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Jim LaBuda

Assistant Golf Professional/Head Golf Coach


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About Jim

Born and raised in Buffalo, I’ve always had a passion for Golf. I played on the golf team in College and worked various retail positions within the industry while obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Finance. I became a certified golf teaching professional through the United States Golf Teacher’s Federation (USGTF) in the Spring of 2007. I begin teaching part time for all skill levels for juniors and adults. I have also run various clinics through community education for several school districts. I continued to further my education and knowledge and have now been certified in the areas of Golf Psychology and Fitness. I am also a certified Rotary Swing Instructor, you can learn more about the Rotary Swing technique at In 2016 and 2018 I was awarded the distinction of one of the Top 100 golf instructors through the World Golf Teacher’s Federation (WGTF). Along with being a golf instructor I am an Assistant Golf Professional at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster,NY. In addition to teaching individual and group lessons I am also the Head Women's Golf Coach at Niagara University and the Head Men's Golf Coach at Medaille College. My teaching techniques are unique to each person. I strive to individualize each lesson based on ability and needs to achieve what it is you want from the game of golf, whether it be for competitive golf or just for a social or fun aspect. I incorporate physical fitness techniques for flexibility and strength as well as mind and spirit into each lesson to achieve your desired goal. Whether you’re an individual, group, junior or adult I will design a lesson or program that is tailored to your needs. Contact me for more information. I am happy to answer any questions you may have!

Jim's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game
Earn a college golf scholarship
Make the high school golf team
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Improve your Short Game
Add 10 yards
Break 80
Break 90
Break 100
Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type
Session Type
Skills & Tools

Improve with Jim.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
Jim's Facilities

Lancaster Country Club

Lancaster NY

*Coaching available to public


6061 Broadway St, Lancaster, NY 14086-9528

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