Golf Instruction

John E.S. Cochrane Golf Schools

Bloomingdale's beautiful, spacious Golf Training Center with professional instruction by Cochrane Golf Schools puts the Club squarely on the map as one of the elite golf instruction facilities in Central West Florida. No matter what your age or ability, there's a training program that can be designed specifically for you. Whether you choose private or group instruction, even if this is your first time picking up a club, our golf instruction program will fit your needs. A series of golf lessons will improve your full swing and short game in all areas. Our private playing lessons focus on golf course management, with emphasis on evaluating your psyche before, during and after play.

Cutting Edge Learning with Video Swing Analysis

Watching your swing on camera is one of the best ways to see how you are doing and where you need to go with your golf swing. Our high-tech video analysis allows us to take your potential a step further by seeing your swing frame-by-frame and charting your set-up, grip, spine angle, posture, swing plane, release point and other aspects of the golf swing.

See Improvements

If it is your first time playing golf, we will help you get off to a positive start that will provide the foundation for many years of enjoying our wonderful sport. And if you've been at it awhile and want to keep improving, our professional instruction is designed to be enjoyable, informative and adaptable to your own personal style.

Award-Winning Junior Golf

The Cochrane Golf Schools is home to a wide variety of programs for junior golfers, including fundamentals, intermediate and tournament readiness programs along with summer camps.

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"Simply stated, this is excellent instruction. J.D. Carino is a knowledgeable, superbly prepared, and thorough teacher in all aspects of the game. Forget the YouTube videos and your buddies' swing tips, this is the path to sound fundamentals and a much more enjoyable time on the course! Despite playing for 25 years, every lesson with J.D. provides "Ah ha!" moments! Now I understand what the problems are, what causes them, and how to get after lasting solutions. I really feel like I'm on the right path to a much better game. I've seen the John E.S. Cochrane instructors make huge improvements in my friend's games, now I know just how that happens. Working with J.D. has shown me the unvarnished truth. This how to get better, plain and simple."
~ Rob W. April 2016

"J.D., thanks so much for that putting lesson. I went out the next day and didn't three putt once in the entire round and made a few one putts. In fact my golfing buddy was so impressed he said he would book a lesson with you. So look out for his name. Once again thanks."
~ Faizal H. April 2015

"I was formerly a single digit handicapper who had lost my way ... the band-aid fixes no longer worked and I was losing 4-5 balls per round and struggling to break 100. I went to J.D. to rebuild my swing from the ground up. We went back to basics with grip, posture, stance, and alignment. We worked on distance control and swing path. Five easy lessons later, I'm back to shooting in the 70s and enjoying the game."
~ Troy H. May 2015

"You called it when you said I would help on the short game (scramble tournament). I had some iron, wedge shots and putts that amazed everyone. The other players of the foursome couldn't believe that was my first actual outing. You're not going to believe it but I actually pared 4 holes on my own. Two par 3's, a par 4 and an astonishing par 5. J.D., thanks man. You will definitely be part of my speed dial."
~ Jose R. May 2015

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