John Clay, PGA Professional

John Clay, PGA Professional

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About this pro

Teaching Pro for over40 years. Work with all ages.EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL:john-resume-photoPGA Professional since 1977 19th Hole Golf Range Teaching Professional 1973-1975 Graduate of Trinity University 1st Assistant Professional at Shady Oaks Country Club in Ft. Worth, Texas Spent 3 years interacting with Ben Hogan from 1975-1978 Head Professional at Woodlake Country Club 1978-1985 Head Professional at Northcliffe Golf Club 1985-1996 Owner—Garden Ridge Golf Center 1997-2001 Golf Operations Manager—The City of San Antonio 2000-2004 Co-Owner - Woodlake Golf Club 2004 - 2013 Current: Director of Golf Operations, Lakeside Golf Course in Canyon Lake, TX.

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Schertz, TX 78154
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12 Reviews


  • David Wylie

  • Daniel Camarillo

    Super knowledgeable about the game

  • Josh Moran

    John made subtle tweaks to my alignment, ball position and my position addressing the ball. We then practiced those tweaks in my three lessons. Very fundamental stuff for sure but they were a huge benefit to my hitting the golf ball. John is an excellent teacher because he sees the swing/alignment/ball position errors in your swing and is able to show you how to fix/correct them. Great lessons.

  • Josh Moran

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

I observe their strengths and weaknesses and build on basic fundamentals of the golf swing. I don't use gimmicks and I make sure they have fun.

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

 I have been a PGA member for over 40 years and have given close to 4,000 lessons from beginners to low handicap golfers ages 6-86.

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

 I usually charge $50 for adults & $35 for juniors. I also offer a 3-lesson series as well as group lessons. My website is and explains my philosophy on teaching.

How did you get started teaching?

Right out of college (Trinity University) I turned professional and began teaching approximately 25 lessons per week at a popular driving range in San Antonio.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and abilities from 6--86 years old.

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

Check out the instructor and his reputation along with his/her resume. A Certified PGA Professional has more training than other teachers.

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

What they want out of golf. How much effort they are willing to put in it. 

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