About Jordan

Jordan began his golf career at the age of 7 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and earned a full athletic scholarship to attend Eastern Michigan University. While at EMU, Jordan won medalist honors at several NCAA D1 events. He was a two year captain and was named Second Team ALL-MAC in 1994.

Jordan turned professional after college, qualifying to play on the PGA Tour – Canada. He spent three seasons traveling across Canada competing with professionals from around the globe. In the winter months, Jordan spent time in Florida, learning from the legendary great, Moe Norman.

In 1997, Jordan returned to Michigan, married (Kristin), and began work at some of the premier private clubs in SE Michigan; Walnut Creek CC, 97, Grosse Ile CC, 98-05 and Barton Hills CC, 2006. From these valued experiences, Jordan grew as an instructor, learning more about his teaching skills and his passion to help others. In the past several years, Jordan has spent time learning from the following industry leaders; Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, Brian Manzella, Sean Foley, Mike Malaska, Henry Brunton, Dr. Rick Jensen, Liam Mucklow, Jon Sinclair, Rob Houlding, Dr. Jim Suttie, Mike Bennett, Tom Patri, Jake Thurm and Mr. Jim Flick.

Currently, Jordan is entering his 13th season at Fox Hills. After increasing brand awareness for instruction over the past decade at Fox Hills, Jordan now operates Jordan Young Golf and continues to grow his business throughout the country. Jordan’s specific design of the Fox Hills Performance Center, and its surrounding training areas, provide a true “playground environment” for development.

Jordan is the host of “Spin On Golf”, a 20 week live show on WJR760AM radio. The show airs LIVE on Sunday nights at 8:00pm from Masters Sunday until mid-August. “Spin On Golf” is entering its 6th season and is sponsored by DMC Sports Medicine.

Within the Michigan Section PGA, Jordan spent 4 years on the “Board of Directors” and was the President of the Eastern Chapter PGA, 2012 and 2013. He was the Chairman of the Teaching Committee in 2007-08 and was Founder of the inaugural Michigan Teaching and Coaching Summit which was held in the spring of 2009 and still continues today.

Currently, Jordan remains an avid player within the state of Michigan. He participates in many of the Michigan PGA Section major events earning many recognitions and titles. In 2008, he was a featured presenter at the 2008 PGA Championships at the PGA Learning Center, Oakland Hills CC. Over the past several seasons, Jordan has won many awards, most recently, in 2013, the National PGA Award for Player Development and the Michigan PGA Section’s prestigious 2012 Teacher of the Year Award! Jordan has also won the Eastern Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year Award 7 times. Jordan has been a featured teaching professional in PGA Magazine and was recently awarded Golf Tips Magazine’s Top 25 instructor. Some of Jordan’s other recognitions are listed below.

CERTIFICATIONS and EDUCATION

  • Vision 54 Education
  • Titleist Performance Institute - Level 1, Level 2 – Junior Coach
  • Henry Brunton-Rick Jensen - Golf Coaches Association Certification
  • Flightscope Certification - Level 1
  • K-Vest Certification - Level 1, Level 2
  • Operation36 - Level 1
  • Science in Motion - Level 1
  • US Kids Certification
  • Positive Coaching Aliance
  • V1 Professional Education
  • CPR – First Aid Certification
  • BodiTrak Level 3 Certification
  • Mach3 Speed Training Certification
  • Golf Tips Magazine - Top25 Instructors

Awards

  • 2015 -2017 - Golf Digest's list of "Best Teachers in Your State"
  • 2013 & 2014 - GRAA - Golf Range Association of America - TOP 50 Instructor Award
  • 2013 - "Player Development" WINNER - National PGA Award
  • 2012 - "Teacher of the Year" WINNER - Michigan PGA
  • 2011 - "Horton Smith Award" WINNER - Michigan PGA
  • 2007 & 2011 - "Player Development Award" WINNER - Michigan PGA
  • 2009 & 2010 - "Top 50 Instructor Award" - US Kids - International Award
  • 2010 - "Player of the Year" - Eastern Chapter, Michigan PGA
  • 2010 - "Dul Family Player Development Award" WINNER - MGCOA
  • 2009 - "Player of the Year" - Eastern Chapter, Michigan PGA
  • 2008-2014 - "Teacher of Year" - Eastern Chapter, Michigan PGA

Google Reviews

MARY GRIM
MARY GRIM
22:48 02 Sep 19
Jordan Young is an excellent teacher! My 15 year old daughter decided she wanted to learn how to golf this summer. Jordan had come highly recommended by a friend and he not only lived up to his reputation but exceeded it. He did an amazing job of explaining things and then making sure my daughter understood how to continue the practice on her own. After a start with private lessons, we have switched to his group lessons and again, he does an amazing job of helping kids understand the game and want to practice and play.read more
Chris Shelton
Chris Shelton
19:35 29 Aug 19
Jordan is a top notch instructor. His knowledge of the golf swing combined with the technology at the learning center (trackman, swing analyzer, pressure mats, etc all contribute to his success as a teaching pro. Additionally, the lessons are available to you by video so you can go back and watch them at your convenience which is a HUGE help as you practice. He earns my highest recommendation.read more
Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins
19:59 27 Aug 19
My son has been taking group and private lessons from Jordan for a few years now and his progress has been remarkable. Jordan is awesome. He balances teaching a blend of technique, course management, and mental focus while making the training experience a blast. My son’s scores are improving and he loves to play the game. What more can you ask for in a coach?read more
Lisa Whatley
Lisa Whatley
15:30 27 Aug 19
My daughter, Nicole, started taking lessons from Jordan when she was 10. During the last 5 years, he has helped her make great strides in not only her physical game, but also in her mental game. He knew when to push her and when to back off and let her figure it out, which helped to build her confidence and ability to make adjustments as needed. He has led the growth of the Junior Golf program at Fox Hills exponentially with a great team of instructors. I would highly recommend Jordan for any junior or adult wanting to make improvements in their game!read more
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Testimonials

Jordan,
Promised I would update you. You are looking at the Michigan Am Super Senior Champion these past two days at Battle Creek CC. Monday’s 67 was my career low competitive round. Today, played pretty conservative with a 7 shot lead. Thanks for all your help!
~ Rick, 67
Hi Jordan,
I just wanted to thank you for the session with my son last week. He really needed to hear what you had to say and he DID hear it, this time. Usually, when someone tries to “get tough” with him, he just gets defensive, but with you, it was different, he really listened. He has been a challenging kid to raise and has had his own challenges, fitting in, keeping friends, getting in trouble at school, etc. He has definitely been more cooperative, less oppositional and happier this week. I really appreciate you talking to him not only about golf, but about life. He is a kid that really needs mentors that can guide him down the right path. You are one of the very few that he has ever allowed penetrate that “hard head” of his. Thank you!
~ Theresa
Jordan,
Just a quick note, I wanted to you to say thanks for all of the help over the past few years with my game. I just finished shooting 88 at Whistling straits which is something I never expected to be able to do. 
Thank you again!

~ Josh, 40
Jordan,
I wanted to say thank you for the past few years and helping me with my golf game and confidence. If it hadn’t been for my time in JTT, I do not think  I would have been on the golf team for the past two years, and I definitely would not be the golfer I am today. I have had an amazing time in your program, and I am sad to see my time come to an end. I will still be playing at Fox Hills whenever I can this summer, and I will try to stop by and visit sometime soon. If I ever take lessons again, I know I’ll be coming back to you. Thank you so much for being an amazing coach. I have learned so much that I know I will be able to apply to my golf game for the rest of my life.
~ Maddie, 17
Hey Jordan!
I won the season’s Men’s League the other night. I won my flight and then the “shootout” to win the whole thing! 144 guys in that league! I have been telling people that you got my game back on track. I made some big shots in some pressure situations during the shootout, BIG FUN! Thanks for all your help!
~ Allen, 60
Hey Jordan!
Hey Jordan, you’re my vote for instructor of the year! You may recall one of my goals was to finally win a GAM Championship, well, look who’s on the home page of the GAM website. I am the CHAMP! Thanks for the help to achieve my goal!
~ Neil
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