John is the Head Golf Professional at the Quail Ridge Country Club in Acton, Ma. He studied golf instruction with legendary swing coach Jimmy Ballard, one of the “top 50” golf instructors in the world, and has been teaching Mr Ballard’s” Connected Golf Swing” in the Boston area since 1996. During this time, John has taught professional athletes from the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and more than 500 students from beginners to single digit handicappers. John’s teaching focus is on fundamental club and body positions during a golf swing and helping students identify strengths and weaknesses compared to a “text book swing” and providing the drills/tools to maintain strengths and improve weaknesses. Communication is a critical element in instruction, finding the right words to explain to a student what needs to be done along with a demonstration and getting the student to “do it” are the hallmarks of good instruction. John says his biggest enjoyment is seeing a student improve and understanding how the improvement can continue by using the basic drills on their own when the formal lessons are over. John’s best advice-- students should watch an instructor give a lesson –or at least ask numerous questions on teaching philosophy/approach-to be sure lessons will be effective and fun.
I enjoy watching people getting better at this great but difficult game.
Coach John really knows his stuff. He was able to help me fix certain components of my swing while also explaining why I should fix certain pieces and what those fixes will do to the actual ball flight. By explaining to me not only what to do but why, I am able to fully understand the swing and then I am able to work on it while I am on my own as well. John is super friendly and one of the best coaches I have ever worked with. Look forward to working with him again.
John is a fantastic coach. He's thoughtful and explains everything very well.
John was very thorough in explaining various techniques and drills. His friendly upbeat attitude made it easy to learn from. I would easily recommend him to anybody looking for a coach.
Jimmy Ballard,one of the top 50 golf instructors in the world, trained and certified me in his "Connected Golf Swing " method. I've been teaching his approach in the Boston area for more than 20years.
yes-for 2019-$75 for a single 45min private lesson.Visit my website(http://johncarcogolf.com and/ or my home course website-Quail Ridge Country Club http://quailridgegolfclub.com for details on specialty clinics and multiple lesson programs.
I have taught professional athletes from both the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and numerous single digit handicappers from my 17 yrs as head golf coach at Div. I Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. In addition I work with many begginners and those struggling to break 100 in my "Learn to Golf" program
Try to watch the instructor giving a lesson to determine if you'd be comfortable with his/her style.
Consider references of instructor, his/her communication skills,location and quality of instruction area ie golf course vs driving range, cost and experience.