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John F Crater III

Golf Instructor


PGA Crest

Salinas, CA
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch, Salinas, CA

About John

I have been working in the golf industry in one capacity or another 15 years. Through my experiences with my own game and helping those of other players I have come to realize there is not one perfect way to swing the club. Everyone has different physical abilities, mental attitudes, and goals for their game. My goal in teaching this great game is to help you shoot lower scores and to have more fun doing it. I believe that being self taught and learning to play mostly through observation and trial and error has given me a unique perspective of the swing and how to relate it to different types of players. I want to help you find an efficient, repeatable golf swing that works for you. Whether it is a quick tip or a full overhaul, I would welcome the opportunity to help you play better golf!





Begin your journey
John's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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John's Facilities

The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch

Salinas CA

*Coaching available to public

Salinas, CA 93906, Salinas, CA 93906-1110

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