Eujone “EJ” Kim is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in the northern Houston suburb of Montgomery. Ranked among Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” for 2016-’17, EJ credits his father, Byung Young Kim, also a golf instructor, for introducing him to golf.

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Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center

Montgomery
, TX

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Eujone “EJ” Kim is the co-owner/operator of Axis Golf Academy and Fitting Center in the northern Houston suburb of Montgomery. Ranked among Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” for 2016-’17, EJ credits his father, Byung Young Kim, who is also a golf instructor, for introducing him to the game.

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. The experience of traveling on the PGA Tour gave him a unique perspective into the daily life of a tour player, as well as giving him access to the best players and coaches in the world. This experience sparked an interest toward teaching the game instead of playing professionally.

Some of the coaches that have had a great influence on EJ include Phil Ritson, Steve Bann and Kevin Kirk. EJ has 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 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.”

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.