Meet the pro

August 06, 1998

Name: Dennis Satyshur

Club: Caves Valley Golf Club

Age: 48

Born: Erie, Pa.

Years a professional: 26

Years at present club: Eight

Career highlights: He has melded a career as a player and an administrator. At the top of the list was his selection as assistant captain of the most recent Ryder Cup team. He served as the host professional for the 1988 U.S. Women's Open at Baltimore CC, the 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Caves Valley, and is looking forward to the U.S. Senior Open, due at Caves Valley in 2002. Although an infrequent tournament entry now, the former PGA Tour member (one year) has won three Maryland State pro-am championships, and has participated in exhibitions with standouts Tom Kite, Tom Lehman and Craig Stadler.

Tip: One of the more overlooked things where I believe I've been able to help students is with the grip. It is the body's only connection with the golf club, and thus the swing, yet most people do not have a correct grip. The result is bad grip, bad swing, but the opposite is true, too. The proper grip has a positive effect on the swing.

Pub Date: 8/06/98

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