Jim Young is a Class A PGA and TPI Certified Teaching Professional. He works with all ages and levels of golfer from juniors to seniors and beginners to touring professionals. Jim teaches the whole game, including putting, short game, full swing, course strategy, mental game and golf fitness. In addition, Jim is a Certified club fitter who can ensure students have the right driver, fairway clubs, irons, wedges and putter to fit their game. Jim partners with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor. He teaches both individual and group lessons, specializing in Junior Camps and Ladies Clinics.
Jim played both high school and college golf including tournament wins and All-Conference honors at The University of Kansas. After graduating from KU Jim played golf professionally before several years in the business world. In the last few years Jim has played as a professional in the South Central Section of the PGA and has won individual and team events.
In 2014, Jim won the South Central PGA Pro-Scratch Championship (with amateur partner Trent Evans) and the South Central Section Assistants Championship, qualifying for the PGA National Assistants Championship.
In 2015, Jim won the South Central PGA Assistants Association Championship for the second time, the Assistants Cup Matches and was named Assistant Player of the Year for the South Central PGA along with Player of the Year for the Western Oklahoma Chapter of the South Central PGA. In addition Jim was named Western Oklahoma Chapter Teacher of the Year and Patriot Award Winner for his work with the PGA Hope Veterans program.
In 2016, Jim won the South Central PGA Assistants Match Play and Assistants Association Championship, was named Assistant Player of the Year for the South Central PGA along with Player of the Year for the Western Oklahoma Chapter. Jim was given the 2016 Player Development Award for the Western Oklahoma Chapter of the South Central PGA.
In 2017, Jim won the South Central PGA Omega Series Western Oklahoma and Arkansas events and was named Western Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and received the Western Oklahoma Player Development Award.
Jim began Jim Young Golf in 2009 and works with River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, OK as a partner, facility.
Jim lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife and two sons.