Originally from Windsor Connecticut, Jim Becker, moved south with his family to Marietta Georgia for his junior year in high school. Jim accepted a golf scholarship at the University of Georgia and attended the school of business majoring in general management. He was an “All Southeastern Conference” and “All American” collegiate golfer at UGA. Jim was voted most valuable player his senior year for his Bulldog Golf Team. His teammates at UGA included Bill Kratzert, Tim Simpson, and Chip Beck (Mr. 59). All were four time winners on the PGA Tour. In January 2010, Jim was inducted into the Wheeler High School Hall of Fame in Marietta, Georgia.
Jim's extensive playing background has included competing in events on the PGA, European, Web.Com, Canadian, and South African Tours as well as the regional New England events. Jim has won over 50 golf tournaments worldwide including the Southern Juniors, the Chris Schenkel Intercollegiate, the New England Open, twice the Connecticut Open, Vermont Senior Open, three times the Rhode Island Senior Open, Cape Cod Senior Open, Greater Hartford Senior Open, the Bermuda Senior Open, and most recently the 2012and 2015 Connecticut Senior Opens.
Along the way, Jim has achieved over 30 years of teaching experience. Recently, he has been working with Fran Quinn, who has won three times on the Web.Com Tour.Fran has also been a member of the PGA Tour. Fran now is starting to compete on the Champions Tour with a recent 3rd place finish in Seattle. Jim also is working with Selanee Henderson a member of the Symetra Tour. Selanee has had several top ten finishes and is a former Big Break runner-up.Jim enjoys working with several talented junior players from the Connecticut, Massachusetts area, and Florida. They are the future of our game!
Whether you are a professional tour player or a beginning golf student Jim takes delight in the success of all his golf players. Playing lessons have become a popular choice for many of his students. These lessons go over on course pre-shot routine, course management, shot control, short game, shot selection, 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!
Jim has the experience of over 20 plus years in golf retail sales. Including three years of managing a multi-million dollar golf discount retail store. Under his management that store achieved its first million-dollar month of sales along with the stores all-time high in sales of ten million for a year. His expertise in club fitting includes extensive knowledge of innovative shafts, club head design, grip size, and golf ball technology. Jim relies on this knowledge to allow his golf students to achieve their very best results!
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