Students & Golfers,
I hope you all enjoyed what was a fairly dominate performance from a young man at Augusta this past week/weekend. After Friday, I made a bold statement that he would not lose this tournament, and only a few could take it from him. Well... He stayed committed to his process and felt the inner glaze of a green jacket sizzle his skin late Sunday. What a great feeling, for a great young man...
All that being said, I want to share with you one area of Jordan's game that keeps him around on weekends and allows him to dominate when all areas of his game are in order...
AVOIDING THE 3 PUTT:
Jordan isn't the longest hitter on tour (I wouldn't say he's short however) and clearly he isn't classified as a veteran (yet) but will be in no time. We all understand he has a sharp mind, well balanced lifestyle and speaks as if he's in his mid 30's qualified to win on any course. He makes a barrage of birdies and currently ranked #1 in scoring average. All that being said, I've done my research on what attribute keeps him around or leading most tournaments...
HE AVOIDS THE 3 PUTT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
He's currently ranked 10th in 3 putt average, #1 in putting average, 1 Putt Percentage he is ranked #2, and ranked #1 in putts per round for 2015.
“James Has inspired many players of all levels (including myself) to work hard at improving their game. Teaching young and old, neophytes and seniors how to play the game of golf with a zeal and circumspection few purely golf teachers dare to parse. James' approach blends the refined methods of physical strength, fitness, rigid but sensible diet and the power of inner focus to achieve the "way of the Tiger," referencing Wood's brilliance on the course. "After all his [Tiger's] achievements never were taken lightly or casually assumed to be a given. To get to the top, you need to think like a champion," Jordan offers. He matches his reflection with measured optimism philosophically.”
– Dr. Jimmy Jordan
PGA Professional 1990-2010
“After winning the putting contest at our charity event, James gave a few pointers out to some of us on the practice green. The tips were very helpful and he sure is a passionate young man!”
– Bob Miller
Los Angeles Kings Announcer
“It’s been more than an improvement in swing and fundamentals with James. Since we met (2011) he’s inspired me to set goals, visualize and enjoy the game of Golf. I’m learning to grow emotionally, technically and mentally more by the work I’ve done with him than any other”
– Aaron Lee
“On the professional level, visualization and belief is just as important as swing fundamentals. James has been a supporting and passionate light in my life, when it comes to the mental aspect of the golf game”.
– Justin Itzen
Canadian & Golden State Tour Professional
“I was lucky enough to meet James the day he shot a course record “61” at the Encino golf course. He had another friend he was helping that day, and was answering most my questions about the short game. He chipped in twice and seemed like he couldn’t miss a putt, so it was only right I bugged him! He really knows a great deal about the game”.
– Charles Kim
"Thank you James for working so patiently with us and introducing us to the basics of Golf. We truly enjoyed your help golfing on season 4 of our show!"
– Joyce & Kyle Richards
"Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills"
“I’ve met James A few times at my charity clinics. People seem to be just as fascinated with his teachings as they are with me hitting the long ball”.
– Vincent Ciurluini
Long Drive Champion & T.V. Personality.
“When I came to James, I was trying to teach myself “stack and tilt” and self diagnose. I found that many of my fundamentals and self diagnostics we’re hurting my swing and golf performance. One day at the range, James noticed the challenges and offered to assist in bettering my swing. The changes that night were immediately effective and we began the process of a weekly meeting in bettering my swing. He has immensely improved my swing and thought process along the way”
– Angelo Palumbo
Licensed Fitness Instructor
“It’s always a good decision to see James before one of our Laker tournaments. He relates the tempo and feel of the golf swing “Like Shooting A Free Throw“ Nice and Smooth. Thanks for your help J”.
– Elgin Baylor
Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer
“Thank you James! As much as Michelle’s father and I have taught her, you have built some mental confidence in her as she starts her AJGA Golf journey. We appreciate you and what you’ve taught Michelle swing wise and mentally”.