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James Wood

Personal Certified Coach/Center Manager


PGA Crest

Manchaca, TX
GOLFTEC - Westlake, Austin, TX

About James

I started my golf path as a successful junior and men's section golfer, in Aberdeen, Scotland where I played out of Portlethan Golf Club. I worked in golf retail as well as at my club in the food and beverage department.

I first realized I was interested in golf instruction after taking lessons from Paul Girven at The Kings Links Golf Center, before moving to the US in my early twenties.

As fate would have it, I changed directions into the food and beverage 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 l have wanted to do since I was nine years old, when I got my first set of golf clubs





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James's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

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

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Session Type


Player Type






Playing with disabilities

James's Facilities

GOLFTEC - Westlake

Austin TX

Indoor teaching and club fitting

*Coaching available to public

2785 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5803

Facility Offerings
Indoor teaching and fitting

Perfect all year round

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