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About John D. Hobbins and His Golf Career

John has the longest established golf instruction academy in New York City as well as Tribeca. John has been selected among the Best Teachers in New York State by Golf Digest from 2015 through 2024. Before developing the Greenside Golf Academy in New York City in 1999, John was the director of the nationally acclaimed Golf Digest Schools for nine years, and Head Golf Professional and Director of Instruction for Hyatt Hotels in Puerto Rico for eight years.

John's teaching philosophy is based on years of on-going high-level research and learning about motor patterns of behavior. John has been selected as the PGA's Metropolitan Section  Teacher of the Year as was given the Professional Development Award as the Section's Top Educator. John is a member of the PGA of America's Quarter Century Membership, an elite group of professionals who have served the game and the association for 25 years as an active member. John is in high demand as an instructor in New York City where has been teaching for the past 25 years. Working from his Greenside Golf Academy at Nexus Golf John services both the downtown financial district as well as the surrounding residential neighborhoods and boroughs. 

This is an image of John Hobbins, Director of Instruction at Greenside Golf Academy Nexus Club Tribeca, New York.
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John Hobbins is highly knowledgeable about every aspect of the golf game and is the only Senior Level 4 Certified AimPoint Instructor in the New York Metropolitan area. AimPoint is a revolutionary green-reading method that has been used on Golf Channel telecasts and utilized by both professional and amateur players on every continent.  John is a Certified Putting Instructor with the Blast Motion sensor and a Certified Fitter for L.A.B. Directed Force putters and for Makefield putters.

What we want in your golf swing:
• Create efficient swing motion
• Improve green-reading skills
• Improve on-course strategies
• Assess your putting performance
• Create a consistent pre-shot routine
• Develop a plan for improvement
• Create better practice habits (blocked vs. random)


  • PGA Metropolitan Section Teacher of the Year

  • PGA Metropolitan Section Professional Development Award recipient of the Year

  • PGA Metropolitan Section Board of Directors 2021-2023

  • PGA Metropolitan Section Chairman of the Educational Committee and Member 2021-2023

  • AimPoint Certified Level 4 Instructor

  • Blast Golf 360 Certified Putting Instructor

  • Certified L.A.B Directed Force Putters Fitter

  • Makefield Putters Certified Fitter

  • Golf Digest Magazine "Best in State" 2015 through 2024

  • Golf Magazine Top Instructor in the Northeast Region in 2005, 2013

  • Chelsea Piers PGA Senior Instructor of the Year 2006 through 2011

  • Member of the PGA of America Quarter Century Club

  • Founded Greenside Golf Academy, 1999

  • Director of Golf Digest Schools 1991-1999

  • Director of Golf Operations Hyatt Hotels Caribbean 1986-1991

  • Head Golf Professional PGA Tour Tournament Players Club Network Host Professional to the Champions Tour Inaugural Qualifying School

  • Host Professional to PGA Tour New York Life Champions

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