Originally from Windsor Connecticut, Jim Becker, moved south with his family to Marietta Georgia for his junior year in high school. Jim accepted a Full Golf Scholarship to the University of Georgia and attended the Business School Majoring in General Management. He was an All American, All Southeastern Conference, Collegiate golfer and a four year Letterman at the University of Georgia Jim was voted most valuable player his senior year for his Bulldog Golf Team. In January 2010, Jim was inducted into the Wheeler High School Hall of Fame in Marietta, Georgia.
Jim's playing background includes competing in events on the PGA, European, Hogan, Nike, Buy.com, Web.Com, Canadian, and South African Tours as well as many regional New England events. Jim has won over 60 golf tournaments including the Southern Juniors, the Chris Schenkel Intercollegiate, the New England Open, the Connecticut Open (2), the Vermont Senior Open, the Rhode Island Senior Open (4), the Cape Cod Senior Open, the Greater Hartford Senior Open, the Bermuda Senior Open, and the Connecticut Senior Open (3). Jim's latest win was the 2020 Ct Senior Open and made him the only three time winner of this Open.
Jim has over 30 years of Golf teaching experience. Jim is now working with several young talented Junior Golfers that are playing golf at the Collegiate level! They are the future of our great game! Recently, Jim has worked with Fran Quinn a former PGA Tour player, four time Web.com winner and current 2020 PGA Tour Champions player. Jim has also worked with several Symetra Tour players including former Big Break runner-up Selanee Henderson.
Whether you are a professional tour player or a beginning golfer, Jim takes delight in the success of all his students. Playing lessons have become a popular choice for many of his students. These lessons cover on course pre-shot routine, course management, shot selection & shot control, short game shots, and reading greens. Group, clinic, and corporate outing rates are welcome and available. Jim Becker golf lessons are sure to take your game to the next level!
Along the way, Jim also has 20 plus years experience in golf retail sales. Including three years of managing a multi-million dollar golf discount retail store. Under Jim's management the store set its all time yearly record sales of 9.8 million! Jim's expertise in club fitting includes extensive knowledge of golf shafts, golf club head design, grip size, and golf ball technology. This background blends very well with Jim's Golf Instruction and can be a valuable asset for all his students.
Jim lives on Talcott Mountain with his wife Geena, a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate and their two dogs Waldo and Pax. He has a son Brandon who is a Graduate of Central Connecticut State University and is currently the TaylorMade Golf Representative in the Western Carolinas. Brandon and his wife Jennifer live in Greenville SC. Jennifer also works for William Raveis Real Estate. Brandon and Jennifer have two children Payton age 4 and newly born Logan! Jim and Geena's Grandchildren are their pride and joy!
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