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Chris Johnston, PGA

2018 New Jersey PGA Teacher of the Year
PGA Crest

Davenport, FL

About Chris

I've been a PGA of America Golf Instructor since 1994 (29 years) and before moving to the United States, was a Canadian class 'A' Golf Professional. I'm also a TPI certified fitness instructor (Titleist Performance Institute).

Throughout my teaching career, I've built countless golf training tools in order to teach the necessary fundamentals, and to conquer ALL of Golf's worst swing faults.  I also believe that training exercises and drills act as medicine to 'heal' the suffering golfer.

Before moving to the Orlando area in November 2021, I was teaching in the New Jersey PGA section and had the honor of receiving the 2018 New Jersey PGA Teacher of the Year award. 

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rw05qw-FYk&t=5s

From 2015 to 2019, I wrote 11 articles for Golf Tips magazine and had a 'feature' article in PGA Magazine's  December 2016 issue. Several of these Golf Tips magazine articles can still be seen on Golf Tips magazine's website.  One of these articles is titled: "Clean up Your Sand Shots".

Article: https://www.golftipsmag.com/instruction/short-game/clean-up-your-sand-shots/#.Vo-ukBF9adk

During the peak of the Covid pandemic, I took it upon myself to do 40 straight days of one minute "CREATIVE" Instagram Golf Tip videos, titled, "A Tip a Day to Get us to May".  It was May that 'Golf' was to 'open up' in New Jersey again.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjohnstongolf/

I use video in my lessons and students receive a "Video VoiceOver Summary", 1 - 2 days following their lesson in order to help them remember and understand what they need to work on.  I explain to my students that this 'summary' video is 'Gold' and will never lose its value and having the ability to refer back to it is ‘Priceless!'

I also have a website where lessons can be booked with more information related to me and my teaching philosophy.  Website: https://www.cjohnstonpga.com

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Testimonial:

You won’t find a better golf instructor than Chris. His many years meticulously studying the game of golf will provide you with a resource that’s rare to find in the golf community.

Michael Winderman michael.winderman91@gmail.com

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Chris is amazing and a very dedicated teacher of the game. Takes his time and really loves what he does. Great video analysis , drills , and training aids. Will recommend anyone to visit Chris to get that handicap lower.

Danny Eidelstein. deidelstein@yahoo.com

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When I started working with Chris four years ago, I was fairly new to golf. We started from the bottom (foundation) and worked up. I started seeing a difference right away.

Albert Cesario. acesario0153@gmail.com

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Chris analyzes the components of your swing, then models and demonstrates the proper way to swing the club. Most importantly, he gives you training tools and drills to fix your deficiencies.

Sid Zelin. sidzelin@aol.com

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Chris is a fantastic golf instructor. He is creative and keeps it simple. He will not overload you with instructions but focuses on simple drills to build/perfect your swing. His post-lesson video follow-ups are invaluable.

Mitch Karp. mjkarp@me.com

Chris'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

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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