Director of Instruction
Jim Estes Golf Academy
Jim Estes is a pioneer and mentor in the adaptive golf arena, and PGA Professionals are using his adaptive curriculum in group settings and private coaching programs nationwide. To date, Jim has introduced more than 5,000 post-9/11 veterans and their family members to the game of golf. Since its founding, the SMGA has provided more than 2500 custom-fitted club sets to wounded veterans, and through a lifetime membership program, offers veterans five sustainment golf lessons per year with PGA of America Professionals. Jim recently was awarded 2020 PGA Player Development Award Winner for the Mid-Atlantic PGA. Jim Estes is the Co-Founder and National Director of Golf for the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA). The SMGA conducts programs nationally, in U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia via chapter Warrior Golf Clinics and its American Golfer Program (AGP).