I selected John to help my golf game after doing some extensive research in where I would get the best bang for my buck.. I wanted to obtain the best learning and time efficient experience to build on my existing level of play.  After my first one on one meeting with John ( I happened to show up at Smugglers Glen Golf Course at Glen House Resort  unannounced), I felt that  I had found my mentor. John reinforced to me that he was not a teacher, he was not an instructor, HE WAS A COACH !!!  Improvement Plans were made based upon both our input - as to what I perceived to be the shortcomings in my physical and mental game and the golf abilities that I had.  I hate to blow my own horn, but the fact that my handicap has since dropped from 11 to 5 in less than one season  is in itself a testament to John’s coaching strength. So have faith, there is a better way of getting more out of the game we have learned to both love and hate.  Whether you have been around a long time; new to the game or just looking to shave a few strokes off that dreaded sand trap game or beat that water in front of the green, get yourself a great coach.  Mine is John Colwell.

Tom W.

We are very fortunate that Smuggler's Glen Golf Course has hired John Colwell and the Golf Shots Coaching program. Like most golfers, we were in need of more personalized assistance to improve our golfing skills and learn how to enjoy the game. When we met John two years ago it became immediately clear that he was the perfect person to answer our golf needs. His teaching method is to set goals and objectives and conscientiously monitor our progress and re-evaluate our lesson plans as need be. We have never met a more caring and dedicated individual who teaches the game of golf like John Colwell.

Noman and Francine M.


Commit…Our Guaranteed Improvement Package …We will help your game… guaranteed… or your golf coaching fees are refunded.

Get started now contact John Colwell at                   [email protected] 
or call the Smuggler's Glen Pro Shop at                    613-659-4999


Smuggler's Glen Golf Course

418 1000 Islands Parkway Gananoque, Ontario

Hours of Operation ~ In season, from dawn to dusk

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Call (613) 659-4999 or 1-800-268-4536 ext. 649