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John R. Van Vleet, PGA

GM/Head Professional - Preston Golf and Country Club


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Preston, ID
Preston Golf & Country Club, Preston, ID

About John

PGA Professional and General Manager at Preston Golf and Country Club in Preston, ID. John has served on the Rocky Mountain Section Board of Directors for the 14 years.

He was named the Golf Professional of the Year in 2018 and 2007. John is a Certified PGA Professional in Executive Management. John has played on ten Carter Cup teams for the RMSPGA and played in the PGA Professional National Championship held at Hershey Country Club in Hershey, PA in 2011 and qualified for the 2020 Championship that was canceled due to the pandemic and the Senior PGA Professional Championship in 2021 at Port St. Lucy, FL. He currently holds the course records at Rupert Country Club(61) and Preston Golf and Country Club(58). John played collegiate golf at Utah State University. He is also the coach of the Preston High School boys and girls golf teams.

John loves to help golfers achieve their goals both on and off the golf course. He is available for both private and group instruction. He has robust junior golf and women's programs. You can find out more information about his available programs on his website by clicking on the link provided under contact information or for junior golf programs by searching Facebook for @prestonidahojuniorgolf or information on the golf course at and facebook by searching @prestongolfandcountryclub

John provides instruction on the short game, course management, on-course instruction, and mental aspects of playing and competing as well.





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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

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

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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John's Facilities

Preston Golf & Country Club

Preston ID

*Coaching available to public

PO Box 88, Preston, ID 83263-0088

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