Super knowledgeable about the game
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.
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.
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.
I usually charge $50 for adults & $35 for juniors. I also offer a 3-lesson series as well as group lessons. My website is www.johnclaygolf.com and explains my philosophy on 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.
All ages and abilities from 6--86 years old.
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What they want out of golf. How much effort they are willing to put in it.