Geneva golfers have been competing since 1999. The goal of the team is to teach and encourage young athletes in the beautiful game of golf. We desire that each individual player grows and develops not just as a player but also learns lessons useful for the whole of life. The team competes at golf courses throughout the Orlando area with the home course at Winter Pines Golf Club. Ron Wood joined the coaching staff in 2018 and John Koestner in 2022. The boys golf program contends very well in the FHSAA tournament and the girls program continues to increase in numbers and competitiveness. We compete well, learn to play well, and have a good time doing it!
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John Koestner joined the Geneva upper school coaching staff in the fall of 2022 as the head boys golf coach. He is the owner and operator of Roving Golf Academy, which provides indoor, outdoor, and mobile golf instruction using cutting edge technology and simulation.
Coach Koestner has provided more than 27,000 golf lessons over the course of his career. In addition to giving hands-on group and one-on-one lessons, he also has experience coaching varsity athletes and teaching the non-physical aspects of the game of golf in a classroom setting, including course management, the mental game, pre-shot routines, and competition preparation. John is a Callaway Club Fitter and certified in golf fitness through Titleist Performance Institute.
He has been a part of the Geneva community since 2015, when his twin daughters (Eliana and Sabrina) started kindergarten. His wife, Karen, currently works as a first grade teachers’ aide. John has also been instrumental in coaching Geneva’s instructional youth sports golf program since 2019.
Ron Wood began working with Geneva’s girls golf team in 2018. He views his coaching and mentoring of the girls as an extension of his ministry as a full-time pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Orlando, where he has served since 2012. Ron earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with an emphasis in sports broadcasting from the University of Florida in 1997. He also earned an associate’s degree in golf management from The Golf Academy of America in 1999. Ron is currently enrolled at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary where he is seeking an MA in Pastoral Studies. He has been married to his wife Sabrina since October 2002, and they have one daughter, Selah ’30, whom they adopted from Armenia in 2014.
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