Roving Golf Academy

Roving Golf Academy

5.0 (9)
17 hires on
20 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching golf for 16 years and have given over 23,000 lessons. I have had numerous awards over the course of my golf instuction career:

* 2015 GolfTEC Coach of the Year

*Bradenton Herald Top Golf Instructor for 2003

* Accushnet scholarship winner as a top graduate of the PGA of America

*Valedictorian from the Golf Academy of America

Ultimately, the best part of teaching golf comes in the improvement of the students.  A golfer making an improvement and hitting a great golf shot is what makes it all worth while.

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Casselberry, FL 32707
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  • Carol McDonald

    John is a great teacher! He is encouraging and expresses what I am doing right and what I need to work on in a very positive way. Also, he is flexible with scheduling which is important to me as my work schedule can change suddenly. Speaking of work, he has an indoor air conditioned teaching facility that allows me to have a mid morning lesson and go directly back to work. I highly recommend John and the Roving Golf Academy.

  • Steve Ciroli

    Clear, concise, no bullshit evaluation, with simple drills and practice sessions.

  • Steve Ciroli

    John is very easy to communicate with, very flexible with scheduling and is very adept at quickly assessing a golf swing. John keeps the lessons active with focus on 1-2 swing thoughts and 2-3 drills/solutions. John’s approach is rock solid and I am looking coward to my sessions.

  • Joe Capone

    Hands on and very knowledgable

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

Improving the golf swing starts from the start.  If the set-up is improved, the backswing will be easier to improve and if the backswing improves, the top of the swing will improve.

Many instructors can see that an adjustment needs to be made.  The key to great instruction is knowing how to relate it to the student so that they can do it.  Knowing how long to work on an swing issue and what cues and drills will alllow for it is what better instructors know.  

I feel what separates me from other instructors is that I can see the end goal from the start.  I can, step by step, walk golfers through the process so that they know what to expect.  

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

*PGA Member

* GolfTEC Coach of the year

*TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

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

The pricing depends on the package.  I typically offer strictly packages of lessons to build consistency step by step.

How did you get started teaching?

I started by working my way through the Golf Academy of America.  I graduated Valedictorian. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students:



*high handicappers

*professional athletes

*mini-tour players

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A student who shoots a career-low round is always a highlight. I recently had a student who got a hole-in-one after our first lesson. 

I have had over 350 students who have shot their career-low round after lessons with me.

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

Experience is critical in golf instruction.  Many people think they know the golf swing, but the finer points of communication, etc. are much improved through experience.

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