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Q&A with Dan Carraher


16 May 2018
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Dan Carraher, a consistently ranked  Top 50 Instructor in the World and a FlightScope Advisory Board member, currently teaches at the UNF Golf Complex in Jacksonville, FL. He has had PGA Tour teaching credentials since 2009 and has taught players on the PGA, European, Web.com, Challenge, and LPGA tours, as well as top amateur and collegiate golfers. Many of his college students have gone on to become NCAA National Champions. All of Dan's lessons are conducted with the use of high-speed video and 3D Doppler radar technology provided by FlightScope launch monitors, as well as full-body 3D motion capture from MySwing and Boditrak Pressure Mats to measure movements throughout a swing. We recently got some feedback from Dan on why he continues to use FlightScope for teaching and coaching, what product(s) are his favorite, and more:


FS: When did you first start using FlightScope products? What model was it?  
DC: I started with the FlightScope Kudu in 2009


FS: What product(s) do you currently use and why?
DC: I use the X3 because of its accuracy and versatility.  Its ability to measure putts and chips down to 6’ and the ability to overlay a trace of the club path and ball flight on video really set it apart.


FS: What is it about FlightScope technology, products, and the company in general that has made you a loyal user?
DC: The products are as good as anything out there, but the customer service after the sale is what keeps me loyal.  Support has answered questions at all hours of the day to keep me up and running and sent me demo units when mine had to be repaired so that I didn’t have any down time without a unit.


FS: What are your thoughts on the new FlightScope consumer model - FlightScope mevo - and how it might help grow and improve the game?
DC: I think the Mevo is groundbreaking.  It offers the ability to get accurate carry data for all clubs at an affordable price while also overlaying the data onto video through the app.  I think anything that makes practice more valuable and fun is a good thing and Mevo accomplishes both of those things.


FS: What is your favorite golf course?
DC: Pine Valley


FS: What is your favorite club in your bag?
DC: 3 wood


FS: What other hobbies do you have outside of golf?
DC: I enjoy skateboarding and cars.  I've skateboarded since I was about 7 years old and have been into cars since the first time I got behind the wheel.


FS: Who is your favorite golfer of all time?
DC: Ben Hogan is probably my favorite.  Neither golf nor life came easy for him but he succeeded at both.


FS: Are you a fan of any other sports? Who are your favorite teams?
DC: Huge Minnesota Vikings fan!


FS: What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
DC: I’m most proud of the number of junior golfers I have helped earn college scholarships and helping a student climb from outside the top 1000 in the OWGR to top 62 in less than a year.


To learn more about Dan, visit dancarrahergolf.com!