John Carco Golf

John Carco Golf

4.8 (12)
24 hires on
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

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 1,000 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.

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Acton, MA 01720
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12 Reviews


  • Mackenzie Sharp

    John was very informative, kind and patient!

  • Alice Solomon

    John wonderful.


  • Dustin

    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.

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

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.

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

yes-for 2022-$75 for a single 45min private lesson $295 for a series of 5 lessons.Visit my website(  and/ or my home course website-Quail Ridge Country Club  for details on group lessons and  specialty clinics.

What types of students have you worked with?

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

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

Try to watch the instructor giving a lesson to determine if you'd be comfortable with his/her style.

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

Consider references of instructor, his/her communication skills,location and quality of instruction area ie golf course vs driving range.

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