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Tom Martty

General Manager/COO at Woodforest Golf Club is a Life Member of the PGA and a Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the LSU Sports Hall of Fame. He also served on the PGA Education Panel for 6 years.

Martty’s students have won 36 state and national championships, including a SEC Individual Championship. 45 of Mr. Martty’s students have gone on to play collegiately. Jenny Lidback, winner of the LPGA major tournament du Maurier Ltd. was also one of Martty’s Students.

phone: (936) 588-8808

Jon Baacke
PGA, Head Golf Professional – Woodforest Golf Club

Jon has over 10 years of teaching experience; he has been involved in the golf industry for his entire life and has a strong passion for the game. He believes that the game should be taught from the green to the tee box, with a strong emphasis on the short game. Jon specializes in developing the swings of women and juniors, and believes it’s never too early or late to start learning the game.

Jon’s professional accomplishments include being the first class at Sam Houston State University to graduate the PGA Golf Management School. Jon is a Class A PGA Professional. He goes into each lesson with a positive attitude and wants the student to have fun and learn as much as possible.

Jon would be happy to help you meet your goals today. Jon is a certified club fitter for many manufacturers.

phone: 936-588-8805

Adam Kraus, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional.

Adam has been involved in golf for over eight years including his college and high school career. Adam is a graduate of the Sam Houston State Professional Golf Management Program and is a Class A PGA Professional. His goal is to be an effective teacher for any skill level.

Adam loves to use a combination of video and hands on training to help his students’ progress at the fastest rate possible.

phone: 936-588-8805

AXIS Golf Academy Teaching Staff

Alan Hodde

Alan is a native Texan with over 15 years of coaching and club fitting experience.  He brings a passion for golf and desire to help people learn and enjoy the game.  He has been fortunate to work with some of the world’s best players from the PGA and LPGA Tour as well as accomplished amateur players local, national and international.  However, his main passion is helping players at the local and club level fulfill their own goals for their game.

Whether competitive or recreational, he can help you improve; he uses a unique skill set to apply teaching, coaching and club fitting theories to help you enjoy the game and improve your skills.

Ben Willman

Ben was born and raised in England.  He started playing golf at the age of 13 and turned professional at 21.  He earned his PGA membership through his apprenticeship at Farmham Golf Club in Surrey, England.

In 2006 Ben realized his dreams of playing professionally by acquiring his European Tour Card.  Since then he has played at the highest level on several different tours including PGA Tour, European, and Asian Tour.  In 2009 Ben turned his attention from playing to coaching.

His drive to better his own game as a player coupled with his playing experiences give him the expertise to both help you with your game physically and mentally.

Eujone “EJ” Kim

EJ is a PGA member who was raised in Queens, NY. He began playing the game of golf at the age of 5 and he credits his father for teaching and introducing him to the game, as his father also teaches the game.

Playing golf for him has been a passion which has led him to play collegiately, and created a drive to play professionally.  However an opportunity to work for KJ Choi as a translator gave him a unique perspective into the daily life of a tour player, as well as giving him an access to the best players in the world.  This experience sparked an interest towards teaching the game instead of playing professionally.

His goal is to help golfers of all levels to reach their maximum potential.