My name is John Doria, I am an Assistant Golf Professional at Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown, Texas. I am orginally from San Marcos and been around golf my whole life. A graduate from The Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Florida.
From shooting in the 100's, 90's, 80's and now a zero handicap, I know what you feel, think and struggle with everytime you tee it up and what you think about after the round. I have helped children, women and men achieve sucess in what they want to pursue. Lessons on the range to mini playing golf lessons on the course.
"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots-but you have to play the ball where it lies." -Bobby Jones
John Doria [email protected]
I love helping others get better at this hard game, we call GOLF.
Great guy. Will continue to see him in the future.
If the student is a begineer, we will focus on the fundementals of the golf swing and build a FOUNDATION from there. Building a foundation is the core of the golf swing. Grip, aim, set-up and biomechanics will be discussed, rehearsed and have the student educated on the new golf swing.
If the sudent is an intermediate to an advanced golfer, we will touch up on fundementals of the swing. Then work on the main root of what is causing the student to hit errant shots. With drills and instruction we will fix the problem and make sure the student has developed an understanding of what to work on till next lesson.
Graduate from The Golf Academy of America.
Golf Instruction at The Edwin Watts Golf Academy. (2 years)
Assistant Pro/Golf Instruction The Bandit Golf Club (3 years)
Assistant Pro/Golf Instructor Berry Creek Country Club (1 year)
Junior Lessons- $30 Per Hour or $20 Half Hour
Adult Lessons $50 Per Hour or $35 Half Hour
Playing lesson prices are by the hour.
I can always create a lesson package based on what you wanna accomplish and we can discuss that in person.
I started golf at a young age and was pretty much self taught. My dad would show and tell me a few things, here and there. I played golf in Jr. High and High School and noticed I wasn't getting better. So, I had my 1st official golf lesson and was amazed from the start on how simple the fundementals were to follow. During high school, I worked at the local country club. Once i graduated, I decided to enroll to The Golf Academy of America. From there, I graduated with so much knowledge of the golf business and education of the golf swing.
I have worked with kids from 5 yrs old to seniors who play golf.
Working with kids is great. Kids progess very fast, because they don't have any bad habits. Kids like to have fun, so it is my goal to make it as fun as possible.
I have taken notice that women like golf lessons with their friends. I am always open to working with several people at a time or individually.
High school kids and adults who want to get better, think that their swing is terrible or feel they can't get better. Most of the time it's just that one piece thats missing from the puzzle. With drills and positive instruction feedback you will get better as a golfer and have a better understanding of your swing.
I am fond of The Valero Texas Open. Every year the STPGA has qualifers for professionals to try and qualify for The Texas Open. There is two try outs for the tournament. A Thursday and Monday qualifer. Everyone gets to play in the Thursday qualifer but, they only take the top 25 low scores to the Monday tournament. In that Monday tournament, you have 85 PGA Tour professionals that lost their card and trying to make it back on the PGA Tour. On that Monday tournament you have 110 golf professionals battle it out and only the top 4 with the lowest scores advance.
Oppourtunity is everything in life, just as in golf.
The advice I'd give would be to find a instructor that specializes in something that I want to improve. Some instructors are better at putting, some are better at short game (chipping and pitching). So I would find an instructor that would specialize in the catergory where my weakness needs to improve.
I believe every question is a great question. I was that one student that never raised my hand, but had questions. Ask away...