John Means has been teaching and coaching golf since 1978. Over 100 of his former students have either played for Coach Means or have played on other college golf teams. John was inducted into the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013 and was named Coach of the Century for the WIAC.
Adults who have taken up the game later in life have developed a love for the game after spending time with John and understanding more about the mechanics of the full swing, short game and putting, as well as course management.
John’s areas of expertise include:
- Full swing video analysis
- Junior Camp (June 18th– 23rd, 2017)
- Adult Schools (June 23rd – 25th and June 30th – July 2nd, 2017)
- Individual Instruction
- On course instruction and management
- Golf Academy of Champions
- Winter training program
- Short game clinics
- Pre-college coaching and mentoring
- 35 years of teaching and coaching experience
John (cell) 612.382.7820
My first stop was Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul as an Assistant Golf Professional. My next stop was Southview Country Club in W. St Paul. I was there for ten years, three of which I was the Head Golf Professional. I became a member of the PGA of America in 2008.
In Feb of 2017 our son Hogan was born. I am now looking forward to concentrating on being a mom and what first drew me in to golf; which is teaching the game that did so much for me.
During my 12 years in the golf business I have taught all skill levels of golfers…from juniors and beginners to top amateurs. My goal as an instructor is to get the students the proper information to ensure the quickest route to improving.
Private or Partner Lessons
Private or Partner Lessons available for:
- Full swing
- Short game (Putting, Chipping, Pitching)
- Course management / playing lesson
Adult – 50 minutes
- $65 – Single lesson
Adult – 30 minutes
- $45 – Single Lesson
Juniors (16 and under) – 35 minutes
- $40 – Single Lesson
Dual Lesson (2 individuals during lesson) – 50 minutes
- $80 – Single Lesson
Ladies Cocktail and Clinic
Ladies Cocktail and Clinic
I will be offering a number of clinics throughout the season. One of my favorite clinics for ladies is the cocktails and clinic. We will enjoy a cocktail during the clinic while focusing on one area of the game.
Clinic Schedule: 6:00 PM- 7:15 PM
May 8th – Basic Chipping
May 22nd – Putting
June 12th – Advanced Chipping
June 26th- Basic Chipping
July 17th – Putting
July 31st – Advanced Chipping
The cost per clinic is $35.00 which includes a cocktail! Limited to the first four ladies. Please email Andrea to sign up.
We’re very excited to announce that we are teaming up with Teaching Professional and P.G.A. Member, Brent Heit.
After getting a Marketing degree and captaining the golf team at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, Brent started his career in the golf industry. Brent has been the Head Golf Professional at Hillcrest Golf Club of St. Paul, where he has worked for the past 22 years. He is now back to his true passion of teaching the game of golf. Brent has had the pleasure of learning under some great professionals, most notably Dave Rasmussen. He is a firm believer that if the root cause of the problem is diagnosed, improvement can happen at a much faster rate. Brent is originally from River Falls and now resides in the Hudson area with wife, Andrea, and son Hogan.
– Brent has had the pleasure of building strong programs in instruction, working and developing all skill level of players, including State Champions, and numerous collegiate golfers.
– He works with all ages and skill levels. Brent will help you reach your highest potential!
-Brent offers off-season lessons at his indoor teaching studio in Hudson.
Hourly Rate: $75.00 (Cash or check)
Junior Rate: $55.00 (18 and under)
(All Lessons inclue video/voice over with recap of lesson. Video will be sent via email or test
Wednesday Nights: 6:00-7:15 PM
Limited to 4 individuals / Clinic
$35.00 / Clinic
May 16th- Putting
May 30th- Chipping
June 13th- Bunker
June 27th- Full Swing