Joshua J. Sweeney, PGALead Performance Coach
Josh started playing golf at 13 years old and immediately became hooked - some may say obsessed. After a few lessons on the basics, most of what he learned during the early years came from countless hours and many frustrations on the golf course, and practice areas attempting to figure things out on his own.
Born and raised in a small town near York, Pennsylvania, Josh has been in the golf business since 2001; teaching since 2004. Following high school, he planned to enter a dual degree mechanical/nuclear engineering program at the Pennsylvania State University; however, during his freshman year he recognized his true passion was the game of golf. After changing majors, Josh graduated with degrees in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - Professional Golf Management and Business Management from Penn State.
When not coaching, Josh enjoys working on his own golf game, outdoor activities, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, working out and living an active and healthy lifestyle, attending or watching sporting events and live music, and spending time with family and friends.
Josh has a passion to share his knowledge, provide a great experience and deliver RESULTS to every student. After establishing a relationship and assessing the current state of their game, students are guided towards their goal in a SAFE and FUN learning environment. He believes in helping each student understand their game and improvement process so they can become their own best COACH.
As a student of the game, Josh believes in continuous learning and self-development across all areas influencing someone’s golf game. The former engineering approach to how everything works together has driven him to explore and study from some of the best in the fields of golf instruction, fitness, coaching, biomechanics, technology, equipment, mindset, motor learning, and skill acquisition.
Josh’s core teaching philosophy is driven by a desire to help golfers evolve into the best they can be both on and off the course – CHAMPIONS IN BOTH GOLF AND LIFE. He enjoys the challenge and diversity of helping people of all levels and ages.
He currently serves as the Lead Performance Coach at the Learning Center at Reston National Golf Course, in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C.
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Get comfortable for business golf
Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course
Improving Your Game
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
Playing with disabilities