A PGA member for 23 years, John’s main focuses at GCGC are golf instruction, player development, and club fittings. He is also the instructional coach for both Mens and Womens Grinnell College golf teams.

John was named the 2018 IGA’s PGA Professional of the Year.


He also won the Iowa PGA Senior Championship the same year.


We credit John with recruiting both traditional golfers and those who have never played the game. He cares greatly about playing and working on your game, but also making sure you are having fun at the same time. He believes that it doesn’t matter what your swing plane looks like or what your spin rate is, if you aren’t having fun playing the game.

In his free time, John likes to spend time with his wife, Jenny, and 2 children Ellie and Isaac.

You can contact John at:

Phone: (641) 831-9669

Email: jshawver@pga.com