Who is Jim Empey?
Jim Empey has been a golf professional since 1984 and has had a number of roles in the golf industry. He started his career at two noteworthy facilities in Southern California: Riviera and Sherwood Country Clubs. He was also the Head Coach of the men's golf team at the University of Southern California.
Since moving to Boise, Idaho in 1997, Jim has taught from his studio at Quail Hollow Golf Club. He has led groups on golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and The Masters. Jim also has extensive experience in Corporate Golf Events.
This summer you will find Jim teaching and coaching at The Valley Club in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho.
What is Every Day Golf?
Playing golf requires that players understand the nature of the game... namely, that learning to play is like putting a puzzle together. The progress made is irregular, and it happens at unpredictable times. Bad days must be learned from and let go!Good days must be embraced and celebrated!
Notes from Students
"Jim is a teacher-mentor and is much more than a golf instructor. He works with your individual style and ability with relevant examples and metaphors that are easily understandable and transferable to the course. He eliminates “paralysis by analysis” with simple swing suggestions and relatable information. Jim is a great person with a kind approach and he works on different aspects of the game, including help with the mental side. No matter your ability, Jim makes golf fun. He gives reasons and strategies to improve, practice and value the game. Like very few, Jim helps golf become relevant to the game of life." - Matt Kobe,Area Director, Boise School District