James Sieckmann, awarded The 2018 PGA of Americas National Teacher of the Year, currently operates the Shadow Ridge Golf Academy in Omaha, NE. Additionally, James has been recognized by Golf Magazine as a Top 100 Teacher in America, Golf Digest Top 50, and nine-time PGA Section Teacher of the Year. He currently instructs eighteen PGA Tour, Web.com and LPGA Tour Players who have combined to over twenty tour victories. James has presented his coaching methods at TPI Level 3 Golf Professional Certification Courses, World Golf Fitness Summit, and for PGA Sweden, PGA Spain and the Federation De Golf Columbia.
James is the best-selling author of two books on eliciting high performance on and around the greens (featured below) and has numerous instructional pieces published. He co-founded and developed The Speed Stik which is a training aid that simultaneously improves balance, flexibility, technique and strength. The product has been used by many of the best players in the world and was endorsed Vijay Singh. Prior to his current position, James taught golf schools in Florida and played professionally in Asia, South America and throughout the world.