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James Wood

Center Manager/Certified Coach/Certified Fitter/ADM Certified/WSET II


PGA Crest

Austin, TX
GOLFTEC - Westlake, Austin, TX

About James

I first realized I was interested in golf instruction after taking lessons from Paul Girven at The Kings Links Golf Center in Aberdeen Scotland, before moving to the US in my early twenties. As fate would have it, I changed directions into the hospitality industry; where I thrived and was awarded for my endeavors in the craft cocktail and alcohol sales space, earning accolades from my peers in both.

As luck would have it, a pandemic upended my career, and so I had to rethink what came next.

In a little over two years, I have gone from a part-time pro shop attendant, to starting and expanding a fledgling instruction company, to becoming a Center Manager with GOLFTEC.

I love this industry and I get to truly say I do what I have wanted to do since I was nine years old when I got my first set of golf clubs. I work hard everyday to not only improve my own game, but also to learn as much as I can about teaching golf; The ultimate goal being, to give you a great lesson and help you improve.

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James's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

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

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

James's Facilities

GOLFTEC - Westlake

Austin TX

*Coaching available to public

2785 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5803

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