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Robert Flanders

Atlanta, GA

Hi John. When I came to you for an initial lesson last week I was ready to throw in the towel. I had lost an incredible amount of distance and the accuracy portion of the equation wasn’t much better. Short and crooked is not a fun way to play golf. Within minutes you showed me how to stabilize the clubface from set-up to follow through which had me hitting it exactly where I was aiming. Then you explained how power is created through rotation and not lateral motion. Not only was I hitting some of the longest shots of my life but the swing seemed so effortless and easy on my body. All of a sudden I’m excited about playing golf again. Can’t wait for or next session to keep taking my game to the next level. Thanks SO much.


James Peacock

Marietta, GA

I’m a brand new beginner to the game, and at 45 I have no idea what the heck I’m doing. John was able to give me clear and concise instructions in an encouraging manner while not overwhelming me. I feel like my fundamentals are already stronger, and most importantly, I was able to go back to the driving range a couple of days later and reproduce the same results I generated in the lesson. I would absolutely recommend John for new golfers or for those looking to improve their game.


Michael Cantrell

Atlanta, GA

John has improved my game GREATLY. The lessons are fun and he is a great coach. He is incredible at identifying both small details you are missing as well as larger issues that are more apparent.

Anyone looking to putt, hit straight shots, improve driver distance, or anything in between – John is your guy.


Brian Bigham

Riverside, CA

I took a lesson yesterday from John Marshall, on his trip to California. I am a 10.9 handicap and have been studying the golf swing for over 35 years. I know a lot about the swing, but didn’t know that some of the things I ‘knew’ just are not true or at least don’t work well for me.

John was able to identify my errors, and explain why they caused what they did, then showed me how to fix them, all in just over an hour.

Drove from the lesson to a golf course and shot one of the best rounds of my life, 2 over on the front and even par on the back for a 74! Didn’t hurt that my putting was on, with only 26 putts.

I have had a few golf lessons in my life, two even from Mike Austin himself, and I have never been able to take the lesson to the golf course and see immediate improvement like I did yesterday.

If you are looking to improve your golf game, I highly recommend seeing John Marshall for a lesson. It will be well worth it for you.

Ed Henderson

Decatur, GA

Hi John,
That was an amazing lesson. Thank you so, so much for your help! You truly are worth your weight (or, better yet, MY weight) in gold.
You are a natural teacher, and you have given me two simple but key concepts to focus on…well, three…I can keep those three things in mind and I know the results will be encouraging. I know I still have some work to do, but you have given me great tools with which I can extricate myself from the rut I have been in.
I will update you after my outing tomorrow!

Thank you a hundred times over!
Best regards.


Mike Zubarik


Hi John,
I REALLY enjoyed being with you these past the days. I held off taking lessons because the golf instructors available to me in Milwaukee just didn’t measure up. Not to mention I’m frugal if I don’t see value. You, John, are everything I hoped for and then some!!!
Your golf knowledge and honesty with Austin swing mechanics is priceless. But more than that, your way of communicating concepts is the best I’ve ever been around.
I am glad to have met you and hope to continue learning from you and seeing you again in person.
Stay well and I wish you the best!!!


Maira Morales


I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did to help me during my lessons. I learned so much from you, and the passion you have for the game and for teaching is incredible to me. You made me fall in love with golf!  You are one of the kindest, most patient people I have ever met in my life. Your teaching method is great! As a former culinary instructor myself I can tell you how amazing you are at what you do.  Also, living in Atlanta and being Hispanic and looking different and having this crazy accent has never been easy. People looked down at me all the time, treated me very differently as to other “locals” and I was not welcomed in many places even if people didn’t tell me straight to my face.  Not once did you make me feel uncomfortable or out of place. This meant the world to me.  Thank you so much!

Scott Schweber


Thank you so much for the great lesson yesterday, especially working with me in the far less than perfect weather.

I really appreciate your ability to see what I am doing, and to get me to a place where my short game setup and club selection will help me achieve the results that I am looking for.

Not only do you bring great insight and knowledge our sessions, but you have a knack for bringing out the best in me. It’s like we peel off a layer of funk (if that is such a thing). And for me, executing properly while practicing is a great confidence booster.

I will keep you posted.



Larry Frazier

Carrollton, GA

John Marshall is not only a great teacher and student of golf, he also has a solid game himself, as evidenced by his previous Senior Long-Drive Championships. He has a keen eye for looking at a student’s swing and easily communicating suggestions that put a student at ease and lead to better swings. I have been working with John for about 10 years, and though sometimes, months pass between lessons, I always leave with a better understanding of what I am doing and confidence to take my game to the next level on the golf course. He has a true “teacher’s heart,” genuinely interested in his students and wanting them to enjoy their best golf. Shortly after each lesson, he sends a written summary of what we did in the lesson and the specific techniques that we covered that helped me improve. He also includes video of my swings in the lesson that provide further clarification. This “blueprint for improvement” allows for great positive reinforcement–supportive without over dependency on the teacher. I heartily recommend John without reservation!


Mike Judge

Marietta, GA

I am a professional coach in another sport. I have recently taken up golf as a hobby. I thought it would be easy. (Just watch the guys on TV do it) I was wrong. I started out bad and just keep getting worse the more balls I tried to hit.
After a very frustrating hitting session, one of my athletes suggested I take a lesson. I decided I couldn’t get any worse so I went to work to find a coach for myself.
After a lot of research, I decided to call John. Boy am I glad I did!
John pulled off a miracle and now I have a golf swing. After only two lessons I am hitting the ball straight and I am having a lot of fun!
John has a great sense of humor and I enjoy my time with him.
If you are a beginner or a seasoned golfer I would recommend John as your swing coach.