INSTRUCTION - Testimonials

Check out what people are saying about private instruction from Elite Level Golf!

"Coach Whithaus has been integral in my development from junior to college golf, from college to high-level amateur golf, and now into professional golf. He has a gift when it comes to helping people raise the level of their game and reach their full potential.  Coach Whithaus is an expert in every aspect of the short game and truly is a mental guru.  He has taught me how to relax and focus on the course which was most evident last year during the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School. 


Coach Whithaus is a mentor and someone I look up to. He continues to help me mature and grow into the kind and life-giving person that he is. I thank God every day for bringing him into my life." 


 - Brinson Paolini

   European Tour Member (Career Professional Wins: 1)
   Former Duke University Player, All-American, Byron Nelson Award Winner, All-ACC
   4-Time Virginia Amateur Champion, 2-Time Virginia High School Individual State Champion

"Trusting in your skill set is paramount to performing well in any environment. Working with Jon helped me not only practice and prepare the right way, but allow myself to trust the things I had worked on. When this is performed on a daily basis, the results come naturally and do not need to be forced."


 - Julian Suri

    Professional Golfer (Career Professional Wins: 1)
    Former Duke University Player, All-American, All-ACC
    2-Time  Florida High School Individual State Champion

"What makes Jon a truly unique teacher is his combination of knowledge, experience, and wit.  His knowledge about the scoring and mental games has completely changed the way I see golf and the way I practice.  His experience in working with so many different players gives him an ability to tailor a training program to anyone’s needs.  And, due to his wit and good nature, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my sessions with Jon.  I don’t think there’s anything better in the game of golf than taking pleasure in the improvement process."


 - Adam Sumrall

   Professional Golfer (Career Professional Wins: 1)

   Former Duke University Player, All-ACC 

   Indiana High School Individual State Champion


"I have known Jon Whithaus for about  7 years now and during this time he has taught me a great many things not just about golf, but life in general. The experience he accumulated while being a successful college coach is substantial and can serve to benefit a player on any level. The best thing I like about Jon is his approach in coaching. He is very systematic, but never tells his student what to do or do not do, he rather serves as a guide and helps the player arrive at a best solution on his own. Furthermore, his presence on the golf course is very calm, but most importantly reassuring and that combination very often leads to great success for his players."


 - Tim Gornik

Challenge Tour Member (Career Professional Wins: 1)

Former Slovenia National Team Member
Former Duke University Player

"I cannot speak highly enough about Jon's impact on my game. Throughout my time spent with Jon, at Duke and during my professional career, his positive attitude, sense of humor, and focus on the next shot put me in a mindset to play my best golf. Specifically, Jon's short game and mental training programs gave structure and direction to each part of my game. Rather than using several balls at once to putt or chip, as many players do, Jon's program had me practicing in a way that directly simulated how I would be performing on the course. During my mental training with Jon, I was directed not towards vague ideas such as 'patience' or 'confidence,' but instead learned concrete ways to change my habits on the course such that those qualities became naturally instilled in my game."


 - Spencer Anderson

    Former Professional Golfer

    Former Duke University Player

"At the elite level of competitive golf (college and the pros), there is one factor that separates the good players from the great...short game! Everyone knows that this is the case, what people don't know is how to develop a great short game. As someone who has been coached by and worked with Jon Whithaus, I can assure you Jon knows how to get a student from good to great! Jon is one of the best I have ever seen at communicating and teaching the mental and physical aspects of scoring around the green. I would highly recommend working with Jon to anyone who is serious about playing at an elite level."


 - Adam Pry

   Player Manager, IMG

   Former Head Men's Golf Coach - University of North Carolina-Charlotte