About Mark

Mark Yannotta is a native of Whippany, New Jersey and was blessed to have been mentored by David Glenz (1998 PGA of America "Teacher of the Year") and a former PGA Tour Player.

As an amateur, Mark won the Palm Springs City Amateur Championship in 1989. Mark turned professional in 1990 and won the New Jersey Assistant Professional Championship as his first professional victory. Later in 1990, Mark earned his Canadian PGA Tour privileges.

During Mark's playing career, he was given the opportunity to work with many of golf's best instructors, working 8 years with Henry Ellison. Since leaving the Canadian and NGA Hooters Tours in 1992, Mark has taught golf at numerous golf facilities. He was the Head Professional Instructor in 2005 and became a Master Instructor at the David Glenz Golf Academy.

During Mark's tour career, he was elected to the Canadian Tour Advisory Council. Mark published several articles for New Jersey Golfer and in 2010, while at the National Professional Championship, he conducted live golf tips for The Golf Channel. In 2007, Mark was selected by Golf Digest "Top 10 Teachers in New Jersey."

In the Spring of 2017, Mark became the Head Coach of the Girls Golf Team at Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown, NJ. This is the team's first entry into the golf league, so Mark's quite excited to lead the program this year. Read Daily Record article of HS golf.

Some of Mark's Achievements

  • 3-Year Canadian Tour Player
  • 4-Year NGA Hooters Player
  • 2001 Elected into the PGA of America NJ Section
  • 1990 & 2000 Winner New Jersey PGA Assistant Professional Championship
  • 2004-2014 Golf Digest "Top 10 Teachers in New Jersey"
  • 2004 Winner New Jersey PGA Section Club Professional Championship
  • 2005 Finished 39th in PGA Professional National Championship (field of 156)
  • 2009 Finished 2nd New Jersey PGA Section Professional Championship
  • 2010 Competed in PGA Professional National Championship (MC)
  • 2011 Winner Metropolitan Open Qualifier (NJ)
  • 2013 Winner US Open Sectional Qualifier (NJ)
  • 2014 Finished 2nd New Jersey PGA Section/NJSGA Senior Open
  • 2014 Finished 2nd New Jersey PGA Senior Club Professional Championship
  • 2014 Competed in Senior PGA Professional National Championship
  • 2015 Finished 3rd in New Jersey Senior Open Championship
  • 2015 Winner Sr/Jr PGA Championship
  • 2015 Senior Player of the Year Ranking: #3 in NJ
  • 2015 NJ Assistant/Open Stroke Play - 2nd Place Finisher
  • 2016 NJPGA/NJSGA Senior Open - 4th Place Finish
  • 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship Qualifier (tied for 4th)
  • Winner 2017 NJ State Open Qualifier
  • Winner 2017 NJ State Pro-Am
  • 9th Ranked - 2017 NJ Senior PGA Player of the Year
  • Tied for 2nd 2018 NJ Sr Club Professional Championship
  • 19th Place 2018 NJ State Open
  • Read other press releases

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Coach Mark, you're the best thing since sliced bread! You taught me balance, a good grip, alignment, and the proper circular path of the golf club. By correcting these things in a few lessons, I now crank the ball over the darn golf range net! Shhh...the range keeps watching me! I can't thank you enough for your simplicity in teaching the golf game. It was nice seeing you win the US Open Sectional Qualifier. — Marley Hicks, Brooklyn, NY

One of my up and coming stars...

Mark is working with 10 year old Nikhia Dhurandhar, a rising star from Livingston who competed in the 2015 US Kids Golf European Championship in Scotland.

The world’s best young golfers ages 5-18 descend upon East Lothian, Scotland for the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf European Championship. Over 600 players from 46 nations compete in Europe’s premier junior golf tournament to showcase the next generation of stars.

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