Welcome to John Means Golf
Why send your junior golfers to a corporate sponsored camp held at a university, where assistant coaches teach, and the learning is limited because the camp is more of a baby sitting service than an educational experience. Corporations pay coaches to use their name, and there is no incentive for those coaches to invest back into the camp, so the typical day is more about goofing around instead of learning, not so at the John Means Golf Camps! Did you ever wonder why those university corporate sponsored camps were so expensive? Because of the marketing/advertising costs that the corporations must pay, and the salaries to the coaches involved in the camps. Not so at the John Means Golf Camps!
Many people claim to be qualified in teaching and instruction, but can you remember when you were told "why" you needed to make a change? John will ensure you understand your swing and the steps to make the changes.
Whether it is an individual lesson or going to the junior camp or adult school, you will definitely experience the difference. And, more importantly, understand what needs to happen to be the player you aspire to.
John has won two of the most coveted awards in collegiate golf. He was named Coach of the Century by Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, the pinnacle for college coaches.
John has coached college golf since 1978, he started the men's golf program at Colorado State, spent 11 years at the United States Military Academy, 11 years coaching the men's team at the University of Minnesota, five years women's head golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and, is presently coaching the men's team at the University of Idaho. His Idaho Men's team has won more tournament titles in his two years at Idaho than in the history of the golf program!
His teams have participated in 22 NCAA championships, and have a 1st, 2nd and 4th place finishes. Whether he was coaching men or women, every team achieved great success. During his years of coaching, John was the President of the Golf Coaches Association of America, and spent 10 years on the Board of Directors for that organization.
John knows many of the college golf coaches in the country. He knows the rules for every level of NCAA or NAIA colleges. Over 100 of his former campers are playing on college golf teams, or play for Coach Means.
Are you a recreational golfer, but serious about improving? Or maybe you are a junior player with the potential to earn a college scholarship. No matter where your game is right now, you have probably wondered how good you can be. Attending a John Means Golf Camp or Adult School you will find out.
Why would I want to choose John Means Golf Camps and Schools?
We know there are plenty of golf schools to choose from, so what makes John Means Golf unique and different?
Golf is a difficult game. And, even though there are lots of gimmicks and gadgets out there, you know there is no magical fix. Improving your golf game takes work and commitment. At John Means Golf, you will get the help you want from some of the best instructors around. This is serious instruction for serious players.
Whether it is help on the practice tee, or help on the golf course, John Means Golf camps and schools will design a golf improvement program specifically for you. We spend the time necessary to get the job done. How much you improve depends on how much you are willing to put into it.
And yes, you will have fun. It is fun to see progress. It is fun to improve.
What about the new technologies?
Split screen video analysis of your swing is all part of the program to help you reach your full potential. However, it is the personal attention you will receive from your instructor, which makes the difference.
John Means and staff
John Means, the Director of Golf and nationally ranked instructor, is the former head coach of the University of Minnesota golf team, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and presently head coach of the University of Idaho Vandals. His Minnesota Junior Golf Camps have been ranked number one for seven years, and include juniors from Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas.
John led the resurgence of the Gophers to a national power and has Big 10 and NCAA championships to his credit. The Gopher teams were ranked in the top ten in the country for eight consecutive years after his arrival. At University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, John took the women to six straight NCAA championships, finishing 2nd in 2010 and his teams won the conference championship 4 times. In his first year at Idaho, John's team missed the NCAA championship by one, although he did have an individual selected, and since that time his team has won two consecutive conference championships, with all five of his players named to the All-Conference team, twice! The last two seasons, his team has played in the NCAA championship, the first time in Idaho history that this has been accomplished. John is also working with several PGA tour players, an LPGA player and has worked with most of top ranked juniors in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
His staff of highly skilled and dedicated instructors know what it takes to get your game to the next level. Director of Instruction at the golf camps and adult schools is Lee Deitrick from San Dimas, California. Lee is an authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine, a Medicus Golf Institute Master Instructor, and was trained and coached by Jim Flick for 20 years.
Lee currently works with several tour players along with top ranked amateurs in California. Lee is also the Director of Instructional for the San Diego Golf Academy. In addition to these two great instructors, local golf professionals and college golf coaches round out our staff. Collegiate players will serve as counselors and be available to play with the campers and answer questions regarding college golf. You don't want to miss this opportunity!