John Hughes Golf

John Hughes Golf

5.0Exceptional(8 reviews)
Top Pro
Top Pro


John Hughes, PGA Master Professional, is a Top Ranked and Award-Winning Golf Coach, whose clients range in skill level from beginner to major champion winners. With 35+ years of experience, John can assist you with reaching your potential as a golfer. John is one of only 415 individuals whose earned the designation of PGA Master Professional (Instruction). As your golf coach, John will provide you the skills, knowledge, experience, and results you’ll need to achieve your potential as a golfer.

Career Highlights Include:

• Recipient – 2009 and 2023 North Florida PGA Section Teacher/Coach of the Year

• Top 25 Instructor – Golf Tips Magazine

• Top 100 Instructor – Golf Range Association of America

• Recipient - 2013 PGA of America’s Horton Smith Award, recognizing outstanding educational contributions to PGA Members and the golfing community

• Recipient – 2014 North Florida PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award

• Recipient – 2014 East Central Chapter/North Florida PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year

• Three-Time Nominee – Carolina’s PGA Section Teacher of the Year

• Honorary President – North Florida PGA Section

• Member – PGA of America’s Master Professional Committee

• Member - PGA of America’s National Instruction Committee

• Member – Editorial Advisory Board of

• Member – PGA of America’s Speakers Bureau

• Member – PGA President’s Council for Growth of the Game (1998-Present)

• Member – Proponent Group (Golf Instruction Focus Group) Speakers Bureau

• Former National Director of Instruction – Golf Digest Schools

• Accomplished Author, Speaker, Contributor to multiple companies and publications

• Students include the “Who’s Who” of the corporate, entertainment, political, and sports industries as well as Club Champions, NCAA Champions, Mini-Tour Professionals, and PGA Tour Winners

John lives by one simple rule, have fun, or change what you do. Isn't that why you’re seeking a golf coach, to have more fun at golf? Why not contact John at 407-852-8547 or [email protected] to ask for more details about how you can hire John as your golf coach?


Current Top Pro
Hired 17 times
14 years in business
Serves Davenport , FL

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Stripe

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Experience level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

How often

Once a week, Multiple times a week, I can make recommendations, Other

Student age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


Introduction to golf, General improvement, Driving skills, Iron play, Putting skills

Owns golf clubs

Students who own golf clubs, Students who plan to purchase clubs based on professional's advice

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  • Reviews

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    Angel M.

    June 23, 2020
    Hired on Lessons


    Richard Z.

    John is an outstanding golf instructor. He has the ability to relate the golf swing in simple and easy to understand terms. He works with your swing rather than trying to make comprehensive swing changes. As a first time lesson taker but a long time golfer, I came away with guiding swing principles that I can take home and work on throughout the year. Has all the technology equipment to show you your swing as part of your lesson experience. Would highly recommend!
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    March 09, 2019
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    Guilherme L.

    Very very productive!
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    November 22, 2018
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    Jim B.

    Very knowledgeable- went above normal lesson time and effort. Wanted to make sure I got better.
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    June 15, 2018
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    Kim P.

    I took a weekend course for beginners last week. I played many years ago and wanted a refresher. Went to the driving range today and I am hitting much better. John is excellent at coaching you without trying to change it all at once. I really had a great experience and I am signing up for additional lessons. Thanks again for such a positive experience.
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    June 15, 2018
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    Kim P.

    June 13, 2018
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    Frequently asked questions

    All golfers bring unique skills with them to the course, regardless of their experience level.  Before we can detail an improvement plan, you and I will discover what skills you currently possess and which of those skills are the ones you can count on.  We'll then prioritize the skills you can improve that create an immediate improvement in your abilities and your scores. 

    PGA Master Professional of Instruction

    Golf Tips Magazine Top 30 Instructor

    28+ Years of Golf Coaching Experience

    Program rates vary based on the program itself as well as how many people are participating.

    All programs are customized to the individual or group's specific needs and goals.

    Seasonal specials as well as multiple person discounts are available based upon availability.

    I began my career as a golf professional in 1988 after being a successful professional athlete in another sport. I knew when I began my career as a Golf Professional I wanted to coach at the highest level possible. From day one, I studied the game, and the golf swing. And I put my self in a position to receive mentorship from the great coaches of the game.  It has been a fun and educational journey for me, a journey I enjoy sharing and passing on to other golfers like you. 

    For the past 30+ years I am honored to boast a clientele list that includes golfers of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to touring professionals. 

    As the former National Director of Instruction for Golf Digest Schools, I am very proud of the efforts I and my team made to build what is arguably the best group of golf instructors found anywhere in the world. For 5+ years, it was a humbling and rewarding experience getting to know and working alongside 55+ golf coaches at 14 different locations worldwide.

    Just as all golfers bring their own unique skills to the golf course, so do golf teachers. Look for a golf coach instead. A coach will be there for you on or off the course, when you have a simple question or when your skills are not working the way you wish. Teachers watch the clock; coaches care for their clients.  Be sure you can establish a working relationship with your golf coach that fits your needs and you personality.  Doing so insures the communication you share will be easy to understand as well as fun to implement.

    Most all of my clients say they want to be more "consistent," yet they do not have a clear definition of what consistency means to their golf game. Be sure you know what your definition of consistency is, and communicate the details of that definition to you coach.

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