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Individual Lessons will be held at Heart of America Golf Course and all lessons include range balls, golf, & golf car. Group lessons available upon request.

Individual Private Lessons

Private lessons will allow you to receive full one-on-one attention while being paired with your own personal golf instructor. We can concentrate on any aspect of your golf game. From perfecting the grip to mastering the flop shot, our private lessons are sure to improve your game. Lessons can be scheduled at your convenience.

Couples Lessons

Looking to spend some quality time with your husband or wife? Trying to find a great way to spend an afternoon with your significant other? Look no further than our Couples Lesson here at Swope Memorial Golf Course. These lessons can be scheduled at your convenience at a discounted rate.

Golf Clinics

We are now offering a variety of golf clinics, led by our PGA Director of Instruction, John Gerber. For more information and to sign up, please contact the HOA Golf Shop at (816) 513-8940. All clinics will be held at HOA.

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Playing Lessons

Having trouble taking your great practice shots to the golf course? Let an instructor at Swope Memorial go out on the course with you to help transfer your game from the range to the course. Course management, club selection and shot selection are just a few things that will be a discussed during a playing lesson.


John Gerber

614-406-0175 |

Individual Private Lessons

  • (1) 30 minute lesson, $70
  • (1) 60 minute lesson, $125
  • (3) 60 minute lessons, $345
  • (5) 60 minute lessons, $575

John works with many types of players from Tour Players to beginners to maximize the enjoyment and knowledge of the game. His vast knowledge of the full swing and short has been developed through 30 years of teaching experience.

As the Teaching Professional at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell, Ohio, the Director of Instruction at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Florida and the Lead Instructor at Highlands Performance GC in Dallas, Texas, he has honed his teaching skills under the tutelage of such great instructors such as David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Brian Mogg.

John is an accomplished player having been a member of the European Challenge Tour and PGA Tour Latin American from 2001-2004. He has competed in over 30 national opens and over 200 PGA events on a local and national level.

John is the host of the nationally broadcasted Podcast FROM THE ROUGH on the Fan Stream Sports channel and is a frequent guest on ESPN local markets highlighting golf handicapping. He is also a writer and on course reporter for Golf Central Magazine.

Golf Clinics

  • Get Golf Ready, Saturdays 10-11 AM ($225)
  • Ladies Get Golf Ready, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM ($225) - 2024 Sessions are FULL
  • Adult Clinics, Tuesdays 6-7 PM ($45 each or $165 for 4)
  • Senior Clinics (55+), Mondays 11 AM - 12 PM ($40 each or $150 for 4)
  • Scoring Clinics, Thursdays 6-7 PM ($45 each or $165 for 4)

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Nick Westrich

(816) 513-8910 |

Please inquire for lesson pricing

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