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Jaacob Bowden, PGA

Coach, Trainer & Pro Golfer
PGA Crest

Detroit, MI
Detroit Golf Club , Detroit, MI

About Jaacob

From a childhood filled with a love of sports to a transformative journey in professional golf, Jaacob Bowden, PGA, epitomizes the relentless pursuit of potential and the joy of sharing the journey. His path from an average amateur golfer to a pioneering figure in the world of golf who has reached millions is a story of aspiration, resilience, innovation, and the courage to risk it all.

In 2003, then 27-year-old Jaacob cashed in his savings and left a career in computer engineering to chase a seemingly impossible dream: becoming a professional golfer. His quest led him to explore the depths of golf, fitness, and personal growth, rapidly evolving from an average length hitting 14-index golfer to winning World Long Drive Championship qualifiers with a 421-yard drive, shooting a Speedgolf World Championship record for golf score with a 72 in 55 minutes and 42 seconds using only 6 clubs at Bandon Dunes, caddying on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS, and reaching an official world golf rank of 1376, with cuts made and rounds in the 60s and 70s in many tour events worldwide, including qualifiers for the Open Championship, US Open, PGA Championship, DP World Tour, & PGA TOUR.

Jaacob’s ventures, Golf Ventures LLC, Swing Man Golf, and Sterling Irons®, reflect his commitment to exploring possibilities, pushing boundaries, and sharing insights for the betterment of others. Through Swing Man Golf, he became an industry leading and GFAA award-winning expert in golf fitness and swing speed training, sharing knowledge that has transformed golfers' games worldwide. With Sterling Irons®, he revolutionized single length iron club performance.

But Jaacob's story transcends his achievements on the course. It’s about questioning the status quo, embracing integrity, and fostering a community grounded in honesty, compassion, and joy. His journey is a testament to living passionately, exploring curiously, and contributing meaningfully.

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Transform your golf game and share in the joy of discovery with Jaacob and join him on a journey not just to play better golf but to embrace the game's deeper lessons. Explore the unique golf experiences Jaacob offers and book your session today!


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My club head speed increased 23 mph over a 10 week period! And believe it or not, the exercises improved my stability, allowing me to hit straighter too

Greg DuCharme, PGA


I had three students gain 30 plus mph using your system

Darren DeMaille, PGA


I have been able to compete again thanks to you...shot 70 in the US Open qualifier

Bob Bigonette, PGA - Gained 18 mph over 10 weeks


Jaacob’s work is great. Its pretty straight forward. There are no magical tricks and it doesn’t mess with your golf swing. If you follow his advice, you will drive it further.

Pablo Martin, 3-Time DP World Tour Winner, 114 to 127 mph


I have reached a top speed of 112 mph…this is an increase from 94 mph when I first began your training.

Anthony K, Senior Golfer

Jaacob's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Improving Your Game

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Getting Started

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

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Jaacob's Facilities

Detroit Golf Club

Detroit MI

17911 Hamilton Rd, Detroit, MI 48203

Detroit MI

*Coaching available to public

600 W Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit MI

*Coaching available to public

971 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit MI

*Coaching available to public

175 Lakeside Dr, Detroit , MI 48207

Detroit MI

2658 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216

Detroit MI

2658 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216