Ben is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in Houston suburb, Montgomery. He was a member of the British PGA in 2004 and realized his dreams of playing professionally by attaining his European Tour Card in 2006.

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Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Montgomery
, TX

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ben willman

Ben is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in the northern Houston suburb of Montgomery. Born and raised in England, Ben started playing golf at the age of 13 and turned professional at 21. He was a member of the British PGA in 2004 and realized his dreams of playing professionally by attaining his European Tour Card in 2006. Since then, Ben has played at the highest level on several different tours, including the PGA Tour and European Tour.

In 2009 Ben turned his attention from playing to coaching and joined the PGA of America. He still enjoys playing and was named “Player Of The Year” in the South Texas PGA Section in 2014 and 2016, and qualified for the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open in 2015 and ’17.

Ben’s drive to better his own game as a player coupled with his playing experiences give him the expertise to help his students thrive both physically and mentally. Ben specializes in training golfers of all ages and ability levels, from novice and highly competitive amateurs to professional tour players. He also holds certifications in teaching, biomechanics and various golf technology tools.

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, RI, 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 Alan Hodde

Alan Hodde

Alan is the Director of Instruction and co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center. Born and raised just down the road in Brenham, Alan helped establish The Woodlands Golf Performance Center at The Woodlands and has become a leader in the club fitting field. His facilities have achieved recognition among Golf Digest’s “America’s Best Clubfitters” and Ping’s “Top 100 Clubfitters.”