William Macknis, Golf Instructor

William Macknis, Golf Instructor

4.6 (11)
13 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I have been an avid and competitive golfer from the age of 9. I had a fruitful junior, amateur, and collegiate golf career. I played golf for bishop shanahan high school where I was the MVP multiple years, made all area, all district, and all state each year. I played in the State PIAA golf championship 3 years in a row with good finishes. In addition to high school golf my junior career took shape on multiple national junior golf tours. I played on the AJGA, IJGT, PJGT, and the list goes on. I received an honorary membership at downingtown county club. I also participated in local golf associations such as the philly junior PGA and GAP events. From high school I was recruited to play division 1 golf at St. Joseph's University. I played 4 years of division 1 golf and appeared in our A10 conference championship 3 years in a row. I have an extreme passion for teaching the skills and knowledge I have of the game of golf. I fully understand what it takes physically and mentally to be competitive or simply improve your game. I also welcome people new to the game. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

I enjoy helping others by sharing the knowledge I've acquired over my golf career experiences. I enjoy having the ability to have a positive impact on someone's life, from being a great example as a father for my daughter or in golf. Having a positive impact on someone's life is very rewarding in itself.

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West Chester, PA 19382
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11 Reviews


  • Patty Mapa

    He is very encouraging and is able to quickly assess your golf swing and offer how to correct your swing.

  • Patty Mapa

    As a first time golfer Bill started at the very beginning with the fundamentals. He was very patient and knowledgeable. When I followed all of his instructions, I actually was able to hit the ball straight and pretty far! I am looking forward to our second lesson.

  • Christine Conley-Smith

    Highly recommend. My daughter, really likes his style of instruction and can’t wait for her lesson each week.

  • Suzanne Layne

    Bill was patient and explained fundamentals in very relatable terms. Our family of 3 are all at different skill levels, however we each learned several useful skills in the first lesson. Bill is professional without any pretentiousness. We will use him again!

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

Assessing the goals and level of golf the player is looking to achieve.

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

20 years experience of golfing and 12 of which were competitively. Being a student if the game for just as long.

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

Yes, $40 an hour and $25 for half hour.

How did you get started teaching?

Always enjoyed showing others how to do something that is pretty difficult like gokf. It also feels very rewarding to pass my knowledge on to someone else abd see them progress and reach their goals.

What types of students have you worked with?

Kids as young as 4 up to any age. Beginners to scratch or better players.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Justin Thomas' 2017 PGA tour performance.

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

Make sure they have actually competed at a high level for a number of years. Golf mechanics is only half of mastering the game.

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

The teacher's on course and competitive experiences.

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