John Cassidy re-joins Home Course staff
John Cassidy III re-joins the staff at The Home Course as the PGA Assistant Golf Professional, having previously been the course’s director of instruction in 2016-18.
A native of Yelm, Wash., John attended Yelm High School where he played four years on the boys’ golf team. He then played two years (2002-03) on the Tacoma Community College golf team, where he was named the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Player of the Year, winning four of the seven tournaments he played in.
He then went to the University of Nevada and played on the Wolf Pack’s men’s golf team, graduating in 2006.
John has competed in numerous championships, including qualifying for the 2003 U.S. Amateur. As an amateur, he played in several PNGA and WSGA championships, with his best year being 2007, during which he was named to Team WSGA to compete in the PNGA Cup, and named to Team Washington to complete in the USGA Men’s State Team Championship. He finished second in the 2007 Washington State Amateur.
After turning professional, John competed with full status on PGA TOUR Canada from 2008-2011. He won the 2014 Washington Open and was named that year’s Pacific Northwest Section PGA Assistant Player of the Year.
In 2016, John was named the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Assistant Player of the Year for the second time in three years, winning the 2016 Section Assistants Championship.
He qualified for and competed in the National PGA Assistants Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Beginning in 2001, John has learned from and was mentored by the instructors at the Butch Harmon School of Golf.
“I’ve been very fortunate to have spent time with and around some of the world’s best players and instructors,” John says. “I like to help students to understand their golf swing and help them find what it takes to play their best golf.”
John’s knowledge of the swing and shot mechanics is very in-depth, but his approach to helping students learn is surprisingly simple. He believes his job is to make sure every lesson ends with his students having a better feel and understanding of how to accomplish their goals in this game. Whether a beginning golfer or an accomplished tournament player, John has a program that will suit and benefit your needs and goals.
He has completed a Forces in Motion certification by Dr. Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie. John also counts a mentorship by EA Tischler, co-creator of the Bioswing Dynamics, which is a system for measuring a person’s body structure and dominant body functions in order to implement the swing that best fits each person.
“Everyone is built different, therefore each golf swing is like a fingerprint,” John says. “My goal is to identify how each individual’s body performs most efficiently from a bio-mechanical standpoint and apply a golf swing to those dominant characteristics. Essentially, I don’t believe one swing or theory will apply to everyone the same. Once I understand how a body functions best, we can create a swing that will be the most efficient, powerful motion for that individual, while limiting the chance of injury.”
“Together we will create a step-by-step roadmap that will enhance your enjoyment of the game and accelerate the path to improvement,” he says. “Golf is a very challenging game, but with proper fundamentals, practice habits and improvement plans, you can play the golf of your dreams. I look forward to creating a detailed plan to help you accomplish your goals in this game.”