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Jim A. Hartnett

PGA Teaching Professional
PGA Crest

Irvine, CA
LOR golf lab, Laguna Niguel, CA

About James

I entered the golf business in 1986. Since then I have had the pleasure of working at some great facilities including Sahalee CC, PGA West, Kapalua, and more. During that time I was able to learn from many great teachers like, Rick Acton, Jim McLean, David Leadbetter, Ben Hongo, Tim Mitchell, Gregory Fields, and many others. These lessons learned from many others helped me teach from beginner to tour players. I've been lucky enogh to work with players that have won every major.

I have authored two books with a third on the way. The second book is focused on how eye dominance affects your learning and playing,

I enjoy working with players of any level that want to improve.





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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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 80

Break 100

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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James's Facilities

LOR golf lab

Laguna Niguel CA

LOR golf lab uses full swing simulator along with dragon fly, force plates, high speed video and k-vest to assist us helping you!

*Coaching available to public

31341 Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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