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James N. Parella, PGA

PGA Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Malvern, PA
Play-A-Round Golf America,Inc

About James

Jim has over 18 years of teaching experience as a PGA Professional and continues to excel as one of the area's top Golf Instructors.  He serves as both as the PGA Director of Instruction at Play-a-Round Golf - Malvern (indoor facility) as well as Valley View Golf's (outdoor facility) PGA Teaching Professional where he oversees and instructs their entire Teaching Program. Prior to that he has taught at other clubs including Blue Bell Country Club, Squires Golf Club, White Manor Country Club, Bala Golf Club, LuLu Country Club and Valley Forge Golf Club.  His instruction has not been limited to juniors as he has designed and instructed many developmental programs, women's and corporate clinics in addition to giving thousands of hours of private instruction for all ages. As a proud Member of the PGA, Jim is also a Certified US Kids Golf Coach as well as being AimPoint Certified, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 1 Certified Fitness Expert and Level 2 Junior Certified, BodiTrak Certified in Ground Mechanics, Swing Catalyst Certified, FlightScope Xi Tour Certified and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified.

James's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type






Playing with disabilities


Session Type



Skills & Tools

Improve with James.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
James's Facilities

Valley View Golf

Newtown Square PA

*Coaching available to public


4600 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3134

Malvern PA

*Coaching available to public


Lincoln Court Center, Malvern, PA 19355-3607

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