Mark Clouse enters his first season as Director of Golf for Waldorf College.
Coach Clouse is a Class A PGA Golf Professional with extensive experience in coaching and instruction. He launched his career in collegiate coaching when he served as the Men's Golf Coach at Minnesota State, Mankato from 1994-2003. He was voted North Central Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001 and also guided his teams to a conference championship and 5 consecutive NCAA Regional Tournaments during his tenure.
In 2003, Mark relocated with his family to the Dominican Republic after accepting a position as Director of Golf at Guavaberry Golf and Country Club. Coach Clouse worked extensively with the Dominican Golf Federation to grow the game of golf and improve the level of play in the country. Mark was the Dominican Republic National Coach, training teams to compete in numerous tournaments, including the World Team Amateur Championships, Junior World Championships, Americas' Cup, and the Caribbean Amateur Championships. In 2006, Mark became the Director of Golf at the Punta Espada Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic that is a Top 100 ranked facility and hosted the PGA Champions Tour Cap Cana Championship from 2008-2010.
Coach Clouse has instructed players from novice to scratch golfers, and many of his students have played collegiately and professionally. In addition, Mark has appeared as a guest instructor on the Golf Channel and caddied on both the PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour.
Mark and his wife, Beth, have four children (Tyler Woods, Jackson Nicklaus, Lindsay Noelle, and Samantha Sofia) and are very pleased to be a part of the Waldorf/Forest City community.