An avid golfer for 30 years and a teacher for 15 years, teaching has been a passion for Johnny Walker ever since he started coaching volleyball in high school, 28 years ago. While running the volleyball program at a local high school in San Diego, Walker took over the golf team. He finally decided to attend The San Diego Golf Academy to further his teaching career. After graduating, he took a teaching job at a local golf course before transitioning to Aviara Golf Club. On September 28, 2010, Walker was elected to membership of the PGA. His biggest strength is his ability to communicate everyday terminology and analogies to the more technical golf swing. Plainly stated, "I can relate to anyone." My teaching philosophy is also easy, "Keep it Simple."
- Assistant Golf Professional of the Year SDPGA, 2012
- Assistant Golf Professional of the Year SCPGA, 2013
- Golf Professional of the Year SDPGA, 2015
- Merchandiser of the Year, Resort Course, SDPGA, 2015