Dan Bubany, a native of Tucson, Arizona, fell in love with golf at the age of 19 while a sophomore at Arizona State University. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2002 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a Minor in Spanish, Dan worked as Sports Director at KPLC-TV (NBC) in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Two weeks before Hurricanes Rita and Katrina nearly destroyed the station in August of 2005, Dan took a job as Sports Reporter at WHNS-TV (FOX) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Less than a year later, he became Sports Director and won his first Emmy Award for his sports segment in the Best Newscast of 2008. When the station News Department absorbed the Sports Department later that year, Dan became co-anchor of The Morning News and later won another Emmy for News Reporting in 2011.
Dan moved back to Arizona to be closer to his family in the fall of 2011. After working as a Membership Representative for the National Federation of Independent Business, Dan further sharpened his sales and networking skills as a Senior Account Manager for The Fruth Group, an IT services company based in Phoenix.
In January of 2015, Dan decided to take his game to the next level by enrolling at the Golf Academy of America in the Phoenix area. Shortly after graduation, in May of 2016, Dan accepted a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at La Paloma Country Club in Tucson, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course managed by Scottsdale-based Troon Golf. He is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, a Callaway Golf staff member, and is currently in pursuit of his PGA Class A Certification (through Level 1). Dan can be found golfing around Tucson, where he lives with his wife Zoe and their menagerie of cats and a dog.
Dan’s golfing highlights include:
- Shooting a four-under par 67 at the Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix
- Playing Augusta National Golf Club the Monday after Phil Mickelson won the Masters in 2006
- Playing Harbour Town Golf Links (site of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage) and shooting a 74
- Qualifying for the 2010 South Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at The Country Club of Spartanburg
- Playing The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island – it remains the hardest course he has EVER played
Check out Dan on LinkedIn (Dan Bubany), Facebook (Dan Bubany Golf), or Twitter (@danbubanygolf) wherever and whenever you’re waiting to tee off. You can also schedule a lesson with Dan by phone at 602.448.6871 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.