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James I. Merry, PGA

Golf Coach


PGA Crest

Counce, TN
Fox Chase at Carroll Farms, Counce, TN

About James

James has been a PGA member in West Tennessee since 1993. A graduate of the Mississippi State Professional Golf Management program, James developed a passion for coaching and teaching as an intern at North River Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, AL. Serving as a program assistant for Golf Digest VIP instructional schools, James was mentored and taught the art of instruction by Chuck Cook, Bob Toski, Jack Lumpkin, Mark Anderson and Dr. Bob Rotella. Over the past 25 years, James has helped thousands of golfers with their games. In 2011, James Merry Golf Academy was formed and the groundwork for his current coaching program was laid. James continues to introduce hundreds of golfers to the game each year through his programming and coaching activities





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James in Action

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James in Action

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James'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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

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

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Playing with disabilities

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James's Facilities

Fox Chase at Carroll Farms

Counce TN


Fox Chase is a privately owned public golf course. The facility is 9 holes with a limited flight driving range, putting and chipping practice areas.

*Coaching available to public


2510 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326-2844

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