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James N. Parella, PGA

PGA Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

Blue Bell, PA
Cedarbrook Country Club, Blue Bell, PA

About James

Jim has over 22 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 Instruction 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 an indoor facility in Malvern, 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.

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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

Youth

Teen

Adult

Senior

Male

Playing with disabilities

Female

Session Type

Individual

Group

James's Facilities

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 public

180 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1622