Alan is the Director of Instruction and co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in Houston suburb, Montgomery. He began teaching and club fitting full time under Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Kevin Kirk in 2001, and also helped establish The Woodlands Golf Performance Center in The Woodlands.

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Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Montgomery
, TX

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Alan Hodde

Alan is the Director of Instruction and co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in the northern Houston suburb of Montgomery. Born and raised just down the road in Brenham, Alan used to race motorcycles before turning his attention to golf management, and then instruction and club fitting.

He began teaching and club fitting full time under Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Kevin Kirk in 2001, and also helped establish The Woodlands Golf Performance Center in The Woodlands. Utilizing club fitting as a pillar in his teaching, Alan has become a leader in this field. His knowledge and understanding of the cause-effect relationship between the golfer and the club has helped past facilities achieve recognition among Golf Digest’s “America’s Best Clubfitters” and Ping’s “Top 100 Clubfitters.”

Alan has been very fortunate to coach and learn from some of the best players on the PGA and LPGA Tours, including Jhonattan Vegas, Katie Futcher, Christel Boeljon, Stacy Lewis, Bobby Gates and Craig Kanada. He enjoys the challenge of helping players of all ages and skill levels learn how to play better golf and achieve their goals.

Alan holds certifications in teaching, biomechanics, various golf technology tools and club fitting.

Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Montgomery, TX

axisgolfacademy.com

Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Houston, Axis Golf Academy features the latest state-of-the-art technology in video swing analysis—including 3D motion capture—and club fitting. There’s also a driving range, separate putting and chipping greens, and fairway and greenside practice bunkers. The Axis staff has more than 35 years experience in golf instruction and club fitting, and caters to all levels of players ranging from beginners to PGA/LPGA Tour professionals.

Houston golf coach EJ Kim

EJ Kim

Eujone “EJ” Kim is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center. Ranked among Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” for 2016-’17, EJ played collegiately at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., and was working toward his dream of playing professionally before putting his game on pause to serve as a translator for eight-time PGA Tour winner K.J. Choi.

Houston golf coach Ben Willman

Ben Willman

Ben is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center. Born and raised in England, Ben turned professional at 21 and earned his European Tour Card in 2006 before turning his attention from playing to coaching and joined the American PGA in 2009. He still enjoys playing and was named “Player Of The Year” in the South Texas PGA Section in 2014 and 2016.