Jim McLean Golf Center - Texas

Jim McLean Golf Center - Texas

5.0 (13)
6 hires on Lessons.com
21 employees
18 years in business

About this pro

Improvement is guaranteed!

I have taught with and studied under numerous "Top 100", "America's 50 Greatest", and Golf Digest "Best Young" instructors including Jim McLean, Rick Smith, Brian Mogg, Charlie King, Joey Wuertemberger, Jason Guss, and more.

I use industry-leading technologies in every lesson as tools to accelerate your improvement. These include TrackMan, high-speed video and JC Video analysis software, SAM PuttLab, BodiTrak, and more. Whatever you need, we will use to get you better.

My philosophy on golf instruction is pretty simple: 1. Have fun! Golf should be enjoyable. If it's not, why play? 2. Not everyone is the same, so they shouldn't all have to play golf or swing the same way. Individuality is good. 3. There are certain things the best players in the world do or don't do. This is part of what makes them the best and these are the important skills I will teach you to master.

I don't just want to teach you how to swing a club. I want to teach you how to play the game of golf, how to make strategic decisions, how to practice effectively, how to be creative and enjoy the game, the rules and etiquette, how to master the mental game, and how to win.

Come join me on Facebook on my page "Taylor Riggin, PGA - Golf Instructor" or see me on GolfSwing.com where you can view some of my instructional videos.

I love golf, I love being around the game, and I love getting to know new people. Teaching golf lets me do all three at the same time. The best part about being an instructor is seeing a student get excited about hitting great shots, lowering scores, or winning tournaments.

I enjoy teaching all types: men, women, juniors, beginners, advanced/competitive players, etc. No matter where you are, you can always get better and that's why I'm here.

I especially love students who want to get better and are willing to practice. Watching the improvement is very fulfilling.

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Fort Worth, TX 76120
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13 Reviews


  • Susan Long

    High tech evaluations of golf swing, grip, etc.

  • Michael Turner

    Taylor didn't try to make wholesale changes to my swing and has continued to analyze my swing and giving me things to work on. After the instruction he summarizes the takeaways and I know what drills I need to do to accomplish the changes. He also explains things in different ways and makes sure that I know how to make the changes without him there. This will eventually lead me to be able to correct my swing.

  • John and Magdalena Wiertzema

    We cannot say enough of what a blessing it is to have Coach Taylor Riggin instructing our sons. He is genuinely committed and dedicated to helping them improve their game and to reach their full potential. He goes above and beyond what is required of him and is professional and courteous. He is highly skilled and has a great eye in making adjustments for the optimal golf swing that they may develop the best swings possible for power and accuracy.

  • Robert Hernandez

    very nice facility and great staff

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

After my student warms up, we will usually begin by taking video of the type of shot or swing we will be working on and discussing what they are doing and how to improve it. Then we go inside our teaching center to analyze the video, identify areas for improvement, look at pro swing examples, and make a plan. We may spend some time inside working on drills or using the cameras and then finish back outside hitting shots and seeing the improved ball flight.

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

I am certified to teach under two "Top 100" instructors and have been trained to teach by Jim McLean, #3 ranked golf teacher in the world. I have also trained under and learned from numerous other top ranked instructors.

In addition to this I am also TPI Certified. This has helped me to understand and identify stability and mobility issues with the body and how that correlates to the golf swing. This allows me to be prepared to get to the root of many golf swing issues by recommending exercises or referring clients to a physical fitness professional to help them improve those limitations.

I am a Class-A PGA member who graduated from the University of Idaho in Marketing and PGA Golf Management where I spent all of my time and internships focused on becoming an instructor.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all types of students at every level. Male, female, older, younger, etc. I especially enjoy teaching competitive players.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I started teaching an 11 year old girl who's previous best competitive score was a 92. This summer she won numerous junior tournaments and shot a 76 in competition.

2 of my other students recently won their age divisions in the Fort Worth City Junior, a 4 day tournament.

In the last couple weeks, 3 of my junior students finished first and 2 others in the top 5 in their tournaments.

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

Make sure that the instructor you find has a structured system that they use to teach. Disorganized or "fad" teachers will do little to help you in your improvement.

Also, make sure that they are a student of the game and they study the swings of the best players in the world. Ask them directly what they do regularly to improve themselves as an instructor

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

What are my goals for my first lesson as well as for golf in general?

What do I want out of golf and how much time do I have to practice?

Do I have any physical limitations?