Resume Jim Woods

Objective

To become the Director of Instruction at a premier golf facility where I can promote the growth, spirit and integrity of the game through, teaching, playing, and competitions, while utilizing my knowledge and expertise to increase profitability, customer satisfaction, and facility advancement

 

Summary

Qualified in all aspects of golf course and facility management, business development, teaching, merchandising, club fitting, club repairs, visual marketing, social media, and an above average player

 

Employment

  • (2013-Present) PGA Head Golf Professional
    Putnam County Golf Course – 18 Hole public golf course averaging 30,000 rounds per year Mahopac, New York

 

  • (2009-2012) Director of Instruction, Owner and Operator
    Woods Golf School – High volume outdoor golf learning center, indoor golf technology studio, fitness training area and professional golf shop offering expert fitting and repairs, Tinton Falls, New Jersey

 

  • (2004-2008) Director of Golf, Head Teaching Professional and Tournament Director
    Forsgate Country Club – 36 Hole private facility with 600 members averaging 48,000 rounds per year, Monroe Township, New Jersey

 

  • (1994-2003) PGA Head Professional and First Assistant
    IBM Country Club – 27 Hole private facility with 900 members averaging 41,000 rounds per year, Johnson City, New York

 

Experience 

 

Golf Instruction, Golf Club Fitting and Repair

  • Instructed thousands of golf lessons to all ages and abilities while developing a successful teaching philosophy built through a lifetime of education, experience, teaching, and playing

  • Unique ability to determine learning styles and student limitations while using specific analogies to communicate effectively with all types of golfers

  • Developed and conducted hundreds of golfer development programs, clinics, camps, seminars, demo days, club fitting days, and PGA of America golf programs

  • Designed, developed and operated two indoor golf studios at private and public facilities using the latest technology and training aids to accelerate the learning process

  • Created and Hosted a live radio golf talk show and web site called “Questions on Golf” promoting live call in radio golf instruction and golf information

  • Perform all types of basic and advanced club repair and fitting utilizing a personally owned state of the art repair center that includes all Mitchell golf repair equipment

  • Skilled in all types of club fitting systems offered by many major golf companies including: Titleist, Ping, Cobra, Callaway, and Adams

 

Management and Operations

  • Hired, trained, and evaluated hundreds of employees with a strong emphasis on customer service

  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures with detailed job descriptions for each position

  • Created annual budgets, forecasting and sales strategies for three multi million dollar properties including all accounting and daily operations as the owner of two LLC’s

  • Created purchasing plans and inventory control systems for five professional shops as well as maintenance and set up of several point of sale systems

 

Marketing and Advertising

  • Produced and designed, visual marketing pieces, internet promotions, social media blasts, magazine and newspaper publications, facility brochures and signage for several golf courses, and golf programs

  • Maintained and created a database of over 4,500 names though promotions and golf shows while offering golf tips, contests, and events using Constant Contact to communicate through email newsletters

  • Developed and maintained multiple professional web sites that included an online booking systems, event calendars, online stores, blogs, testimonials, and other golf related tips and topics

  • Created reciprocal golf programs that included multiple golf courses adding value to membership

 

Tournament Operations

  • Coordinated successful tournaments for hundreds of member events, corporate events and 10 PGA Tour qualifiers for “The BC Open” for the Central New York PGA

  • Coordinated golf logistics for the “Forsgate Foundation Celebrity Golf Charity Classic” event included PGA and LPGA Tour professionals, celebrities, multiple sponsors and charity auction raising over $50,000 for local and national charities

  • Organized 72 golf leagues that included payment plans, schedules with rotations, prizes and food

 

Education and Professional

  • Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York (1990-1992)

  • PGA Class A Professional (1998-Present)

  • PGA Presidents Council (2005-2011)

  • EMACC – Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (2009-2012)

  • Nominated as New Jersey PGA Golf Teacher of the Year (2011, 2012)

  • Voted best Golf Professional in the Southern Tier of New York (1998, 1999)

  • Career Expo Guest Speaker at Binghamton University on Professional Golf Management (2001)

  • Volunteer “Making Dreams Come True Program” United Methodist Homes (2001)

  • Secretary for the Central New York Assistants Association (1996, 1997)

  • Winner of the Titleist GPTP Scholarship in Central New York (1997, 1998)

 

Playing History

  • Contestant in the PGA Tour Event “The BC Open” (1999, 2003)

  • US Open Medalist in Local Qualifier and Sectional Contender in (2003)

  • Tied course record twice with a score of 61 at the IBM County Club (2000, 2002)

  • Broome Community College Player of the year and captain (1992)

 

Computer Experience

  • Proficient with Apple and Windows platforms and office suites

  • V1, Swing View Pro, K-Vest, Vector Launch Monitor, TOMI Putting System, GHIN, and TPP

  • Web site design, Constant Contact, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter

 

References

Available upon request