Mark Maness

Mark Maness
Director of Instruction
The Golf Center at the Highlands


Mark, has been teaching at The Golf Center for 20 years and is most proud of the four junior students who qualified for 5 USGA Championships in 2014. He has earned many awards including;
2004 Northern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year
Golf Range Magazine Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor since 2005

Mark was a lead instructor for the acclaimed Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools from 1997-2002, and trained instructors world wide for Nickluas Academy’s from 1999-2009. Mark is savvy in the use of golf technology having trained instructors in the use of V1 video software, and Tomi putting software. He is also expert in the use of the FlightScope X2 Launch Monitor and K-vest bio feedback system. Over the years Mark has earned many certifications including;

TPI Level 1 Fitness Instructor
TPI Level 2 Junior
K-Vest Level 1 Instructor
PGA Certified in Instruction and Retail
Certified KBS Shaft Fitter
Certified Club Fitter for Titleist
A four-year letterman and graduate of the University of Nebraska. Mark went on to become a PGA Tour member in 1988 competing in 28 events plus the U. S. Open. He has conitinued his fine play winning numerous PGA Section and Chapter events. Marks tremendous depth of knowledge allows him to be successful with students of all ages and abilities.

  • Alan Southwell

    Hi i us a callaway drive with (R) shaft but it goes to hi, but i do have oban dev(6)tion 65 gms will this be ok for me,my swing speed is 90 mph thanks Alan.

  • DevotedGolfer

    Alan, Mark has not been set up as an editor here. I put the question to him and he answered as follows:

    The devotion in a 6 should help your ball flight. It is low launch low spin.
    At 90mph your on the edge of an S. I would give it a try.

  • Roland Schneider

    I am looking for an iron shaft that compares to Aerotech steelfiber 70, being a little lighter.
    I came across Accra i50 and MCI.Do you know of any others which would fit in this category?
    Thanks for your help, Roland

    • Roland,
      The i70 profile is unique in its weight class. It resembles the Nippon Modus3 120. It is a profile that is unique. If you like this shaft I don’t know of any in its weight range that compare. Of the two you identified, the ACCRA is closest.