B.A., Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON. Canada.
Director of Instruction, Bloomington Downs G.C.
Taught over 11,000 lessons
Youtube channel: davejohnstongolf
Golf Programs on Udemy.com.
Facebook Channel: JohnstonGolfAcademy
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Here's a little background information...
Playing his first game when he was 18, without any formal instruction, Dave shot 76!
Encouraged by his father, who devoured golf instruction books but rarely broke 90,
Dave signed up for a series of ten lessons. With visions of playing the game for a living, Dave joined a club and devoted six hours a day to hitting balls.
After ten lessons and countless hours on the practice range, he couldn't break 100!
The instructor assured Dave that sooner or later, all the hard work would pay off.
It never did.
The following season, Dave sought advice from three different instructors. Frustrated by all the contradictory advice, he quit the game for two years.
After obtaining a Psychology degree, Dave looked for a practical application for all his textbook theory. His frustration with golf came to mind.
Deciding to abandon traditional teaching methods, he began as an assistant at the Scarlett Woods Golf Club in Toronto. Dave has been the Director of Instruction at the Bloomington Downs Golf Centre in Toronto, Ontario for 32 years.
A former twenty-six-year member of the C.P.G.A., he now teaches private lessons three days a week and writes easy-to-read golf books based on results from actual students.
The four book series is based on notes compiled from over eleven-thousand lessons.
Just Hit The Damn Ball! (How To Stop Thinking and Play Your Best Golf) received a
5 Star Reader's Favourite Award and 27 positive reviews on Amazon.
The third book in the series, Playing Out Of Your Mind (Moving Beyond Swing Mechanics) won a Reader's Favorite Award for Non-Fiction in the 2017 International Book Awards Contest.
In 2017, Dave joined forces with CBC Director/Producer, Rick Davis to create two Do It Yourself (DIY) golf learning programs on Udemy.com.
How to Fix Your Golf Slice Forever and Ultimate Golf, The Perfect Golf Swing and Beyond which is the highest rated golf program on the channel.
Dave and Rick worked together to create a Youtube channel featuring straightforward, short video instruction. The channel currently has 1240 subscribers.
Dave currently has 32 articles on golf psychology published on www.ezinearticles.com.
Current projects include:
audio versions of each book
a fifth book entitled Confessions of A Golf Instructor