John started playing golf at the age of 12 at Lullingstone Park Golf Course near Swanley, Kent. In 1972 he started his PGA training there, passing his PGA exams 3 years later. He then spent 2 years as a coaching professional at Ruxley Driving Range. From there he was Shop Manager at Hawkhurst Golf & Country Club for 1 year before moving on to his first Head Professional position at Chestfield Golf, which he held for 30 years before leaving in July 2009. From 2009-2011 he was a freelance coaching professional at Boughton Golf Club.
Due to a back problem, John changed from playing from right to left-handed so has unique experience in both sides. He would be the natural choice for our left-handed clients.
John's style of coaching is to make his lessons relaxed, interactive, informative and fun! This makes his approach simple to understand, easy to progress, quick to see improvements, and as a man who understands the strains of golf on your body, he makes maximum use of the body's natural movements wherever possible. He particularly specialises in the intricacies of the short game, and putting.
Barry Oakland signed up with John last year, and is signing up for another year, here's what Barry had so say about his experience so far:
"After years of hacking about, lessons with various instructors, I came across John Brotherton. I'm a lefty, he's a lefty, good start. After a lesson or two and a serious chat with John about how to improve my golf, I decided to go for the 12 months unlimited package.
He is the consummate professional who completely understands golf, and more importantly gets you to understand golf and play better. It's much more than improving your swing and overall technique - with John's passion and knowledge he imparts the knowledge and understanding that allows one to become the more effective golfer out on the course.
In my first season with John and at the age of sixty one, I won the Manston 5 club Challenge and became Manston Club champion, all this having never previously having won any thing in golf. This would not have been possible without John and his superb coaching!
Twelve months on, I am signing up for another year. This has been by far the best golf year of my life. I enjoy my golf like never before with the knowledge that in the background I have John, coach, instructor and very importantly, my golfing mentor.
John is by far the best golf coach I've had the pleasure to work with. If you want to improve your golf game in a fun and friendly atmosphere then book a lesson with John ASAP and better still sign up for the unlimited deal and it will change your golf forever for the better!"