About Us

Venice Golf Center

Established in 1996, Dan (and then partner John) opened Venice Golf Center, Inc. Dan, and his wife Kathy, are currently sole owners/operators of Venice Golf Center since John’s retirement.

Beginning in Milwaukee, WI, Dan began his career in retail which eventually brought him south to Fort Myers, FL to manage one of the larger franchise stores in the area. There, Dan excelled in his sales and managerial skills. A few years after that, he had an opportunity to work with and for Jerry Heard, Head Professional, of South Seas Plantation Golf and Country Club, Captiva Island, FL, managing and becoming his assistant pro during his time there. Then, back into retail, he managed another golf retail store, moving back to the Sarasota area. Finally, after talking with his friend and future partner John, the two decided it was time to open a store of their own, and, in 1996, Venice Golf Center Inc. became a reality.

Fast forward 24+ years and Venice Golf Center has become the premier golf store in the Venice area with consistent “Best of Venice” awards from both Sarasota Herald Tribune and Venice Gondolier newspapers. Dan and his wife Kathy work side by side, along with Bill Cantrell, (Mizuno top 100 and Ping certified club fitter), to offer their customers a pleasant shopping experience at Venice Golf Center.

We are dedicated to giving our customers the brand names they know and like at a fair price, along with good customer service. We will treat you like family. Please come in and see why we are voted #1 in Venice for all your golf needs.