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, 1990-94. While at EMU, Jordan won medalist honors at several NCAA D1 events. He was a two year team 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, often listening to the legendary great, Moe Norman.

In 1997, Jordan returned to Michigan, married his wife (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 developed his passion to help others. In the past several years, Jordan has spent many hours learning from industry leaders; Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, Cameron McCormick, Will Robins, Brian Manzella, Sean Foley, Mike Malaska, Henry Brunton, Dr. Rick Jensen, Rob Houlding, Dr. Jim Suttie, and the late Mr. Jim Flick.

Currently, Jordan is entering his 11th season as Director of Instruction at The Fox Hills Learning Center. The impressive group of coaches train in their NEW Fox Hills Performance Center, a large addition to the already expansive Fox Hills Learning Center “playground” for development. Jordan had a dream of building the best facility in the Midwest for some time. You can visit now to see the results!

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

Currently, Jordan remains an avid player within the state of Michigan. He participates in many of the Michigan PGA Section events earning many recognitions and titles. He is a 20 year Michigan Open and 20 Year Tournament of Champions participant is Michigan as well as a 3 time PGA Professional National Championship qualifier. 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, recently, the 2013 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 for 7 consecutive seasons and has been named at as “Best in State” for Michigan by Golf Digest several times.

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 Cerrification
  • Positive Coaching Aliance
  • V1 Professional Education
  • CPR – First Aid Certification

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

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
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