Meet Our Pros
Improve your golf game with the help of our golf teaching professionals at Mallard Creek
Jim Wise – PGA
Jim has been a Class A member of the PGA for 23 years and has been playing golf for 40 years. Most recently, Jim was the Head Golf Professional at Columbia Hills Country Club from 1997-2013.
Competitively, Jim has played in many tournaments in Florida and Ohio, was a member of the Bowling Green State University Taxi Squad golf team and played high school golf at Canton GlenOak.
Jim attended The Golf Academy of the South earning a degree in Golf Management. A major emphasis is placed on studying the golf swing during this two year degree. Combining his knowledge of the golf swing with his 23 years of teaching experience, Jim has developed a keen eye for the faults and fixes of golf swings. Jim’s teaching philosophy is to treat each golfer individually. He develops a swing or recommends swing adjustments based on each person’s abilities. He tries to keep his lessons fun, positive and encouraging.
Jim uses computer video in just about every lesson and emails you a video of your swing after every lesson with notes attached. Jim is also a certified club fitter and a certified golf club repair technician.
Trummie Hudson – USGTF
Meet Trummie Hudson, our resident pro since joining the staff at Mallard Creek in 2009. He earned his Professional Teaching Certificiate at the United States Golf Teachers Federation. Trummie has been teaching golf since 1991.
Trummie began playing golf at the prompting of his colleagues asking him to join the company golf league. He joined the league and quickly became a very good player and was hooked. His game continued to grow and before he knew it, he was playing competitively in many local tournaments.
As his game grew, so did his love for helping others with their game. He began teaching friends and managed to establish quite a following. Since he enjoyed helping people learn how to golf, he decided to become a Teaching Professional. After teaching 23 years, Trummie’s philosophy is keeping golf simple and enjoyable for each individual with solid and sound fundamentals.
Trummie enjoys private and group lessons. He also enjoys lessons with both new and experienced golfers. no matter what age. Today, Trummie uses video to help capture the swing, provide feedback to golfers and allow them to learn even better. He has been the lead instructor of the Junior Duck Camp at Mallard since 2010.