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John A. Wasson, PGA

Lead Instructor Reid/West Golf Academies


PGA Crest

Phoenix, AZ
Palo Verde Golf Course, Phoenix, AZ

About John

I have been a PGA member since 1996 and have given thousands of lessons so I have seen a variety of swings. My philosophy is to work with what the student can do physically and get them to make the absolute best contact to achieve maximum consistency. I keep things simple and we have a great time learning to play this great game.



John in Action

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John in Action

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When I first reached out to John I was struggling to break 100. He communicates in an understandable and effective way. I am better now because I understand how to correct my mistakes and am now consistently in the 80's and still improving.

Jeffrey S

John's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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John's Facilities

Palo Verde Golf Course

Phoenix AZ


Palo Verde GC located in the heart of Phoenix is a 9 hole par 30 executive golf course open to the public

*Coaching available to public

6215 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Facility Offerings
Short Game Practice Area

Palo Verde has a putting green, chipping/pitching green and a bunker to help you work on that short game and lower those scores

Driving Range

30 hitting zones

Begin Your Journey

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