Murrieta Valley Golf Range / Murrieta Valley Junior Golf

Murrieta Valley Golf Range / Murrieta Valley Junior Golf

5.0 (6)
Best of 2020
2 hires on
5 employees

About this pro

No two golf swings are alike.  It is important to know "how", but more important to understand the "why".  If one does not understand why and how, they will have a difficult time affecting any change in the patterns already established in their golf swing.  

I teach you how to use your swing to correctly strike a golf ball through a better understanding of ball flight laws, swing arc, swing plane & path, and it's relationship to the face angle.  Once you understand the proper adjustment needed for your swing you will be able to affect a change making you better at ball striking and not worse like many experience with swing changes and lessons.

I have always loved the game of golf and I enjoy growing the game as a PGA Professional.  The oppportunity to meet people of such diversity and affect the lives of so many junior golfers over the years.  One of the benefits of being at the same location, Murrieta Valley Golf Range, for so long I have had the opportunity to stay in touch with so many students over the years and develop some wonderful relationships.  For example, watching Rickie grow up since he was about 10 and getting to hold the Ryder Cup last week was pretty special!

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Murrieta, CA 92562
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6 Reviews


  • Isaac Reeves

    John is an amazing coach!

  • Joel Parker

    John is an unbelievable instructor and coach. We started to learn golf in our late 60's. We took lesson with the local community college first that taught us the grip. From there we tried other PGA and non teaching pros. Non of the really clicked for us. They just did not seem to understand old folks with some aches and pains don't move, bent or rotate as well. Than we meet John at our local driving range in Murrieta, CA. He took a personal interest in us and adapted the sound PGA teaching pro's style to our physical abilities. I was amazed at the progress we made. I realized golf really was fun. We have been taking lessons from John now for 2 + years and continue to improve. We find him to be enthusiastic and passionate about golf and that is how he teaches. He is always positive and spot on with his coaching. My wife and I highly recommend him to golfer of any level. Respectfully Joel & Patti

  • Sean Meer

    Coach Wallace was my first golf instructor I ever had. He introduced me to the game and taught me the fundamentals to help me make a top high school golf team. He forever made an impact on my life on and off the course. I would recommend him to anyone interested or involved in golf!

  • Steven Barraza

    Plan was very specific to my wanting. Focused on my struggles and improved greatly. Did not try to change everything which made transition easy.

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

Get to know their golf swing and communicate exactly what they will need to do to reach their goals.

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

25 Years as a PGA Professional Teaching Golf.

Bachelors Degree, Cal Poly

Founded 3 Junior Golf Organizations in California and Arizona

2006 PGA Junior Leader Award Winner - Inland Empire, PGA Southern California Section

PGA Junior League, Safety Advocate and Captain

Head Coach of Thompson Middle School Golf Team

2001 North / South Cup Team Member

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

Adults $60 / hour  Series or 6 for $300

Juniors $40 / hour  Series of 5 for $150

Junior Golf Classes 5 classes a week to choose $75 / month

Playing Lesson 9 Holes $150

How did you get started teaching?

When I was a teen I had the privelge of helping the younger juniors while at Billy Casper's golf camp.  Meeting Mr Casper was such a game changer for me.  Then I got to learn from Jack Nicklaus when he was opening up Bear Creek and spending much time there.  I tried to play the game but found that I was better at teaching it and I enjoyed helping people at their game and the intrinsic rewards associated with the whole thing.  I was hooked as a teacher.  It came easy because I didnt make it up.  I was simply passing on what Billy, Jack and my PGA Pro Tim Haas taught me.

What types of students have you worked with?


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Ryder Cup! Electric!

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

Go to someone established that can fit to your schedule.  Someone who uses their tools every day will be able to better identify your needs.

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

What is your Experience Level and what are your gaols and how is the teacher going to get you there.

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