Short Game and Putting Coaching
In Parksville, BC

If you want to shoot the lowest scores possible for you, having a good short game is critical. We have all hit great approach shots only to miss a short birdie putt, three-putted for a very frustrating bogey and most of us have missed a 3-foot putt to miss a scoring record or to lose a dollar to a friend (golfing enemy).

Let’s change that! Let’s make your short game a strength and begin shooting some good scores, even when you don’t have your best ball striking or shooting some personal bests when you are hitting it well.

We have short game programs that range from 2-day schools to 60-minute clinics. Check them out and we hope to see you soon!


Short Game Schools

Our Short Game Golf Schools are over two days and include 7.5 hours of coaching focused on shots played with less than full swings. We break the short game into a few parts – wedge play, chipping, pitching, sand play and putting. You will learn John’s 3-step approach to always knowing exactly how to handle any short game situation. 

 Students leave our short game schools with improved technique, a clear understanding of how to select the best shot for any situation and tools to make future practice very efficient.

More information about Golf Schools and our 2023 schedule is available on the Golf School Page.


Short Game Camps

Our Short Game Camps are 3-hour sessions with roughly an hour spent on Chipping/Pitching, Sand Play and Putting.

Camp students improve their short game techniques, shot selection in different situations and John’s favourite drills to make practice fun and effective.

 Short Game Camps are $75 and are limited to 6 students per camp to ensure lots of personal attention.

2023 Short Game Camp Dates will be published soon 

Short Game Clinics

Are you frustrated by inconsistent shots when you get close to the green?  Is this leading to wasted shots and higher scores than you know you should be shoting? Our Short Game Clinics focus on the key shots needed from within 30 yards of the hole and will remove all confusion on how to play these shots and a system for choosing the correct shot for any situation. Limited to 5 golfers per clinic, each student gets a lot of personal attention.

Short Game Clinics are $35.


Learn the 3 skills needed to be a good putter – direction control, speed control and green reading. Time is spent on stroke mechanics but most time is focused on how to practice most effectivley to develop the key skills.

Chipping and Pitching

Learn our 3-step system for handling any shot around the green. Good technique, feel for distance control and the ability to choose the right shot for the situation will make your short game one of the strengths of your game!

Sand Play

You may have heard that sand play is not difficult. Like many things, if you know the secrets, you can become very skilled. However, if you don’t, the sand can be very challenging. Attending one of our sand clinics will give you the tools to become a very good sand player.

Upcoming 2023 Schedule


  • Thursday June 22nd at 6:30pm
  • Saturday July 1st at 2:30pm

Chipping and Pitching

  • Saturday June 17th at 2:30pm
  • Thursday June 29th at 6:30pm
  • Saturday July 8th at 2:30pm

Sand Play 

  • Thursday June 15th at 6:30pm
  • Saturday June 24th at 2:30pm
  • Thursday July 6th at 6:30pm