Jon is currently a Teaching Professional at the New Albany Country Club in New Albany, Ohio. He has held this position since 2007 (Teaching Professional and Director of Instruction). He has been a member of the PGA of America since 1997. He began his teaching career at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in Orlando, Fl. , where he worked for 20 years as a Teaching Professional and Head Instructor. Jon worked under Top 100 teacher Fred Griffin, former PGA tour player Phil Rodgers and learned the biomechanics of the golf swing from Dr. Ralph Mann (co-author with Fred Griffin, Swing Like A Pro). In 2015, Jon was named the Southern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year. From 2003 to 2011, he was recognized as one of the Best Teachers in the State of Florida by Golf Digest. In 2008 he was a full time teacher on the PGA Tour. His students have also competed on the Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, and various other men’s and women’s professional tours. He has coached at the PGA Championship (2011-2014) as well as the Women’s U.S. Open (2007). Although Jon has taught at the highest levels of professional golf, he enjoys teaching players of all ages and abilities, including the beginners.
Jon has written articles for Golf Digest and been featured in Golf Magazine and on the Golf Channel. Jon is author of the book Golf Is My Life: Glorifying God Through the Game. This Christian book highlights scripture, his life stories as well as his golf stories as both a player and a teacher. Jon has traveled the country as a motivational speaker, promoting his book as well as hosting book signings. He is a monthly guest on the podcast Golf Talk Live and has been featured on local ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the country. His book is designed to grow both the game of golf as well as Christianity. If you are interested in having Jon speak at your club, church or civic organization or have him host an instructional clinic/book signing at you club, please email him at [email protected]
Jon Decker , PGA is a Golf Instructor located in Columbus, OH USA