Mark has enjoyed playing golf for over forty years. He has always had the desire to work with players of all calibers in helping them better their games.
In 2005, he attained his certification as a golf teaching professional. In 2008, he completed further certification and holds the designation of Master Golf Teaching Professional.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York as well as an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Mark completed further graduate studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
He has given private lessons over the years and has recently joined the staff at Okeeheelee Golf Course as a golf professional.
Mark Parker has been a wonderful teacher and mentor for my son Jacob. He truly is one of those teachers that are becoming a lost breed. He really cares about his students. He takes the time to teach them prober etiquette on the golf course that transcends into valuable life lessons, sportsmanship and good citizenship overall. We love coming to Okeeheelee and he is a big reason as to why it feels like home. - Mrs. May
I just wanted to complement one of your golf instructors, Mark Parker. My son Tyler has had the opportunity to work with Mark Parker on a one on one level with private teachings, in group clinics and volunteering with teaching the younger players for the past two years. The time and expertise Mark gives to my son and the other players is in a very caring and professional way. After the clinics or private lessons that Mark works with my son Tyler, he always talks about the specific ways to improve his game and perfect his shots that was taught to him. With the teaching Mark gives in areas that my son needs to improve his game, Mark has always gone above and beyond with him and every player wanting to learn the game of golf. We as a family appreciate the fantastic coaching Mark has given to my son in the game of golf. And hope every child and adult has an opportunity to work with such a professional individual as Mark Parker to help improve their golf game. - Mrs Febles