believe that students will improve their game when they clearly understand
why a change will benefit them, and are then presented with simple thoughts,
drills and exercises that work with their own personal body type and athletic
ability," says John. "I try to insure that each student enjoys their
time on the lesson tee, and leaves feeling good, not only about their progress,
but about themselves as well. I incorporate many teaching philosophies into
my instruction to compliment the many different types of students and learning
Loyola High School and Loyola University. Graduated in 1976 with a degree
- Played on
the high school and college golf teams and turned professional in 1976
his 32nd season as a PGA member
- Was the Head
Golf Professional at the Elkridge Club, 1977-1979, GreenCastle Greens Golf
Club, 1991-1995, and at Bel Air Golf Center, 1995-1996. Director of
Instruction, Hunt Valley GC, 1982-1991 and 1996-2003. Presently
the PGA Director of Golf at the Hunt Valley Golf Club.
- During his
career, he has had the opportunity to personally learn the art of teaching
from noted instructors and authors including Bob Toski, Peter Kostis, and
John Elliott of the Golf Digest Schools; Fred Griffin and Phil Rogers of
the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in Orlando, FL; Carl Lohren, Bill Strausbaugh,
and Dr. Gary Wiren.
- Has worked
with an estimated 20,000 golfers of all ages and backgrounds in both private
and golf school formats
- In the Baltimore
area, his students have included three men's club champions, six ladies'
club champions, Metropolitan Amateur champions, Eileen "Beans"
Kelly, Tina Barrett, LPGA Professional, and six area Golf Professionals
three times as Teacher of the Year, Northern Chapter, Middle Atlantic PGA
resides in Monkton, MD, with his wife, Tamara.