James N. Parella, PGAPGA Director of Instruction
Jim has over 21 years of teaching experience as a PGA Professional and continues to excel as one of the area's top Golf Instructors. He serves as the PGA Director of Player Development at Cedarbrook Country Club where he oversees and instructs their entire Teaching Program. Prior to that he has taught at other clubs and facilities including Play-a-Round Golf, Valley View Golf, Blue Bell Country Club, Squires Golf Club, White Manor Country Club, Bala Golf Club, LuLu Country Club and Valley Forge Golf Club.
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, PGA.COACH/ADM Certified, BodiTrak Certified in Ground Mechanics and Swing Catalyst Certified.
He has been recognized by US Kids Golf Top 50 Techers in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 and was nominated for the 2017 Philadelphia PGA Youth Development Award.
Throughout his career Jim has spent a great deal of time learning to improve his own game while sharpening his teaching skills with some of the highest ranked instructors in the country. He’s worked with Golf Digest’s Top 50 Mike Adams, James Sieckmann, Bernie Najar, Jim Suttie, Ted Sheftic, Ron Cerrudo and Bud Lewis (Philadelphia PGA Legend). Jim has also completed Ken Venturi’s Golf Academy as well as multiple clinics held by Dave Pelz.
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.
Helping players achieve their goals.
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
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
Playing with disabilities
Improve with James.
Cedarbrook Country Club
Blue Bell PA
18 Hole Private Facility, Full driving range (mats & grass), two putting greens, two short game areas both with practice bunkers.
*Coaching available to publicLocation
180 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1622