Whether you are new to the game and looking for guidance, or a professional looking to pursue (or improve on) the big stage, I'm here to help and I'm looking forward to meeting you.
My approach to the golf swing and your game improvement is [unfortunately] unique in this industry. You will be very involved throughout the process and your input is needed every step of the way. I am a firm believer in setting smart goals and educating the student on why we are making changes - it takes 100% 'buy-in' for you to feel confident in the process and committed to the change/development. Everyone is built differently and everyone has unique abilities - no two swings are the same. You should be investing your time with a swing coach who understands the way your body works.
I started my competitive golf journey as an 8 year old with the Junior PGA and AJGA. My dream was to play professional golf - isn't that every junior golfer's dream?! As a top ranked junior in Minnesota and eventual all-state recipient, I received a full scholarship to play golf at Concordia University in St. Paul where I spent my four college years (an NCAA Division II program that I recently had the privilege of coaching). It was during my college career that I learned my true passion is in helping fellow golfers enjoy the game on a deeper level. This enjoyment looks different for different people. Some want to break par, others want to break 80, or 90, or 100! I enjoy winning, but I enjoy helping others win, more (and winning doesn't always mean your name is on top of the leaderboard). It is seeing others reach and exceed their goals that gives me the fulfillment I seek in my profession.
Certifications and Affiliations:
Srixon/Cleveland - Professional Staff
PING Academy - Certified Club Fitter
Titleist - Certified Fitter
US Kids - Certified Fitter
TrueTemper - Certified Shaft Expert
KBS Shafts - Certified fitter
If one-on-one is where you feel most comfortable, let's schedule a private lesson. You will receive my undivided attention. I start private lessons by talking through your personal history/experience to include pain-points and more. We will set mutually agreed upon goals and lay the framework for reaching them. Most private lessons last 45 minutes.
If you feel more comfortable learning in group setting, a clinic is what you need! I typically schedule clinics two different ways:
1. You get a group together and tell me what you want to work on
2. I schedule a clinic based on a particular aspect of the game (putting, chipping, pitching, full-swing, bunkers, etc.), and you sign up.
Clinics are limited to 6 people (exceptions may apply, please contact with questions)
In the market for a new putter? Maybe new wedges or irons? Or maybe it's time for a driver update?
There is no sense in buying clubs off the rack and expecting them to work well for you. Golf clubs are not "one size fits all".
Let's take some time to make sure that your investment is going to be tuned specifically for your game!
For those who are committed to long-term/ongoing improvement, let's chat about an ongoing lesson schedule. Based on your individual goals and timeline we will determine whether weekly, monthly, or other lesson frequency would be best for you.
Looking to make varsity this year? Hoping to play NCAA Division I, II, or III golf? Maybe you've climbed the ranks and are looking to play mini-tours or beyond! Let's sit down and come up with a unique plan to get you to where you want to go.
I have the experience and connections to help you get there!
What others have said...
"I have had so much fun..."
"... Total of 82. By far my best ever. If I had just made a few more putts I could have maybe hit my goal of a round in the 70s.
Ended up with 10 pars. Was putting for birdie on all of them. 2 double bogies. And the rest bogies.
I owe so much of this to you and I can’t thank you enough. I have had so much fun this summer I really don’t want to stop..."
- Tom D. (former 26 hdcp)
"brought enjoyment back..."
"...he works with your body, ability, range of motion, and helps you lay the framework to creating a consistent motion. I was at a point where I would hit the green, pick the ball up, and head to the next tee. John saved my putting and has brought some enjoyment back to the game for me!"
- Brent G. (13 hdcp)
"my first call when I need help..."
"I have worked with several golf professionals over the years. John was the first to break down my issues on a granular level and helped me understand WHY we needed to make certain changes. John is my first call when I need help on my game."
-Scott J. (3 hdcp)