Almaden Golf And Country Club

Almaden Golf And Country Club

5.0 (3)
3 hires on
80 employees
53 years in business

About this pro

With 20+ years of golf instruction experience, Jody invites fun and energy in his teaching. A PGA member since 2000, he has enjoyed working at many local facilities like Pasatiempo GC, Sharon Heights GCC and Silver Creek Valley CC. Offering lessons in all facets of the game, Jody enjoys the short game most, as it inspires the feel and creativity of a player. When not playing golf, Jody can be found on the links, on the ski slopes, or with his family enjoying any outdoor activity.

When a student shares a success story with me, it validates my work...I find so much reward in their story and how we worked together to improve their game.

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San Jose, CA 95120
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3 Reviews


  • Deb Shaw

    Jody, my Golf Coach is patient, kind and provides very good feedback for me to become a good golfer. My 2 Strokes have been a challenge, but with Jody's coaching, I've developed a positive approach to eventually being able to play a round of 9-hole golf...eventually! The Driving Range & Putting Area is wonderfully kept and very enjoyable. I am very thankful to having Jody work with me and my health shortcomings to take on this goal--golf. "Take dead aim!"

  • Daniel Webster

    Jody is one of the most professional and impactful instructors I have ever worked with. He personally guided me on the journey from from a 10 to a 5 handicap when I joined San Jose Country Club. He is also one of the key reasons I joined the club and felt welcome on day one. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking to elevate their game to the next level, especially Junior Players aspiring to play college golf. Enthusiastically, Daniel Webster President, Driven Academics Inc

  • Pat Murray

    Jody made the lesson fun and productive. He was able to break down my swing and focus on a couple simple points which not only made sense but worked. I was able to take it from the practice range to the golf course which was a great feeling.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get a feel for the student's goals and cater to their specific needs.  Let's face it - time and money are important to people...I prefer not to waste either one.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a PGA Member and have been for 19 years.

I am a certified clubfitter for Callaway, Titleist and Taylor Made

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Normally it's $100 per hour.  I would give a lesson FREE after 5 fully paid lessons.

Referrals get a free lesson after their friend spends an hour or more with me...

How did you get started teaching?

I quickly realized that teaching is a great way to supplement my income - I also enjoy the satisfaction I get when a student improves from my advice.

I got started back in 1996 in Houston Texas where I learned from my pro that this is the way to be a successful PGA member.  I have learned from great mentors like Fred Shoemaker, John Snopkowski, Don Leone and others...

What types of students have you worked with?

All types


Tour Caliber players


Stroke Victims/War Veterans

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Both the Saving Strokes event and Special Olympics are dear to me.  I enjoy the smiles and feedback I get when these awesome people enjoy the art of swinging a club.

No better feeling than to share some time with these people!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Go out and meet the pro and chat with them...Get to know them and try them out for an hour.  Hopefully the pro can see something that makes a difference in a matter of 3 swings.  

If they are trying to break you down and rebuild, they might not be the best for you...

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I think the student should be a good listener and be ready to be coached.  A lot of folks want a quick fix - that's not the best way to approach golf.  Awareness is so important.  Golfers need to understand that change takes time and its not an overnight thing.

Ask the coach to set goals with your lifestyle in mind.  So you and he/she can outline the time and money you can expect to spend...

Ask the coach about equipment and fittings as they come first in my opinion.  Hard to be good with misfit equipment.