James Sieckmann

Recognized as a Top 100 Teacher in America by Golf Magazine, a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher and a nine-time PGA Section Teacher of the Year, James is one of the most highly sought-after short game instructors in the world.

Meet James

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From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020

If your idea of putting practice is taking three golf balls out of your bag...

From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020

Great putting is a combination of proper aim and proper speed, but as...

From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020

The bunker shot is said to be the easiest shot for tour pros, and yet it...

From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020
To improve your short game, Titleist staff member James Sieckmann stresses...
From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020

In his book "Your Short Game Solution", Titleist staff member James Sieckmann...

From James Sieckmann On October 21, 2020
Distance wedges (shots that carry anywhere from 35-120 yards) represent a huge...

MEET JAMES

James Sieckmann currently operates the Shadow Ridge Golf Academy in Omaha, NE. Recognized as a Top 100 Teacher in America by Golf Magazine, a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher and a nine-time PGA Section Teacher of the Year, James is one of the most highly sought-after short game instructors in the world. In 2018 he was honored as the National PGA Teacher of the Year. He currently instructs eighteen PGA Tour, Web.com and LPGA Tour Players who have combined to win over twenty tour events.

A Titleist staff member since 2010, James is the best-selling author of books on wedge play and putting. He has presented coaching methods at the World Golf Fitness Summit, TPI Level 3 Golf Professional Certification Courses, and served as an educational resource for PGA Sweden, PGA Spain and the Federation De Golf Colombia. Prior to his current position, James taught golf schools in Florida and played professionally in Asia, South America and throughout the world.

For more instruction from James, visit jsegolfacademy.com, and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


In this episode of the Earn Your Edge podcast, James joins fellow Titleist staff instructor, Corey Lundberg, to share some short game wisdom.

"It takes great information, mental discipline, and the willingness to do the right things the right way every day."

- James Sieckmann