Dan Murphy, PGA
Dan Murphy’s primary focus has been providing golf instruction and club fitting to numerous men, women, and juniors, with levels of expertise ranging from novice to tour professionals.
Dan brings over 15 years of teaching experience working at some of the countries top rated golf schools: The Stratton Golf School in Stratton Vt., The Lyford Scottsdale Golf School in Scottsdale AZ., The Cranwell Golf Digest School in Lenox Mass., The Scottsdale Golf School in Scottsdale AZ., Compusport Golf Training Academy in Primm, NV., and the PGA Tour Academy in Scottsdale AZ. He is a Titleist Performance Institute certified professional in the areas of fitness and biomechanics.
Dan is an accomplished player and has competed as an amateur at the state and national levels both in High school and while playing for Binghamton University. As a Professional, he has competed in numerous professional events.
Dr. Shawn Dailey, PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Shawn Dailey received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana and currently practices and trains in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Shawn specializes in rehabilitation, the biomechanics of efficient athletic movement, orthopedic sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning for golf. He works with all levels of golfers, from juniors to tour players. Shawn has also worked with non golfers from recreational athletes to Olympic class and athletic organizations from local High schools to professional teams as a physical therapist, injury prevention consultant, and strength & conditioning coach.
Shawn is a co founder of Northwest Golf Performance with Dan and Michelle Murphy, which is one of the most advanced and comprehensive golf specific training centers in the Northwest. Shawn has advanced training in golf fitness, junior training, and the medical professional tracks through the Titleist Performance Institute. He is trained in 3 dimensional analysis and the biomechanics of the golf swing by K-Vest and TPI.
Shawn is the creator and Director of Physical Therapy at Therapeutic Associates Lake Oswego Physical Therapy, which is a comprehensive rehabilitation and athletic training facility that provides Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Neural Cognitive Therapy, Dietary Counseling, Massage Therapy, and Athletic Coaching.
Shawn’s understanding of the human body as a physical therapist combined with his experience with elite athletics has enabled him to help many golfers and athletes of all levels reach their goals for success.
Michelle Murphy, PGA
Michelle Murphy was a member of the LPGA Tour in 1998, 2000 and 2001. She competed in nine U.S. Women’s Open Championships from 1989 to 2006. In 2006, she was the co-transportation chair for the USGA Women’s Amateur and a participant in the U.S. Women’s Open. She is the only contestant to participate in and chair a USGA event during the same year.
Michelle finished fifth at the 1997 New England Open Championship (men’s event), was a three-time winner on the Players West Tour and a two time winner on the LPGA Duramed Futures Tour. During her career, Murphy had two top-15 finishes on the LPGA Tour and became accustomed to the aspects of a traveling golfer. After her first year of coaching at the University of Portland, Murphy played in four Futures Tour events and had a high finish of sixth-place at the Laconia Savings Bank Golf Classic after carding a 212 (71-71-70).
Before accepting the position at Portland, Murphy worked as a golf instructor at Intrawest Golf/Stratton Golf School in Stratton Mountain, VT and Scottsdale, AZ. She taught the fundamentals of golf along with the basics of the swing, etiquette, course management, fun and score saving techniques to thousands of golfers with abilities ranging from novice to professional. She was an assistant golf coach at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ, from 2003-04 and was responsible for recruiting, academics and player improvement. Prior to her stint at the University of Portland, Murphy worked as an assistant golf professional at the Quintero Golf and Country Club in Peoria, Ariz. While at Quintero GC, Murphy provided golf instruction to members, assisted in the management of club events and worked with golf course marketing to increase membership at this private facility.
She is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor in Fitness, Biomechanists and Junior golf.
A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Murphy was a three-time member of the Western Athletic Conference All-Conference team while competing for the Lobos. The former Michelle Wooding was runner-up at the 1988 Women’s Western Amateur Championship. Murphy was a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Amateur Championship in 1988 and 1989. She was also an individual qualifier at the NCAA Division I National Tournament her senior year.
A native of Tacoma, WA and a graduate of Bellarmine Prep, Murphy has been a summer camp counselor at Stanford University and was an assistant with the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and Washington Junior Golf Association.