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John Comninaki, PGA


PGA Crest

Forest, VA
Poplar Forest Golf Course, Forest, VA

About John

I have been lucky to work in a sport I am passionate about for over 40 years. I turned professional in 1978 and became a member of the PGA in 1981. I served as Director of Golf at Boonsboro Country Club from 1985 until 2018. I chose to retire after 33 years. In my time I have helped hundreds of men, women and children develop a love of the game and a desire to improve. I have coached numerous young men and women to be able to play competitive golf in high school and at the DI, DII, and DIII college level. Several of my students have had success playing professionally on the mini tours and higher. My real pleasure is helping "average" players get more enjoyment playing the game and reaching their personal goals.

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

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

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type







Playing with disabilities

Session Type



John's Facilities

Poplar Forest Golf Course

Forest VA

Poplar Forest is a nine hole public facility in Forest, VA located off Bateman Bridge Road. It is the largest driving range in the Central Virginia area with three turf practice tees, chipping and practice putting green.

*Coaching available to public

Ramblewood Dr., Forest, VA 24551

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