John Hughes, PGA Master Professional, is an Award-Winning Golf Instructor, Clinician, and Coach to golfers of all skill levels, as well as an accomplished speaker and author.
With more than 25 years of experience, John is the golf coach to beginners, intermediates, elite juniors and amateurs, mini tour and major tour winners. One of only 358 individuals who have earned the designation of PGA Master Professional (Instruction), John has the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide you an opportunity to experience the absolute best golf lesson you will ever have, as well as assist you in reaching your potential.
• Students include the “Who’s Who” of the corporate, entertainment, political, and sports industries as well as Club Champions, NCAA Champions, Mini-Tour Professionals, and PGA Tour Winners
• Accomplished Author, Contributor, and Featured Speaker
• Recipient – 2013 PGA of America’s Horton Smith Award, recognizing outstanding educational contributions to PGA Members and the golfing community
• Recipient – North Florida PGA Section’s 2009 Irv Schloss Teacher of the Year Award
• Three-Time Nominee – Carolina’s PGA Section Teacher of the Year
• Secretary – North Florida PGA Section
• Member – PGA of America’s National Instruction Committee
• Member – Editorial Advisory Board of www.PGA.com
• Member – Golf Academy of America Orlando Advisory Board
• Member – PGA of America’s Speakers Bureau
• Member – PGA President’s Council for Growth of the Game (1998-Present)
• Member – Proponent Group (Golf Instruction Focus Group) Speakers Bureau
• National Director of Instruction – Golf Digest Schools
• National Director of Instruction – Advantage Golf Schools
Multifaceted Company specializing in consulting within the golf industry, vacation rental industry, and other areas.
CEO at John Hughes Golf
January 2014 - Present
Golf Instruction that Produces Results, Guaranteed!
Instructor/Former National Director of Instruction at Golf Digest Schools
March 2010 - Present
Instructor/Former National Director of Instruction at Advantage Golf School
November 2003 - Present
Owner at Golf Academy of South Carolina
July 2003 - November 2005
Resort destination golf school in the Hilton Head Island area. Private and group instruction services and programs as well as junior golf mentoring, college services and tournament preparation.
Instructor at IJGA/Golf Academy of HIlton Head Island
February 2000 - July 2003
Daily delivery of adult golf school programs at one of the country's top resort destinations, Sea Pine Plantation.
Junior golf instruction to some of the world's elite junior golfers who came to the academy for an educational year. Provided coaching, mentoring, and chaperon services when needed, as well parental reporting.
Millbrook High School
Appalachian State University
Field of Study: Public Relations