Jim Bjork

RYG™ Certified Teaching Professional

I am a native Oregonian. My wife, Kathy, and I have lived in the same Beaverton home for more than 35 years. I spent 10 years as the Assistant General Manager of Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. I have worked at RedTail (formerly Progress Downs) for eight years and I truly enjoy what I do! Teaching at a premier facility such as RedTail Golf Center is the culmination of my life long devotion and love for the game of golf. I graduated from Oregon State with a Bachelor of Science in Park and Recreation Management. Thus I have spent nearly my entire life in and around athletics and sports.

Most of my students quickly see how much passion and enjoyment I have for teaching golf. I always keep in mind, however, that most of my students work for a living and "choose" to play golf as a recreational activity. Thus I strive to make my lessons informative, helpful, and accurate, but also a lot of fun and very low pressure. I enjoy teaching golfers of all ages, genders and ability levels. Due to the fact that I am now a little north of 60 I have a unique understanding of senior players and the limitations that arthritis can play on one´s ability to make the same swings we used to make. Additionally I take special pride in a putting technique I teach and have developed to accurately control distance.

Most people tell me that I am easy to get along with and an excellent communicator. I focus on the technical components of the golf swing (grip, alignment, target, etc..) but equally as important I emphasize the scoring aspect to the game which is often overlooked in golf instruction. I don´t like to teach great range players. I receive the greatest satisfaction out of seeing my students obtain tangible results in terms of lower scores and more enjoyment on the golf course.

I was employed at RedTail prior to the new facility opening in spring 2003 and I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible operation. Allow me or any one of our Certified Professionals the opportunity to show you our instructional and custom fitting programs, and I guarantee you will be amazed at what we can do to improve your swing and enhance your enjoyment of the game.

Playing golf and enjoying my wonderful wife and daughter are the things that make life worthwhile.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope to see you soon!