Golf, Tennis And Pocket Billiards (Pool) Lessons By Scott Johnson

Golf, Tennis And Pocket Billiards (Pool) Lessons By Scott Johnson

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28 years in business

About this pro

Scott A. Johnson, Golf Teaching Professional United States Golf Teaching Federation Scott has been playing golf since he was 12 years old and learned the fundamentals of the game in a competitive junior program in Barrington, R.I.

He has been teaching in Austin since 1994. Originally he taught at the Woodland Greens Golf Center in Northwest Austin and was later on staff at the Ben White Golf Center from 2001-2003 until that facility closed in 2003.

With Austin Community College Scott taught all the continuing education golf classes from 2002 to 2010 and is still an adjunct faculty member.

He has also taught with the First Tee of Greater Austin. Scott has helped juniors compete in tournaments and retirees learn the game.

Scott coaches his students with easy to follow suggestions and analogies.

He focuses his teaching in the following areas:

1) Practice with a purpose and make practice a competition with your golf partner.

2) Use a mental checklist to help improve the student's positioning, ball contact and accuracy.

3) Briefly evaluate every shot to help reinforce good habits and help eliminate bad ones.

4) To instill confidence in the students so they are more confident as they prepare and execute the shot.

5) Swing goal: a complete follow-through while staying balanced.

6) To begin the back swing slowly while using both the left-side and right-side of the body.

7) To spend a significant amount of time teaching putting, pitching, chipping and sand shots.

Practice range lessons available at: Morris Williams – 3851 Manor Rd.

Harvey Penick Golf Campus – 5501 Ed Bluestein Blvd. (Corner of 51st)

Golf course playing lessons available at:

Harvey Penick Golf Campus – 5501 Ed Bluestein Blvd. (Corner of 51st)

Joe Balander Short Course at 5400 Jimmy Clay Drive

Also, I teach tennis.

I am the tennis instructor for U.T. Informal Classes.

I want to help students find their passion and also find activity partners.

The personal interaction and the direct feedback from the student that I have helped them inspires me to be the best teacher I can. 

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Austin, TX 78751
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15 Reviews


  • Larissa Marques

    Scott is a great teacher. He is calm and dynamic in his explanations.

  • Kim Isil

    Scott was very communicative and flexible with my schedule, his teaching style is perfect for those who want to perfect their form and aim. I really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. thanks Scott

  • Randy McAlister

    very patient. great knowledge.

  • Matthew Clark

    Scott knows his stuff. He was deliberate about starting with short game before moving on to the irons. He's particularly good at giving very specific and useful feedback after watching you swing.

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

I spend time with each student by asking them questions in order to get to know them. 

I can then personalize the lesson to meet their needs. 

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

I am certified to teach golf by the U.S. Golf Teaching Federation. 

They have over 20,000 members worldwide and focus exclusively on golf teaching. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching beginner students at the Woodland Greens Golf Center 

on RM 620 in Austin in the mid-1990's. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with juniors, adults and seniors to help improve their game and to get them prepared for tournaments. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was profiled in the Austin American-Statesman for my community service 

in 2014. Please read this link:

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

Great instructors are generally great listeners. 

Students should seek instructors who can identify positive attributes of each student as they offer their advice. 

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

Is the instructor able to adapt their teaching style to fit the way that the student learns.