Golf Lessons in Rochester, NY

April 2nd, 2009 by John Graham Leave a reply »
I’ve been teaching in Rochester for almost 10 years now and it still amazes me how good some players are from this area. This is a short season. There’s no other way to look at it. Still, some very good golfers come from this area. Jeff Sluman being the only major champion but mulitiple players at SEC powerhouse golf schools, NCAA Player of the Year and some great junior players have come from this town.

I wish I could teach year round as I’m sure you wish you could play year round. I’ve made it a goal to try and be the best teacher in a 20 mile area. I want my students beating everyone else. I will always be searching for better ways to do things, say things, show things and teach things. I don’t think it is a bad thing to learn from mistakes. I have never had a hard time admitting mistakes. I’ve always felt it showed how much I cared to tell someone I did it wrong and here’s how we fix it.

Every year, I feel like I learn so much in the offseason that I wonder if I wouldn’t be as good a teacher if I taught all year. Would I have enough time to find out all the information coming down the pike? I don’t know and I don’t see me moving in the foreseeable future.

So, if you are looking for golf lessons in Rochester, you have come to the right place. I don’t believe there is one best way for everyone and I have just as much fun teaching a beginner as I do helping someone try to make golf a career.  You can find out more about me and how the schedule a lesson at my home website.

Hopefully, one of my students will reach a point in their life where they can play the game they love and raise a family from the money earned on the course.



  1. Tom Moynihan says:

    Hi Jiohn enjoy reading your stuff . Im have been teaching golf in Batavia area for the last 5 years . I love the passion and the honesty you display . keep it up hope to run into you sometime . not much for bloging but i sure like jawing . i also am a trackman nut want one just cant seem to commit , what a tool . any hope for the flightscope ?

  2. John Graham says:


    We just got our first Trackman here in Rochester. I tried for 3 years to figure out a way to justify it but never could figure out the winter months. The person that finally bought one has year round capability. I demo’d the new Flightscope X2 at the PGA show and it appeared to be a big improvement on any of their other offerings. I’m hoping to have access to one for a bit during the spring time.

    Thanks for reading and reaching out.

    I look forward to meeting you some day.


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