​"To enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles"

GreatLife KC is excited to partner up with PGA Professional, John Rawdon.  John is at the top of his Industry, a lifetime member of the PGA and a “Certified Professional”, which is one step away from the ultimate achievement ……MASTER PROFESSIONAL, PGA.

Born in 1964 in Wichita, Kansas, he played golf every day possible from the early age of 5 years old. He attended Plattsburg High School in Missouri and then on to William Jewel College. He also studied abroad at Harlaxton in Grantham, England before graduating at Northwest Missouri State University in 1987. He received a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Coaching.   In 1986 he started his career at Paradise Pointe Golf Course in Smithville, Missouri and was elected to membership of the PGA in 1991. John later leased a facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and further honed his skills as a golf professional. He became the Head Golf Coach for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blue Gold Women’s Golf Program, and twice received Coach of the Year Honors in his collegiate division. While in Wisconsin, he also became the Lead Instructor at the Nike Camp in Stephens Point.

Helping others enjoy the game has always been his ultimate goal. And throughout his life, John has always been especially proficient with the younger generation of golfers. Juniors are his true passion, they are a key part of his motivation and drive for the game. He has coached, taught, and mentored countless students in District, Sectional, and State Competition. He has taken pride in seeing those students succeed in golf, and also succeed in lifeType your paragraph here.