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 February 10, 2021

If you're an avid golfer and you live in a cool-weather climate, it can be...

From James Sieckmann On November 19, 2020

How do you choose the right club for those shots around the...

From James Sieckmann On November 19, 2020

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

From James Sieckmann On November 02, 2020
Though the least physically demanding of any phase in playing golf,...
From James Sieckmann On November 02, 2020

To become truly proficient in the short game, you can't be a One Trick Pony....

From James Sieckmann On November 02, 2020

In his extensive research on short game technique, Titleist staff member...

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