The Downs Golf PGA Teaching Professionals
Jon Johnson is a PGA Class A Professional with more than 20 years of experience in the golf community. He has been the Manager of The Downs Golf Practice Facility since it opened in March of 2003. Johnson is a former assistant professional at Augusta National in Georgia, site of the Masters, and the Michael Jordan Golf Center in Illinois. He oversees the annual Golfest Presented by Valspar, which last year featured an appearance by LPGA standout Brittany Lincicome and in past years has featured Annika Sorenstam and David Leadbetter.
Matt Mitchell is also a PGA Class A Professional, with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Among his students at The Downs Golf Practice Facility is LPGA star Brittany Lincicome of Seminole, a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team who has won five LPGA tournaments, including the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Assistant Manager Joey DiPompo is the Assistant Teaching Professional at the Matt Mitchell Golf Academy. Joey graduated from Professional Golfers Career College in 2010 with a degree in Professional Golf Management. He excels in Club Fitting and Club Repair. DiPompo gives private playing lessons, which include range balls and video analysis, and conducts half-day golf schools. His website is