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A teaching pro based out of Southern California. As a former PGA Tour player, he has a track record of developing top tour professionals and amateurs over the last two decades. His students have won PGA Tour titles to USGA National Championships and he has helped over 50 students earn full scholarships to the nation’s Top Division 1 golf programs.


"Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don't lose the passion and the love for what you do."

— Nadia Comaneci

1996 - US Amateur

In 1996, James became the youngest golfer to qualify for U.S. Amateur at age 14 years, 4 months, 20 days. One month younger than Bobby Jones in 1916.


1998 - US Junior Amateur

James won the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur at Conway Farms defeating Aaron Baddeley in the finals.

2000 - UNLV

James played one season of college golf at the University of Nevada Las Vegas before turning professional in 2001.


2003 - Nationwide Tour Win

James Monday-qualified for the Mark Christopher Charity Classicand went on to win the event. At age 21 years, 5 months and 27 days, he became the youngest winner on the Nationwide Tour.

PGA Tour

James played on the PGA Tour in 2009 after earning his card in Q School.


Tour of Instruction

James is currently a golf instructor in his hometown of Lakewood, California. His clientele consists of some of the best juniors and amateurs in the world as well as PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour professionals.

Golf Channel

James recently had the opportunity to be part of Golf Channel's on-site broadcast team for the 2021 US Open and US Amateur..

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