John Babcock Impetus Golf

John Babcock Impetus Golf

5.0 (7)
5 hires on
1 employee

About this pro

With my 20 years of experience as a PGA Professional, I recently joined the OC Launch Pad in Irvine to bring a Simulated Swing Analysis system to my golf instruction.  Along with my golf instruction, the student can also take advantage of the OC Launch Pad by training with the expert strength and physical therapists that can also improve your golf game by improving your health and strength - essential to hitting a longer drive!

I also take my instruction "on the road"!  I can bring the driving range to you!  Using my Flightscope Tour Xi launch monitor my mobile driving range can come to you at your home or work location.

I love bringing more people to the game of golf and helping them improve and enjoy this great game!!

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Irvine, CA 92618
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7 Reviews


  • Travis Tyrrell

    John is awesome at what he does. A lot of help. Look forward to more lessons.

  • Harvey Li

    John is a very good coach. He is professional, detailed, and very patient. I had a very good learning experience with him.

  • David Kim

    I worked with John to help correct my misses and get more consistent. John does an excellent job working with your natural swing and implementing tweaks one at a time vs. all at once. He was very easy to work with and even went over the allotted time slot to really help me out. It also helps working with the launch monitor simulator to see all the numbers and why the misses are occurring. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to dial in their game.

  • Michael Henriks

    I've been playing golf on and off for about 6 years, but have yet to establish a consistent game. Probably 15 minutes into our first session, John was able to diagnose about 5 different problems/issues with my swing that I hadn't even thought about prior. It is especially helpful that he has such a sophisticated swing simulator as it allows you to really analyze your swing like you can't do anywhere else. I would definitely recommend John to anyone looking to pick up golf, or anyone like me who has already picked up the sport, but still has a lot of work to do. Can't wait to put his tips to work and watch my score drop!

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

My typical process of working with a new student is to access his or her physical level and skill level and give them the best instruction that will work best for their individual swing.  I'm not here to make them Tiger Wood's but to help them enjoy playing the game and if that means playing it at an advanced level, so be it.  

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

 I recently relocated to Southern California from Chicago where I was a PGA Professional for 20 years.  I look forward to continuing my career here in So Cal. In my career I have had the pleasure of teaching all skill levels of players, boys and girls, men and women. My goal is to continue to grow the game by bringing as many new golfers to the game as possible, and making it fun for all of them!

How did you get started teaching?

As I became passionate about the game 30 years ago and decided to become a PGA Professional, my enjoyment in the game obviously beside playing it, was to watch my students enjoy it as well.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all skill levels and all ages of students -  women, men and juniors.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Besides my private lessons, I also go directly into corporations and offer their employees another unique and fun wellness program.  I give golf clinics to help grow the game and at the same time, getting corporation employees a little exercise.

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

As a golf instructor, my first question is always whether my student has ANY physical limitations that I should know about so that I can plan an instruction program for that student that takes any physical limitations into account.

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