• 2020 and 2021Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • 2020 and 2021 Golf Range Association of America
  • 2017, 2019 and 2021 Nomination for the Golf Digest Magazine Best Teachers List
  • 2014 West Central Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2012 West Central Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year
  • 2011 US KIDS Golf TOP 50 Teacher “Honorable Mention”

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Testimonials & reviews

"Hello! Hope lesson going ok w weather. Am sure Maeve told you about making AHN team. She’s super pumped...we appreciate all of your coaching and assistance!"
~ Seth Miller Maeve’s Dad

"Hello! Just a report on Maeve’s first HS match tonight. Played well (not in her opinion but in her mom’s who was there) - shot a 55 at Eagles, v wet course and a place she’d where never played. Some solid holes (a par and 3 bogeys) but also 3 quads...from penalties etc. Ball-striking and short game solid, alignment was her biggest issue according to her and her mom. FYI for next week..appreciate all you are doing to help her...and most importantly, she’s having fun!"
~ September 4

"Thanks for helping Maeve - she went on and on about her lesson today. She’s progressing nicely... thanks again"
~ September 22

"Good morning! Just a quick note on Maeve - saw her play yesterday vs King at Temple Terrace. What an improvement. Awesome off tee (outdrove other women by 75+ yards often), fairway shots good but a bit inconsistent, and ok short game. Still learning to score (and some unlucky bounces) but swing is really coming along and she’s having fun. Appreciate your help!"
~ October 5

"Today I will give you a recap. Front 9 was like magic! Perfect swing path, felt great, 46!! Beginning of back nine lost it all. In retrospect I probably got greedy, swing got bigger, more like the old swing, hands drifted away. It took me a few holes to recover (probably 4-5), but then I righted the ship. Overall score was 101, but the bad holes were horrific, I kept hitting the ground, very ugly.

Overall I am thrilled...I am definitely on the right track. Also the 2 other things from this morning really helped: setting up aiming to the left, and bigger swing on those pitch shots. Thanks again!! See you next week!! Also, only lost 2 balls all day!"
~ Dr Ira Siegman

I started playing golf in November of 2016 and found myself shooting in the mid 100’s (on a good day) Over the next several months I took lessons from at least three different pros, but I never really keyed into what they were trying to tell me. After about a year I decided to take a lesson with James Kyle last May and within weeks I started shooting in the mid 90’s.

Two weeks ago, I decided to take another lesson with James and just after three rounds of applying what he taught me, I was able to shoot an 86. It was the very first time I broke 90. James is a great teacher and instructor and is able to break down your swing and coach you based on what he sees in. Not only that, he gives you confidence and allows you to trust what he teaches. I couldn’t be happier with the way I am striking the ball and I highly recommend that if you’re considering to improve your game, you contact James Kyle and let him work his magic!"
~ Noel Golden

"James, thanks to the AimPoint lesson you taught me a few weeks ago, my putting has improved significantly. This past Saturday, on the Golfweek Amateur North Central Florida Tour at World Woods, Pine Barrens, I won the C Flight event after a one hole tie-breaker. I had 30 putts in the round, no three-putts and, in the tie-breaker, sank a four-foot downhill left to right slider for par and the win. With the win, I also took our season's first place in the C flight points standing. I'm looking forward to taking another AimPoint lesson with you so that my putting will continue to improve"
~ Burt Harres

"Excellent coach for mastering your game. He is an excellent teacher. Have had a few lessons with other instructors and he is so much better at explaining how to improve your weaknesses and using technology as a tool to bring you to the next level. I already feel like I have knocked 10 strokes with 1 lesson along with practice. Can't wait to see how far I can go with his help and coaching. If you want to improve hire James. You won't regret it just will love the game more."

~ Robert Slack

"Finally got to play some golf after 2 weeks. New putting stroke was great. 11 holes and 4 birdies. First time in a decade I stood over a putt from any distance and said: "this is going in!" And sure enough it went in. Thanks James! Looking forward to next lesson."

~ Matt Pope

"Top-notch, friendly & encouraging expert golf instructor. James is a very friendly professional who can generate some big results in a single lesson. I might be an easier student than most with having had quite a few lessons when I was younger, and understanding some basics about the swing, but James quickly identified some things I was doing wrong, and within a few swings he had me hitting the ball much more solid. James uses the V1 video software on the iPad, which gives you quick feedback on what you did wrong, right, or the progress you made on your most recent swing. To top it off, James will give you a free account on an app he uses that will let you see the video from your most recent lesson, and it even lets you go frame-by-frame if you like when you are watching the clips that he uploads."

~ Sam Gordon

"Great Instructor! Really explains strengths and challenges in detail. Would recommend."

~ James Morris

"James was awesome! For someone who has never had a golf club in there hands before by end of lesson I was hitting ball 75 yards! James is a great instructor, understands how to accommodate to person's abilities and takes them to the next level with ease. I would recommend James to anyone interested in starting golf or improving their game! Extra plus is he makes the time during lesson fun too!"

~ MaryBeth Auleta

"My wife and I were new to golfing and we had played for about six weeks on our own. We had also gone to the driving range and listened to other players on how to better our game. However, we could never get our driving game any better. I decided to look online and find a golf instructor. I found James Kyle and I have to say, I was skeptical on how our lesson was going to turn out. We met him at his country club and he made us feel very comfortable and he was able to get our mind off learning and to just to play.

We immediately went to the driving range. After the first 30 minutes, my wife and I were driving the ball much further than what we were in the past. With just a few changes in our grip and position, things were better. We practiced for an hour. Once we were done with our lesson, we immediately booked another time later that month. We highly recommend beginner golfers, or even golfers that have played a long time to take the time to learn from James. He is amazing and we look forward to learning so much more about the game, oh ya, and to just have fun!"

~ Scott Glaeser

"Hitting the ball way better. Been putting in some work last week. Yesterday and today felt I was hitting the ball like I did 10 years ago. Grip and moving ball and club back in stance has helped . Getting more distance with driver also."

~ Tim Glennie

"Played Canyons Course in Park City. 45 on the front and 46 on back. Bogey on each of last two holes kept me from breaking 90. I can't begin to tell you how well it went. Had a birdie and 4 pars. Had the longest drive of my life on the 4th hole with a small yardage wedge over a creek on in 2. Missed birdie by 1/2 the roll of the golf ball. It was magnificent. What a feeling Sensei. Best round of my life."

~ Pete Cunzolo

"Madison had 25 putts yesterday. That may be a record for her (only 7 GIR). She shot a 73 on the North Course from the whites. Her putting tempo that you worked on last lesson is really making a difference."

~ Trevor Hewlett

"Before I began golf lessons with James Kyle I was shooting approximately 125. After 24 lessons I am now averaging 104. That’s almost 1 stroke per lesson! James is a very insightful and effective teacher. "

~ Margaret Davis

"Hi James, Wanted to report I’m definitely hitting farther in 2018. Today I reached my goal of hitting over 200 yards with a 204 yard drive on ELW-South #1 and finished with a 192 yarder on #9 with a 184 yarder on #5. All other drives for non-3-par holes were 168-173. As you recall, before your class, my drives were in the 140-150s range. The game is definitely more fun when, on many holes, I now have a chance at the green with a second shot. "

~ Steve Lucas

"You have impeccable timing sir! You texted me right before I started to hit at the range. Wanted to hit a few before I texted you back. First of all, regarding Friday, my nickname is now the sandbagger. Played surprisingly well. Hitting the ball very good today. I love my new driver. Thank you! About to try the 5 wood. Thanks for checking in on me."

~ Dr Randy Diez

"I have been coming down to Tampa periodically from NYC for the last few years, and my first priority is always to book a lesson (or two) with James Kyle. I have taken lessons, read books, gone to golf schools, but ten minutes with James is worth more than all of those combined. He doesn't teach a method, he teaches YOU. He sees what your problems are and quickly fixes them but not by applying Band-Aids - he helps you find your own best swing. Also, he is relentlessly positive, so I always know that by the end of every lesson I am a better golfer. JAMES IS THE MAN!!!"

~ Richard B.

"James, mid season here in Indiana. I just want to thank you again for your lessons these last two years. I am ingraining the iron and driver lessons from this spring. Feel that these changes are very positive and will just keep getting better. The putting methodology is in place and very consistent.

Your encouragement in combo with your technical suggestions have reinvigorated my optimism for this wonderfully tormenting game.

See you next spring."

~ Perry

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East Lake Woodlands Country Club
1055 E Lake Woodlands Pkwy
Oldsmar, FL 34677


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