La Fata
Head Golf Professional/Director of Instruction
Toiyabe Golf Club
19 Lightning W Ranch Road
Washoe Valley, NV 89704

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