Jim O'Keefe, PGA

Golf Instructor
PGA Crest

Portland, OR
The Golf Gym, Portland, OR

About Jim

I’ve always loved to play any game with a ball; tennis, basketball, football and baseball. But, it was golf that was calling me. It’s where my mind wondered. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I was thinking about my golf swing and how I should be on the golf course practicing as a fly ball was heading my way in centerfield. It was time to focus on the game of golf. I was on a mission to get better. A couple of years later, my family moved to Iowa and I started working at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. I realized with practice and some good coaching, You Can improve.
I moved to Texas while in college and had the opportunity to play with guys on the PGA Tour gals on the LPGA tour, various mini tour players and highly ranked amateurs. It was there I realized that I wanted to pursue golf as my profession. My ability to connect with all golfers regardless of where they were on their journey was exciting and very natural for me. I wanted to make a career of it. I spent over a decade in the golf business and became a member of the PGA of America. My favorite days were working with players who were new to the game or anyone who had the bug and wanted to improve. I pivoted from golf to selling software in midlife while raising my family. Now my passion for golf has called me back and I’m excited to share my knowledge with golfers of all levels. Come see us at The Golf Gym and share your passion of golf or start your journey with us!

Credentials Include: Member PGA of America American Development Model (ADM) Certified Sports Box 3D Certified OSAA/NFHS National High School Federation Cert’s PGA HOPE Certified Instructor


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Jim'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 80

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Improve your Short Game

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Jim's Facilities

The Golf Gym

Portland OR

A true golf studio featuring 1 on 1 instruction utilizing Foresight launch monitor, 3D SportsBox AI technology, K-Vest technology and the workout space and weights to build stronger golfers. If you've ever felt nervous about getting a lesson in front of a crowd; you'll certainly feel your in a learning environment where all of your goals can be reached.

*Coaching available to public

4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

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