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Jim Surber

Jim Surber, PGA
Accredited PGA Teaching Professional

Professional Experience

Teaching Professional  – Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM
Director of Instruction – Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa – Bernalillo, NM
Teaching Professional  – The Club at PGA West – La Quinta, CA
Teaching Professional  – Pebble Beach Resorts – Monterey County, CA
Teaching Professional  – Roland Stafford Golf Schools – Margaretville, NY
Teaching Professional  – California Golf Schools – CA
Teaching Professional  – Atlanta Golf Center – Norcross, GA

Former Member of the German PGA
Teaching Professional  - Golf Club Feldafing
Teaching Professional  - Golf Club Hochstatt

*Acknowledged for Contributions to the PGA of America Instruction Manual
*Recipient of the PGA of America Horton Smith Award for Education

Over the last 20  years, I have been a Head Professional or Teaching  Professional at both private and public golf clubs in Europe and America. I have concentrated specifically on teaching the latter part of my career. Some of my teaching experience includes being Director of Instruction at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, teaching golf schools at PGA West and Pebble Beach, Roland Stafford Golf Schools, California Golf Schools and the highly regarded Atlanta Golf Center. I developed and operated my own golf laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I developed a 4 camera triangulated video system to measure and quantify golf movement. I started a regional golf newspaper in the Sun Country section of the PGA.

My playing experience consists of playing in professional tournaments on local and international levels.  I have also caddied at Pebble Beach for a couple of years and have been a paid rules official for the Pepsi Tour. Working with juniors has always been one of my favorite endeavors. I have worked for the First Tee program as well as running my own junior clinics and schools. This gives you an idea of the experience I can draw on to help you achieve your goals in golf.