James Leitz

Full Swing Science

Head Golf Professional, Pinewood Country Club, Slidell, Louisiana; PGA Tour Advisor for Core Golf Academy, Orlando, Florida

Area of Expertise:

James is a graduate of McNeese State University where he played 4 straight years of Divison 1 golf.  He has been a student of the game for more than 30 years, taking a keen interest in the science behind why the ball flies where it does.  He is one of only 8 clubfitters certified by the National P.G.A.  He is an authorized instructor of the Golfing Machine (G.E.S.B.) and holds a Trackman University Master Status.


James has extensive PGA experience dating back to the late 1980’s. In 1989, he was the Junior Golf Blitz Coordinator for the Gulf States Section PGA. He served as Vice President of the Louisiana Chapter PGA from 1992-1993 and as President from 1994 – 1996. From 1992 – 1994, he was the Gulf States PGA Education Chairman and from 2000 – 2001, he served as the Gulf States PGA Awards Chairman. James has served as the featured speaker in numerous PGA and other golfing seminars, shows, summits and workshops. He has authored articles in Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Magazine and Golf.com


  • 1988 Junior Promoter of the Year – Louisiana Chapter P.G.A.
  • 1999 Horton Smith Award Winner Gulf States P.G.A.
  • 1991 Golf Professional of the Year, Louisiana Chapter P.G.A.
  • 1993 Golf Professional of the Year, Gulf States P.G.A.
  • 2002 Teacher of the Year, Gulf States P.G.A.
  • 2005 Teacher of the Year, Gulf States P.G.A.
  • 2006 Barbato/Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Louisiana P.G.A. Many more!

What This Means to You:

James Leitz has revolutionized the game of golf with his research and testing around the D Plane and the overall golf swing. He is consultant to top golf coaches around the world, including council expert Sean Foley. His ability to break down complex scientific advancements and teach the average golfer how to implement them will benefit every member at every level.

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