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Jim LaBuda

Golf Performance Coach


PGA Crest

Bradenton, FL
TBD, Bradenton, FL

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).

While living in Buffalo, NY, I was an Assistant Golf Professional at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, NY, the Head Women's Golf Coach at Niagara University and the Head Men's Golf Coach at Medaille College.

Currently I reside in Bradenton, Florida and I am a Golf Performance Coach at IMG Academy.

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!

Begin your journey
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

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Jim's Facilities


Bradenton FL

*Coaching available to public

TBD, Bradenton, FL 34208

Facility Offerings
Local Golf Practice Facilities

Lesson facilities are TBD

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