Our Academy Team and Facility


Our team of PGA of Canada professionals at the Randle Golf Academy is lead by John Randle, one of Canada’s most respected coaches. We specialize in helping our students understand what makes their swing work and what can be better.  We do not try to fit each student into the same swing type.  Join us for instruction and let our team make your journey to better golf as efficient as fun as possible!

John Randle

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John has been teaching and coaching golf for almost 20 years. After an 8 year career as a tour professional, John turned his focus to teaching and is having the time of his life!  His passion for always trying to better his coaching skills and helping his students reach their potentials has lead him to receive several certifications in the world of coaching.  Here are some of the accomplishments and accolades about which John is most proud:

  • Two-Time PGA of BC Teacher of the Year
  • Class A PGA of Canada Member
  • TPI Certified Golf Professional – Level 2
  • Trackman Certified Professional
  • Plane Truth Certified Professional – Level 1
  • K-Vest Certified Professional – Level 2
  • GolfPsych Certified Professional
  • Played 8 years a touring professional highlighted by 2 events on the PGA Tour
  • Winner of over 50 professional events
  • Low tournament score of 60
  • Played collegiate golf at the University of Washington – 1985 to 1989
  • Coach of Camosun College Golf since 2008 – National Champions in 2016
  • Author of an instructional book and over 100 magazine articles

A little more about John:

  • Personal Web Site – www.randlegolf.com
  • Favourite Golfer – Arnold Palmer
  • Favourite Sports Team – Boston Bruins
  • On his iPod – Mostly country with some pop and rock mixed in
  • Golf Club sponsor – Nike
  • Guilty pleasure – Netflix
  • Favourite meal – Rib eye with some mushrooms, potatoes and asparagus
  • Favourite movie of all time – Dead Solid Perfect
  • Favourite Golfing Memory – Finishing eagle, eagle to make the cut in the Victoria Open!

 

Doug Petrie

PGA of Canada

Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

Mark Forrest

PGA of Canada

Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Morningstar Golf Club

The Randle Golf Academy is based at Morningstar GC in beautiful Parksville, BC.  We are lucky to have a nationally ranked golf course, a practice facility with natural grass, three short game greens and an indoor training facility open November through April!

In addition to the great facilities provided by Morningstar, John has added the latest learning technology with Trackman launch monitor, K-Vest 3D analysis, Blast Golf and digital video.  All students also receive a Training Space on edufii.com so all lessons can be reviewed at any time.

 

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Women's Golf Programs in Parksville, BC


 

Group Classes for New and Recreational Golfers

These group classes are great for female golfers who are just getting into golf or returning to it after a time away.  Classes run for 4 weeks on the same day and time. They offer an overview of the full swing, chipping and putting.

Program Details:

  • Four 60-minute classes focusing on:
    • Putting and chipping
    • Full Swing – Set-Up and half-swing
    • Full Swing – irons
    • Full Swing Woods
  • Maximum of 6 students per class (all classes lead by John)
  • Cost  –  $95 plus tax

2017 Class Schedule

  • Mondays at 11:00am starting April 10th
  • Thursdays at 2:00pm starting April 13th
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm starting April 13th
  • Saturdays at 3:30pm starting April 15th
  • Mondays at 7:00pm starting May 1st
  • Tuesdays at 10:00am starting May 2nd
  • Thursdays at 2:00pm starting May 11th
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm starting May 11th
  • Saturdays at 3:30pm starting May 13th
  •  Mondays at 11:00am starting June 5th
  • Wednesdays at 2:00pm starting June 7th
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm starting June 8th

To sign up or get more information, please contact John Randle by email
or call the golf shop at Morningstar at 250-248-2244.

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Women’s Learn To Golf Program

We have combined John’s coaching and Morningstar’s “Short Course” into this program that includes instruction at the academy and on the golf course each week.  This is perfect for women who have a little experience with golf and are looking to develop the confidence to start playing on the course.  The program is open to women who have completed the Group Classes or have taken private lessons with John.

Each 90-minute session will focus on a specific skill and then the group will head out on the course for some holes with John at your side!

Full Swing Sessions

  • Wednesday May 3rd at 5:00
  • Wednesday May 17th at 5:00
  • Wednesday May 31st  at 5:00
  • Wednesday June 14th at 5:00
  • Wednesday June 28th at 5:00

Short Game Sessions

  • Wednesday May 10th at 5:00
  • Wednesday May 24th at 5:00
  • Wednesday June 7th at 5:00
  • Wednesday June 21st at 5:00

To sign up or get more information, please contact John Randle by email
or call the golf shop at Morningstar at 250-248-2244.

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About Our “Short Course”

Morningstar has a new set of tees, specifically designed for people who either don’t hit the ball super far or simply want the chance to putt for birdies more often.  Playing at right around 4000 yards, the new course has:

  • Par 3’s averaging 70 to 100 yards
  • Par 4’s playing between 230 and 280 yards
  • Par 5’s that max out at about 380 yards.

Basically, it’s perfect for our ladies who are graduating from our Beginner Classes, developing juniors who are just learning the game and anyone else who will have more fun playing a shorter course.

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Private GOLF LESSONS AND COACHING IN PARKSVILLE, BC

We are proud to offer the Parksville and Nanaimo area’s best private golf instruction and lesson programming. You can work one on one with John or a member of his team to either fine tune your game or take it new heights!  Your instructor will combine their expertise with Morningstar’s fantastic facilities and the latest learning technology including Trackman and K-Vest.

Private golf coaching is the most efficient way to reach your golfing goals. Instruction time is focused on your specific needs and goals and can be scheduled to fit perfectly into your schedule.

John’s Programs

John offers a few options to work with him one-on-one.  Your first lesson will be an hour so you can get to know each other and set clear goals for your time together.  After your first session, together, you will devise the best plan so you can reach your potential!

Morningstar and Academy Members receive a 10% discount on all instruction programs!!

Basic Assessment - On-Course and at Academy $75 Book Now
First Lesson - One-Hour Session with John $90 Book Now
45-Minute Lesson $90 Book Now
Full Game Assessment (3 Hours) - Includes Trackman, Short Game Test and on-course observation. $350 Book Now
90-Minute Trackman Session $150 Book Now
90-Minute K-Vest Session $150 Book Now
3-Hour Program $325 Book Now
Get Game Program - 3 hours of private and 12 hours of group coaching $500 Book Now
Get More Game Program - 6 hours of private and 12 hours of group coaching $800 Book Now
Get The Most Game Program - 12 hours of private and 12 hours of group coaching 1300 Book Now
Half-Day (4 hours) $375 Book Now
Full-Day (8 hours plus lunch) $700 Book Now

Doug and Mark’s Programs

Like with John, your first lesson will be an hour so you can get to know your instructor and set clear goals for your time together. After your first session, together, you will devise the best plan so you can reach your potential!

Morningstar and Academy Members receive a 10% discount on all instruction programs!!

First Lesson with Doug 60-Minutes $75 Book Now
45-Minute Lesson with Doug $75 Book Now
3-Hour Package with Doug $275 Book Now
First Lesson with Mark $75 Book Now
45-Minute Lesson with Mark $75 Book Now
3-Hour Package with Mark $275 Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Golf lessons and Classes in Oceanside, BC

Our group golf classes are great for those looking to learn alongside friends or family and golfers who would like to meet new golfing friends.  The following group options also provide great value!!

 

Friends and Family

If you already have your own group, all you have to do is decide a day and time that works for you and we will get you booked in!

Two Golfers
  • One 60-minute Lesson with John  –  $65 per person
  • Four 60-minute lessons with John  –  $225 per person
  • One 60-minute Lesson with Academy Instructor  –  $50 per person
  • Four 60-minute Lessons with Academy Instructor  –  $160 per person
Three Golfers
  • One 60-minute Lesson with John  –  $50 per person
  • Four 60-minute lessons with John  –  $175 per person
  • One 60-minute Lesson with Academy Instructor  –  $35 per person
  • Four 60-minute Lessons with Academy Instructor  –  $120 per person
Four Golfers
  • One 60-minute Lesson with John  –  $40 per person
  • Four 60-minute lessons with John  –  $135 per person
  • One 60-minute Lesson with Academy Instructor  –  NA
  • Four 60-minute Lessons with Academy Instructor  –  NA
Five Golfers
  • One 60-minute Lesson with John  –  $30 per person
  • Four 60-minute lessons with John  –  $110 per person
  • One 60-minute Lesson with Academy Instructor  –  NA
  • Four 60-minute Lessons with Academy Instructor  –  NA

 

 

Short Game Clinics

It’s no secret that the short game is the place where you can save the most strokes.  We have all had that aggravating experience of hitting two great shots to get on or near the green and then taking 4 more shots to get the ball into the hole.  Our Short Game Clinics are designed to remove those frustrations and give you the tools to start saving strokes rather than wasting them!

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Putting Clinics

John will help you make a reliable stroke and become a more consistent putter by mastering the three big skills of putting – DIRECTION, SPEED and GREEN READING.

2017 Putting Clinics

  • Saturday April 29th at 2:30
  • Saturday May 13th at 2:30
  • Tuesday May 23rd at 6:30
  • Saturday June 10th at 3:00
  • Tuesday June 20th at 6:30
  • Saturday July 8th at 3:00
  • Tuesday July 18th at 6:30
  • Saturday August 12th at 3:00
  • Tuesday August 22nd at 6:30
 

Chipping and Pitching Clinics

You will learn John’s 3-Step approach to the short game:

  • Good Technique = consistent contact
  • Control of flight distance = hit your landing spot
  • Control of roll distance = pick the correct club

2017 Chipping Clinics

  • Tuesday April 25th at 6:30
  • Tuesday May 9th at 6:30
  • Saturday May 20th at 2:30
  • Tuesday June 6th at 6:30
  • Saturday June 17th at 3:00
  • Tuesday July 4th at 6:30
  • Saturday July 15th at 3:00
  • Tuesday July 25th at 6:30
  • Tuesday August 8th at 6:30
  • Saturday August 19th at 3:00

 

Sand Play Clinics

The key to sand play is controlling two things about the swing – HOW the wedge goes through the sand and WHERE the wedge goes through the sand. You will never fear the sand again!

2017 Sand Clinics

  • Saturday April 22nd at 2:30
  • Tuesday May 16th at 6:30
  • Saturday May 27th at 2:30
  • Tuesday June 13th at 6:30
  • Saturday June 24th at 3:00
  • Tuesday July 11th at 6:30
  • Saturday July 22nd at 3:00
  • Tuesday August 15th at 6:30
  • Saturday August 26th at 3:00

 

Short Game Camps

Our Short Game Camps cover the four main parts of the short game in one 3-hour session.  Yo will learn a lot of what is covered in the Short Game Clinics with an added section on Wedge Play.  These camps are perfect for the golfer who is looking to improve their scoring as quickly as possible by focusing on shots played from within 75 yards of the green.

Camp Details:

  • Three Hours of Instruction
  • Group size limited to 6 golfers
  • Topics covered:
    • Putting
    • Chipping
    • Pitching
    • Sand Play
    • Wedge Play
  • Cost of the Camp is $65

2017 Camp Schedule

  • Saturday April 1st at 2:00
  • Saturday May 6th at 2:00
  • Saturday June 3rd at 2:00
  • Saturday July 1st at 2:00
  • Saturday August 5th at 2:00

Women Groups

Please see the Women’s Section of our site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY IN PARKSVILLE, BC

For complete details please visit jrgolfcoaching.ca…

At the Randle Golf Academy, we focus on the development of junior golfers both as players and as great people.  The game of golf is a great training ground for so many life skills.  Honesty, integrity, work ethic, relying on yourself and many more are taught by playing golf.

Our programs are geared towards junior golfers who have aspirations for their golf.  Based on Golf Canada’s blueprint for Long Term Player Development, our programs provide instruction in basic movement, athletic movement and golf specific skills.  While our programs are mostly for kids aged 12 and above, we welcome younger athletes on a case by case basis.  Junior golfers can start with us as early as age 9 and can grow with our programming all the way to a golf scholarship or professional career.

It is very rare to find a Junior Academy that offers instruction from a former collegiate and tour professional.  John Randle attended university in the U.S. on a golf scholarship and played professionally across Canada and around the world for many years.  If you are a junior golfer with high aspirations for your game, the Randle Golf Academy is the place for you!

A nice addition to our development program is our new “Short Course at Morningstar”.  Laid out for younger players who don’t hit the ball as far as adults, the Short Course allows our juniors to play a golf course at a length designed for them so they can develop a well-rounded game from the start!!  One of John’s core beliefs for developing young players is they should be playing a golf course at a length that allows them to shoot under par as quickly as possible.  Only when a player can break par regularly should they move to a longer set of tees.

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Tournament Prep – Ages 12 to 15

This program helps junior golfers continue to develop their skills and prepares interested juniors to play in tournaments. Students in this program will learn how to enter and prepare for tournament play so they can experience tournament golf and have fun doing it.  Juniors get coaching exclusively from John Randle, in contrast to many academies who have younger, less experienced coaches working with their juniors.

  • Seasonal Program includes private and group coaching starting at $125 per month.
  • Program includes:
    •  20 weeks
      • Programs with one or two sessions per week
    • Private Coaching
    • Group Sessions
    • Fitness training
  • Email John for complete details

 

Future Champions – Ages 13 – 18

This program focuses on continued skill development, tournament play and the steps needed to pursue university scholarships from resume creation to handling the recruiting process.  Contact John for information about the application process.

  • Yearly Program includes private and group coaching starting at $195 per month.
  • Program includes:
    •  46 weeks
      • Programs with two or four sessions per week
    • Private Coaching
    • Group Sessions
    • Fitness training
    • Seasonal Game Assessments
    • Tournament support and observation
    • Scholarship pursuit counselling
    • Optional Player’s Package
      • Morningstar membership
      • Discount on practice privileges
      • Academy Golf Bag
      • Academy apparel
  • Email John for complete details

 

Golf For Life – Ages 13 – 16

This series of classes is ideal for juniors aged 13 – 16 who want to try golf or who really like golf but haven’t decided to play tournaments.

  • Classes run all year and students can start anytime  –  $75 for 4 sessions a month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall and Winter Programs

The Randle Golf Academy is very lucky to have an indoor facility for us to use from November to March.  The Performance Centre, photo below, features gives JOhn and his students a warm and dry location to make improvements during the cooler months of the year.

Performance Centre

The perfect spot to work on your game in the off-season.  The centre features:

  • 5 hitting bays
  • Trackman Bay with feedback on club and shot performance on each shot, shown on the big screen TV right in front of you
  • K-Vest system for analysis and training
  • Video analysis on the big screen for easy viewing and explanations of desired improvements

 

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Improvement Programs

  • 45-minute private lesson with Trackman, K-Vest and video where appropriate     –     $60
  • Three 45-minute private lessons   –   $150
    • Includes one month of Practice Club membership
  • Ten 45-minute private lessons   –   $495
    • Includes 5 months of Practice Club membership

Practice Programs

  • 60-minutes of practice on Trackman or K-Vest   –   $20
  • One month Practice Club membership   –   $75
    • 1 practice session with learning technology per week
    • unlimited use of Performance Centre during practice hours
      • Practice hours will be:
        • Mondays from 11:00 to 4:00
        • Wednesdays from 11:00 to 4:00
        • Fridays from 11:00 to 4:00
  • Five month Practice Club membership   –   $225
    • same privileges as above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nearly everything I know about the golf swing I have learned form John.  With his wealth of knowledge, he has helped me become much more powerful and consistent.  He has given me the tools to become a great player!

     

    Brady Stead – Camosun Chargers Golf and 2016 CCAA National Champion

  • Thank you for your great lesson, John!  I really appreciate the thought that went into it.  The few times I have gone out to practise my chipping, I had no idea what to work on. But thanks to you, now I do.

    Cathy E. – Parksville, BC

  • Thanks for a great lesson!  You kept things nice and simple and helped me fix my “power fade”!  See you soon.

    Dale K. – Nanaimo

  • “We have loved having John as a participant in several of our VISION54 programs. John is a fantastic asset to the game of golf through his competence in golf & performance, experience of the game, curiosity, energy, and openness to learning”

     

    Lynn Marriott and Pia Nillson – Vision 54