Group of junior golfers at The Wilderness at Lake Jackson in Lake Jackson, Texas

KemperSports Golf Professional Feature: John Stark

KemperSports is one of the largest employers of PGA professionals in the country. In conjunction with our ongoing player development initiatives, we will share features on golf professionals within the KemperSports portfolio of properties – experienced individuals dedicated to growing the game and sharing their passion for golf with others.


John Stark
Head Golf Professional at The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, TX)


Q: What motivated you to begin teaching?
A: The lasting positive impact I can make on a young student of the game.


Q: What has been the most impactful moment in your teaching career thus far?
A: Seeing former students excel far beyond golf and into their professional careers.


Q: What advice do you have for a beginner picking up the game?
A: Fundamentals are the key to golf and any other sport I believe.  Also, there is no substitute for practice.  You have to dig it out of the ground.


Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Seeing students and patrons of the facility having FUN!  We are in the fun business!!


Q: In your opinion, what makes golf great and fun?
A: It’s a game of all ages and skill levels.

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