Jim Phenicie, PGA Academy Director and Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year.
A native of Houston, Jim Phenicie has become one of the most sought after teachers and custom fitters in South Texas. Throughout his life, Jim was mentored by some of the best instructors in the country. Names like Hank Haney, Jim Flick, Chuck Cook, Jerry Smith and Dan Snider are just a few of the teachers that shaped Jim’s ideas today. Not long after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a BBA, Jim landed the Director of Instruction position at Kingwood Country Club’s Golf Advantage School where he directed the programs for 11 years. He also spent time in the dual role as Head Professional for the Forest Course (host to the movie Tin Cup) and as Director of the School.
Jim’s success followed him to WindRose Golf Club where he spent 7 years growing a Player Development Program into one of the largest in Texas, becoming the Advanced Fitting Works Center for Titleist and winning the coveted Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year award. This success continued as Jim spent 6 years at Royal Oaks CC in Houston as their Director of Instruction and Clubfitting where Jim received the Southern Texas PGA Presidents Plaque for Growing the Game. Jim returned to WindRose Golf Club in March 2016 as a partner in the ownership of WindRose along with Managing Partner and PGA Professional Kelly Walker.
Since he began teaching, Jim’s has captured many awards as he is a five-time Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year and nominee for GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America. Jim has been selected to the Golf Digest “Best Teachers in State” list since 2003 and is a GOLF Magazine Best Regional Instructor selection in the Southern US. Jim also holds several professional clubfitting certifications and works with players to ensure that they have the right equipment for their game.
Jim is a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff and the Prominent Fitter Team where he trained other PGA Professionals the art of custom fitting golf clubs. He has also served as a featured columnist for several monthly publications, as well as a frequent guest speaker on area radio and television programs. He is identified as a Top Instructor in the Houston area in both the BMW and Shell Golf Guides. Jim has also conducted seminars on teaching techniques for the advancement of PGA Professionals and has been on both the Southern Texas PGA Education Committee and Houston Golf Association Career Panel.
Jim’s Award Winning Instruction
½ hour $65
1 hour $125
90 minutes $190
½ hour $60
1 hour $110
90 minutes $170
Lesson packages are available upon request that offer great discounts on your instruction.
Package of 6 one hour sessions receive $100 discount!
Player Development Members buy 5 get one free on 1 hour sessions!