Private Lessons with Jon Murdy

I have been around golf my whole life. I started hitting multiple bags of range balls at the driving range when I was only five years old with my dad. I have played at many different levels including SDGA Jr Tour, high school golf, and professionally on the Dakotas Tour. Eventually, I came down with injuries and I knew I had to turn my love for the game of golf to teaching the game of golf. I started my career under two great mentors, Dean Zahn and the late Ted Zahn. I worked at Moccasin Creek Country Club where I ran Ladies Group Golf Lessons, The First Tee Program, PGA Junior Leagues, as well as providing many private individual and group lessons. With my time at Roncalli High School I have helped players reach their goal of winning Individual State Titles and winning a State Title in 2017.  

My philosophy is to work with players from the ground up. I make sure we have a great foundation to build on while we fine-tune the basics.  Every individual learns in different ways and discovering what works best is most important. 

 Additional Information
* U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach
* FlightScope Certified Professional
* Certified SuperSpeed Coach Level 3
* Certified Callaway Fitter
* Dakota Chapter Assistant of the Year 2012
* South Dakota Golf Coaches Association Class A Boys Region 1 Coach of the Year.
2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022


Adult Lessons:
One Hour Lesson: $130 w/ FlightScope
Half Hour Lesson: $70
Playing Lesson: $150 (9 Holes or 2 hours)
Joint Lessons: $65 per person two people max (one hour)
Series of 3 One Hour Lessons: $300

Junior Lessons:
Junior Lesson: $60
Summer Season Junior Golf Coach: $650
* Available 1 (30-60 minute) sessions a week. Plus Tune Up Lesson before events
* Playing Lesson to work on Course Management and Strategy
* FlightScope Lessons
* Video Analysis

Winter Season Junior Golf Coach: $500
*Available 1 (30-60 minute) sessions a week
*FlightScope Lessons
*Video Analysis


“Jon is one of the best instructors in the game of golf that you will find anywhere you go! He knows the golf swing just as much as anyone, from years of experience teaching and playing the game as well. Working with him will help improve your game without a doubt.”
~J. Dohrer SDSU Student Athlete

“I took lessons from Jon Murdy, who is an excellent instructor! This was my first year golfing, and it’s been a blast.”
~K. Awe

“I’ve taken lessons from Jon for since 2014 and I can say he knows everything and more about a golf swing. Jon will not only help you improve your golf swing, he with help you become a better player. No matter what you want to work on whether it’s, putting, chipping, or driving, he knows what he’s doing and you will improve.”
~L. Schaefbauer SDSU Student Athlete

“I have really benefited from doing lessons with Jon, and my game has developed way more than it could have if I wouldn’t have had any lessons. I really like the drills and feedback I get from Jon. After every lesson I have more confidence in my game.”
~B. Jones High School Student Athlete

“I have been working (lessons) with Jon Murdy for the past 7 years now and I can say that he has done a remarkable job and has helped me improve my golf game a lot! Jon is one of the best golf instructors in the state of SD and is quite flexible with scheduling lessons. I highly recommend getting lessons from Jon if you are struggling with your game or even new to the game of golf.”
E. Vikander High School Student Athlete