John Ortega

John Ortega

5.0 (1)

About this pro

I'm a PGA Member and serve on the So Cal PGA Teaching Commit.  If been successful with all levels of Golfers.  Ive worked with Division 1 College Players and Playing Professionals from every tour.

But my truest measure of skill and artistry as a teacher has been to help others that other Professionals could not.  Everyone can improve, but it's the ones that have the hardest time catching on to the game that I have been able to distinguish my knack for teaching

Working outside and helping people learn is what is most satisfying.  The game has a way to challenge people, including myself as an instructor that is very compelling.

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • Sungsoo Shin

    Had a playing lesson, for about two hours. He instantly noticed my weakness, and gave prescription and improved my shots right away. That was some experience. And I could prove they worked on the next two days when i played. They surely got me out of troughs during the play. Two thumbs up.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Getting to know them as people first and seeing what kind of skill they have-evaluation.  I'll ask them what their concepts are and get a feel for how they learn.  

After the interview process, I'll get to work with training what needs to be trained as I see fit or to address their concerns.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

PGA Teaching Summits, Scientific Seminars related to Golf and Sports Training and independent studies with top instructors from all over the U.S.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

100 dollars per hour is my rate.  I charge by the ammount of time that I spend with a student.  I do not do packages.  Instead I offer a service at a very fair rate and continue strive to improve my own abilities as a coach.

How did you get started teaching?

i started playing at age 12 in the 1970's.  I enjoyed being at the practice range and taking in Golf Theory.  More or less by happenstance, I started Teaching in my early 20's

What types of students have you worked with?

All levels.  Tour Professionals( men and women), Division 1 College Players, Junior Golfers, Club Level Adults and raw beginners

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Coaching at The US Open and having new students break 100 that considered not playing due to frustration from lack of improvement 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try a single lesson before committing to a package.  One of my recent new students took 12 lessons from a Pro in Hawaii and was extremely upset with his experience.  He paid for 12, so he took 12.  He was more upset about the lost time than the lost money.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Id ask if they have a method.  If the answer to that question doesn't pass the smell test, I'd look for another instructor.  There isn't a correct answer, but if they cannot articulate something that makes sense, it usually reveals  that they are not good communicators.  Good teachers communicate well.

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