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Jihoon Kim, Ph.D



PGA Crest

Austin, TX
Golfinity, Austin, TX

About Jihoon

"Free 30-Minute Intro Session Available!"

Jihoon Kim is a highly accomplished professional in the field of sports science and golf education. He holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Sports Science from Seoul National University in South Korea, and he furthered his academic journey by obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Over the course of his impressive 17-year teaching career, he has shared his expertise in golf and diverse coursework at renowned institutions such as UT Austin, Seoul National University, and the Korea Military Academy.

Notably, Jihoon Kim is recognized as an associate of the PGA of America, showcasing his dedication to the sport of golf. He also holds the esteemed title of USGTF Master Golf Professional and serves as a course examiner. In addition to his educational and golf-related achievements, he has held significant positions in the realm of sports science and golf education. These roles include serving as a Professor in the Department of Fitness Management at the Korea Military Academy, instructing in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin, teaching in the Department of Physical Education at Seoul National University, and contributing as a full-time researcher at the National Defense and Fitness Research Institute in South Korea. Jihoon Kim's multifaceted career exemplifies his commitment to advancing the fields of sports science and golf education.


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I had never hit a ball straight in my life. After a lesson with Dr. Kim, I hit the ball with a 7 iron consistently straight! He's an amazing instructor. He makes you understand how and why each movement affects the strike. Golf is now fun!

Jonathan Pike


After spending a long time trying and failing to cure my slice by watching YouTube, I finally took a lesson with Dr. Kim. Definitely the best investment in golf I have made. I now understand why I was slicing and can hit it straighter!

Zach Bowman


I’ve had lessons with Dr. Kim, who I am so happy I found. He was not only able to help fix my swing but, most importantly, show me WHY I was having those issues by using state-of-the-art launch monitors. You have earned a customer for life.

Matthew Poole


Dr. Jihoon Kim is an incredibly knowledgeable golf instructor. His tailored tips quickly improved my swing. I'll definitely be back for more lessons. Highly recommended for anyone looking to up their golf game!

Du Lam


I saw Jihoon regularly as I started to learn golf. His already great golf lessons reach even higher heights with state-of-the-art technology. Trackman accurately points out critical stats that perfectly complement Jihoon's teaching style. 

Kevin Kim

Jihoon's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Students & Lessons

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Jihoon's Facilities


Austin TX

*Coaching available to public

12332 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78750

Round Rock TX

*Coaching available to public

3631 Greenlawn Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664-7493

Leander TX

*Coaching available to public

PO Box 319, Leander, TX 78646-0319

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