Great Golf, Guaranteed (G3)

Great Golf, Guaranteed (G3)

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
28 years in business

About this pro

I don't believe in treating people like robots and instructing the same mechanical golf swing for everyone. Instead, I believe in determining each player's natural, best swing -- then helping them refine and repeat it. Don't try to be someone else but rather become the best version of yourself.

My passion for golf was forged during my youth and college years while working on the golf staff at a prominent Twin Cities country club. Since then, I've been giving lessons to friends and friends-of-friends for many years. I believe golf is truly "the greatest game" and I enjoy helping people play better. I've instructed men, women, and youth players from beginner to advanced. And, I've coached junior and high school players. My passion is teaching the game to younger golfers and beginners, so they can develop and enjoy the game for a lifetime. I have also coached hockey and other sports, so I understand how to best relate with and instruct a wide variety of people. I've played golf at a high level and studied many of the most respected teachers. I have a simple, less technical approach that caters to the natural swing of each individual. The key to golf is understanding the fundamentals, finding your best swing, then refining and repeating it to develop consistency. I teach both power and control, long game and short game, physical and mental game, to develop complete players. Whether you're a beginner or a 20-handicap that wants to become a single-digit, I'd enjoy working with you. This is my hobby, not my profession, and proceeds from lessons are donated a local junior golf league.

Seeing the big smile on someone's face when they hit a great golf shot for the first time. Helping people learn how to truly enjoy the game and have fun on the golf course. Using golf as a platform to develop valuable character, life lessons and skills.

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Minneapolis, MN 55424
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1 Review

5.0

  • Gyung-Mee Kim

    Outstanding service, very Professional! It is such a great fortune to meet John!



FAQs


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

Contact me directly to determine a time and place that works for our mutual schedules. My preferred location is Braemar due to the size and quality of their practice facility. And, I prefer to schedule a series of lessons rather than individual. Early mornings and evenings on weekdays. Anytime on weekends. Based upon your skill level and interests, we'll determine a schedule that works. I'm happy to provide the first lesson for free to make sure it's a good fit.


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

I've been giving golf lessons for many years and I've studied the teachings of many top instructors. I'm not nor have I ever been a PGA professional.


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

$50/hour for individual lessons or $250 for packages of six one-hour lessons. I do this to raise money for a charity.


How did you get started teaching?

As a college student, I was asked by the Club President at a local country club (where I worked on the golf staff) to give lessons to his daughters. Based upon their success, I was asked to give lessons to his wife, her friends, his business colleagues, their friends, etc... Since then, I've given lessons to many golfers of all ages and skills levels. I truly enjoy helping people imrpove their golf game and enjoy this great sport.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and skill levels, both male and female.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.


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

Find an instructor that will cater their teaching to your natural swing rather teaching the same mechanical swing to everyone. If you compare the swings of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and today's top players, you will see clear differences yet you will see consistency. I don't believe in treating people like robots and instructing one, perfect swing. Instead, I believe in determining each player's natural, best swing -- then helping them refine and repeat it. Don't try to be someone else but rather become the best version of yourself.


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

Where are you today, where do you want to be, and how long do you have to get there? It's good to set ambitious yet reasonable goals. Do you simply want to become a pretty good golfer, so you can enjoy the game on a more casual, social level or do you have aspirations to be a competitive golfer?


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