Meet Our Staff

Paul Surniak

Impact Zone® Senior Staff Instructor

Paul is a Class A PGA Professional certified in teaching and coaching.
Paul’s background in golf is very diverse starting as a caddy at one of the best golf courses in the state of New Jersey to junior, High school and college golf. After college he played on numerous mini tours before becoming a Head Golf Professional at two golf courses in Colorado. He spent seven years on the national long drive circuit winning 6 Colorado long drive championships making his way into national long drive championship.

After that Paul went over to Asia and played on the China tour and instructed several young players over there helping them to achieve their dream of playing on their national team. After China he was offered a position as director of golf instruction at the Cheyenne shadows golf course at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. There he became very involved with adaptive golf. Teaching wounded soldiers suffering from PTSD, missing limbs, traumatic brain injury’s and more.

As one of the pioneers in adaptive golf Paul developed and ran programs for the PGA hope, Wounded Warrior Project, and the SMGA. With his work alongside the Evans Army Hospital he has been able to bring injured patients back into a game they thought they would never play again. Paul was Awarded the Colorado PGA Reach Pillar Award for his work with the military in 2016 and several other awards since. He has also been nominated 5 times for Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year. He also developed one of the largest Jr programs in southern Colorado and has sent several students onto college scholarships. Paul is certified US kids golf, trackman and foresight golf. Paul’s passions run deep, as a father and grandfather and as an outdoorsman.

He loves to help people no matter what it is, whether it is teaching them to just get the ball in the air or hitting it 300 yards or even making a 3 foot putt, or teaching a child how to fly fish and enjoy the outdoors. His passion and love for the game spans his entire life and the knowledge he has learned over the years from the best players and instructors around the world is what he loves to pass along to others.

It is a privilege and an honor to work alongside Bobby and his team helping people to improve their game through better impact

Paul Surniak

Remember the secret to success in golf as in life, love what you do, have fun doing it and you just might make a few putts along the way. See you on the golf course.

Student Testimonials

Thomas E. Parent, MD

I have completely rebuild my golf swing with Dennis Clark. I have never made as much progress in such a short time as with Dennis. You will be lucky to have him as your Instructor.

Joe Nieporte, PGA

I was fortunate to grow up under the tutelage of my father Tom Nieporte, the long time head pro at Winged Foot, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour and last club pro to win on Tour, the 1967 Bob Hope Classic. I was exposed to lots of great pros, but it wasn’t until I met Dennis Clark that I really understood the true meaning of helping people correct their golf swings. Dennis has a great eye and can pretty much correct any swing. He has great command of teaching greenside shots as well. I will always be grateful to Dennis for teaching me how to help my students have more fun playing through better understanding their games. If you’ve never experienced a DC clinic, I highly recommend it. It is both enlightening and entertaining.

Charles D. Varela, MD

With our impending empty nest, my wife and I finally decided to take the time to get serious about our golf games. To start with, we wanted to learn a real golf swing to find that elusive consistency and accuracy. After investigating our options, we decided to work with Dennis Clark. Too bad we didn’t do it sooner. Dennis taught us how to swing the club in a straightforward and comprehensible way that a recreational golfer can grasp. In addition, Dennis made the lessons fun and interesting with his wit and knowledge of the game and its history. Highly recommend!

Jim Markovitz

I’ve been fortunate to know Dennis for more than 12 years. I was recommended to him by a well established club professional from our area. It was one of the best decisions of my life as a golfer and a person. I can honestly say without his knowledge for the swing, dedication to helping his students, and mentorship, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Zak Kozuchowski, Editor of

I worked with Dennis Clark on my swing for nearly three years, and despite limited practice time he helped me play the best golf of my life — and ultimately make the decision to turn professional.

As the editor of GolfWRX, I’ve collaborated with Dennis on instruction articles that have helped millions of golfers improve their games. What he does in print is exceptional, but what he’s able to do on the lesson tee is truly world class.

To me, Dennis the ideal teacher for anyone who wants to play better golf. He is undeniably old school, but is also engaged with new technologies that are so important to modern teaching. I’ve met few coaches who understand all of the game’s complexities, yet teach it with such great simplicity. I only wish I had met him sooner.

Robert Rohanna, PGA Latin America Tour

Dennis and I have been working together for more than a decade. I owe a lot of where I am today with golf to him. His knowledge about the game and swing is like no other.

David Simpson

Had an assessment with Colton and I thought it was excellent. I got a lot of feedback and could see where my swing flaws were. He gave me some things to work on, so I will do that and certainly reach out in the future. He is a really good instructor and communicator.

Chris Panek

I had 2 excellent lessons with Bernard at the Impact Zone. I was on a golf trip and was really struggling with my swing. Luckily we found Bernard and he was able to give me some great instruction to salvage my game on the trip. I went from a terrible hook to some of the best ball striking I’ve had in years. I look forward to working with Bernard remotely from New Jersey and I will be seeing him on my next trip to Naples. Do yourself a favor and book some lessons with Bernard.

Brandon Iseminger

Was awesome working with Paul. Going thru a grip change right now and it’s a struggle but my game is starting to come back around and I can already see major improvements. Highly recommend I wish I could take lessons more often.

Dar Th

I had Paul as my instructor and he was so insightful, he helped me right away! I’m a sub 10 HCP and it’s hard to find pro’s with his level of insight. I was very impressed and my random hook is gone! I really like the Impact Zone instruction, it’s so clear. I’m hooked!

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Colton Kenagy

Impact Zone® Staff Instructor & Director of Juniors Golf

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