About

About Jody Jackson

30 Years of Coaching
After graduating from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education - specialization in Coaching and Athletic Training and the Faculty of Education - specialization in Educational Psychology, I have enjoyed being a professional teacher and coach for the past 30 years.
Personal Journey with Golf
My personal journey with golf started at the age of 10 years old. Forty plus years later, I have come to the conclusion that “Golf is like no other game in that it demands the unparalleled union of the whole self, one shot at a time.”

Golf is more than just a game, it has taught me so much about myself. I love that about golf. So many lessons learned!
Educational Background
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Class A
Professional Member since 2000

Certificate in Business Golf Management
Elite Program, Camosun College, Victoria, BC

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Specialization: Educational Psychology

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E.)
Majors – Coaching, Athletic Training and Conditioning

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Theory Levels I – III
Golf Coach – Developing Competitors

Canadian Yoga Alliance
Yoga Teacher Certification (250 hr), Victoria, Canada
Sri Ved Niketan Ashram (100 hr), Rishikesh, India

Vipassana Meditation Practitioner
10-Day Silent Retreat, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
3-Day Silent Retreat, Duncan, BC Canada

6Seconds
Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

UCSD Center for Mindfulness
Trained mPEAK Coach
Professional Accreditation
LPGA Professional, Class A
Ministry of Education, Certified School Teacher
Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT250)
Trained Mindfulness (mPEAK) Coach
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Coach54
Certified Club Fitter
Published Writer for The News Group, Island Golfer Magazine and the Valley Voice
Teaching Philosophy
Ever since I was a young girl I loved to learn and soon became curious about human potential, so it is no surprise that my educational, professional and personal development has centered around the understanding of the whole being – body, mind, emotions and spirit.

As a result of the last 30 years in coaching, I have come to understand that quality performance in sport and life is built from the inside out and encompasses the entire human being. So, I aim to facilitate the unification of my clients body and mind while enlisting their spirit or drive, to reach new heights in their game.
Past Experiences
As Technical Director for the British Columbia Golf Association, I specialized in Long Term Player Development for the province.

I spent eight years working with both recreational golfers in the "Playground to Fairway" initiative and with competitive golfers where I developed and coordinated over 15 Regional, High Performance or Specialized training programs involving numerous athletes, coaches, performance specialists, facilities, community partners and stakeholders.

As a Physical Education Teacher, I worked with both Middle and Secondary students in movement literacy, sport, health and wellness.
Provincial Coach
My 8-year career as BC Head Provincial Coach, resulted in being the most accomplished thus far. I had the honour of leading Team BC to several championship wins, including Canada Summer Games, Western Canada Summer Games and various Junior and Senior Teams at National Championships. Internationally, I have coached Team Canada Juniors in the U.S. and at the R & A Junior Open, preceding The Open at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Coaching Achievements
2008 > Head Coach - Canadian Jr. Girls Championships, Results: Team Competition - 2nd
2009 > Head Coach - Canadian Women's Amateur, Results: Team Competition - 3rd
2009 > Head Coach - Canada Summer Games, Results: 6 of 8 medals including all 4 Golds
2010 > Head Coach - Team Canada, R & A Junior Open, Scotland, Results: Jr. Boy - T15, Jr. Girl - T14
2011 > Head Coach - Team Canada, North Pacific Jr. Ladies Team Matches; Results: CAN 22 USA 14
2011 > Head Coach - Canadian Jr. Boys Championship, Results: Team Competition - 2nd, Individual - Junior -1st, Juvenile - 1st
2011 > Head Coach - Canadian Jr. Girls Championship, Results: Team Competition - 1st, Individual - Junior -1st, Juvenile - 1st
2011 > Head Coach - Western Canada Summer Games; Results: 8 of 8 medals
2012 > Head Coach - Canadian Jr. Boys Championship, Results: Team Competition - 1st, Individual - Junior -1st, Juvenile - 1st
2014 > Technical Director/Head Coach - BC Summer Games, overseeing 10 Zone Coaches
2015 > Head Coach - Team Canada/BC, North Pacific Jr. Ladies Team Matches; Results: BC 11.5, OR 11.5, WA 7.5, ID 5.5
2015 > Technical Director - Western Canada Summer Games; Results: 7 of 8 medals
2016 > Personal Coach - Jr. Boys BC Provincial Championship, T3
2017 > Personal Coach - 3 Club Champions, Amateur Male, Senior Female (2)
2018 > Personal Coach - Club Champion, Amateur Male
2019 > Personal Coach - Sr. Women's National Championship, T4
2020 > Technical Lead of Instruction, LPGA Professionals - Global Education Team
Other Current Roles
I am absolutely thrilled to be currently contracted with the largest and longest running women's sport organization on the planet, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

In my role as Technical Lead of Instruction with the Global Education Team, I am involved in building and delivering a state-of-the-art teacher education program, both online and in-person, to up-and-coming golf pros.

In addition to my current Technical Lead role with the LPGA Global Education Team, I have served as an Evaluator, administering the LPGA Practical Teaching Evaluation and grading Level II and Level III videos online.

I am also teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness in my local community, offering both in-persona and online programming.
New in 2021
THIS YEAR, I am super excited to launch MINDFULNESS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE, a program that is built around recent neuroscientific findings related to resilience, focus, and “flow” designed to help you create a simple and powerful awareness to co-create your high-performance state-of-mind.

This 8-week online program will be followed up with a trip to the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia for our inaugural annual PEAK PERFORMANCE GOLF RETREAT, inclusive of 5 nights, 4 rounds of golf, mindfulness instruction combined with yoga & meditation.

I see the game of golf as the perfect training ground for life and know that mindfulness has the potential to not only improve your performance, but to enhance the overall quality of your life.

So, I invite you to join me and I will take you there!

PARTNERSHIPS

  • FootJoy is committed to enhancing your on-course experience through the development of superior golf shoes, gloves, outerwear, socks and accessories. Our products exceed expectations in all weather and playing conditions through advanced technical innovation, performance, and supreme comfort.
  • In the spring of 1979 a golf equipment salesman named Gary Adams took out a $24,000 loan on his home and founded the TaylorMade Golf Company. He rented a 6,000 square-foot building that at one time housed a television assembly plant. Counting him, there were three employees and a single, innovative product: a 12-degree driver cast of stainless steel. This new metalwood looked and sounded different from a wooden wood, and most important, it performed differently. The clubhead’s perimeter-weighting offered greater forgiveness on mis-hits, while the lower center of gravity made it easier to launch the ball in the air. Adams, the son of a golf professional, was adamant that TaylorMade clubs maintain ties to what true golfers perceived an authentic golf club should look and feel like. They were committed to combining innovation with authenticity, to always be passionate about the game, and pledged to be competitive – to work hard to establish itself and grow. These four tenets would take them far.
  • Blending influences from the world of fashion, sport and lifestyle, we offer feminine and versatile collections that enable women to play beautifully. Our golf, tennis and active clothes are designed for the woman who embraces life and is inspired by possibilities. She puts her heart, mind and soul into everything she pursues and believes the greatest achievement in life is to realize her full potential. Her clothes reflect her determined nature, and personal dedication to quality, grace and style.
  • Launch monitors match sensations with facts, allowing golfers to achieve their desired swing. This is done by delivering a variety of swing and ball flight data points. This information allows golfers to truly know their game – from club averages to landing angles – and be better prepared to make decisions on the course. Ernest Sports uses the latest radar and photometric technology to instantly provide measurements that help you develop a powerful, consistent swing. In addition, Ernest Sports launch monitors work in tandem with a mobile app to record and save stats, view club averages and much more. Committed to capturing accurate data, Ernest Sports launch monitors deliver instant feedback to increase the efficiency of your coaching session to improve your game.
  • ShotByShot.com was started in 1989. The founders were avid golfers frustrated by the shortcomings and fallacies of traditional golf statistics. They developed a golf game analysis program that would enable golfers at all levels to accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses of their golf games, and to measure their performance in each component of the golf game against that of a target handicap group. Armed with this information, golfers can direct the time and money spent on instruction and practice toward the appropriate parts of their game and accelerate their improvement.
  • In the space of a generation, how athletes train and learn is being reinvented. While physical excellence and skilled performance continue to be the foundation for champions, digital learning tools are revolutionizing coaching. Our goal at Edufii is to create the best digital coaching tool in the world. We've felt the struggle of juggling different applications from data tracking to progress measurement to feedback. Edufii TrainingSpaces bring all of this together into a single place, which helps create a bigger picture for coaches and athlete. Social learning adds still another dimension, bringing athletes, coaches, parents and enthusiasts together with opportunities for even more learning, improvement, and connection.
  • V1 Pro is the #1 video swing analysis system in golf. From local golf pros to top PGA instructors, thousands of golfers’ swings are analyzed and improved each year using V1 Pro. Through our partnership with the PGA of America, V1 Pro has become the most preferred swing analysis system of America’s Top 100 Golf Instructors as well as the world’s best tour players, golf courses, and academies.
  • Opti International is a Performance Optimization Company with the mission to help the performer be Better Than Your Best! The power to increase your performance level is in the individual - it's in your brain! 30+ years of research have suggested that training the brain to be in a state of synergy will optimize performance. Opti International offers two training programs that interact with each other: • Opti Brain is an evaluation program to track power and patterns in the brain while performing different tasks. Simply put on the MUSE headset, connect, start, stop and map your brain. • Opti Train is a feedback program that trains patterns in the brain that lead to optimal performance. This app allows you to train your brain using audio or visual feedback. Your brain patterns control the volume of the music (your music), or make the videos play.
  • The Fluid Motion Factor© certification program is an on-line program that teaches coaches how to teach the program and can also be used for players to take their game to the next level. It is a three hour video that gives a step-by-step series of instructions that will allow your students to set up by design, what they usually experience by chance, when playing their best. This includes having the experience of time slowing down, the mind becoming very quiet, and the motion becoming silky smooth and effortless, with the ability of the body to self-correct during a swing. The certification program also includes a series of validating tests that will confirm your expertise and ability to instruct your students correctly in the Fluid Motion Factor© program.
  • The 54 GOLF programs embody a comprehensive approach and framework for achieving your dreams and goals in golf. We call this your VISION54 — discovering your potential in golf and your ability to further develop as a human being by playing the game.
  • The origin of VISION54 emanates from a core belief in possibilities, and by embracing the notion that every individual has unlimited and unique potential. With this principle as it underpinning, VISION54 offers integrated coaching programs that increase performance and individual development for golfers, for athletes, for coaches, for business – for life. VISION54 knows that golf is about more than just the grip, the stance and the swing. In fact, under the VISION54 principles, the golf swing is just one element of an integrated coaching approach that targets the complete golfer – the whole person.
  • MyTPI.com is the largest collection of golf-specific health and fitness information from the world’s leading experts in the game. This site is brought to you by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – the leaders in elite player development.
  • viaSport is the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative (PTCR) for British Columbia and maintains a strong partnership with Coaching Association of Canada. We are committed to providing coaches in B.C. greater resources and more opportunities to improve and streamline current coaching practices. Coaches are recognized as the leaders in both sport and in our communities, and as such ongoing coach development in B.C. remains a high priority.
  • The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.
  • British Columbia Golf – a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) – is the governing body of amateur golf in British Columbia, representing more than 60,000 members at over 300 clubs across the province.Recognized by the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development as the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for golf in the province, British Columbia Golf is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in BC. British Columbia Golf is also involved in national golf affairs through its affiliation with Golf Canada and the other provincial golf associations. Internationally British Columbia Golf is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, the Pacific Coast Golf Association and Junior America’s Cup, as well as being an active member of the International Association of Golf Administrators.
  • Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. High performance athlete development, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association delivers in conjunction with the provincial and other national golf associations.
  • The GBC Golf Academy at Arbutus Ridge showcases a full length practice facility with 5 target greens and two short game areas with one being over a 100 yards in length. Our comprehensive instructional program includes Vancouver Island's finest Golf Schools, Short Game Schools, Coaching Programs, Private Instruction and our Junior Academy. When considering a Cowichan or Victoria Golf School or other golf lesson program, be sure to include the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.
  • Arbutus Ridge Golf Club near Victoria has a Four Star Golf Digest Rating and was voted the Best Destination Golf Course in British Columbia by readers of Golf Nerve Magazine. Arbutus Ridge is owned and operated by the GolfBC Group and is your first choice for golf in the Victoria and Cowichan area, on Vancouver Island. Arbutus Ridge Golf Club has a Certificate in Environmental Planning and has formed a Greening Committee to preserve and protect the environment.
  • Membership was established in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour membership and has enjoyed an unprecedented rate of growth in recent years. The LPGA boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. With more than 1,600 members, the LPGA T&CP membership is dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching, managing golf facilities and coaching. The LPGA has earned a reputation as the leader in research-based golf education. LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA's various grassroots programs that increase the involvement of women and youth in golf, as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport, including LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, LPGA Clinics for Women, Nike Junior Golf Camps and others.
  • The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women’s programs; its affiliation with Susan G. Komen For The Cure; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation. The LPGA is under the guidance of Commissioner Michael Whan and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Helen Clarke
    Jody is an exceptional golf teaching professional & coach. She combines her sport knowledge with her creativity to help each student achieve their specific goals.
    Helen Clarke
    Student, Owner – Shoebox Bookkeeping Ltd.
  • Gerald Raath
    We hacked around the course for more than thirty years never progressing. I got rid of my clubs and gave up golf more times than anyone. At the time my golf round was approximately 110 if I was lucky. I warned Jody I may be unattainable and a hopeless cause. She laughed and said I would be fine. We then we agreed to a four week training program. We put in the training after each lesson and after our second year of training with Jodi I am now a 17 handicap golfer and confidently expect to reduce to around 10-12 by next year as I often get rounds of around 85 now. Not bad for a guy going of fifty six who thought he would remain a hacker forever thanks to Jodi. I now really enjoy my golf and seriously advise anyone starting out to forget buying clubs and spend as much as you can on lessons.
    Gerald Raath
    Student
  • Josephine Lee
    Just wanted to say how very much your lessons have helped me in all phases of the game. Your teaching methods are superb…. an explanation of what is to be accomplished, a visual from you, and then you let the student do the rest, with gently encouraging comments along the way. I have found in the past that most teachers talk too much which is very confusing to new golfers…you do not. Your explanations are concise and easy to understand. You have caused me to love the game even more! Thanks for all the encouragement. Your teaching skills are amazing.
    Josephine Lee
    Student
  • Kathy Vizzolini
    I am back in San Diego now and just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time I had on our week end trip. That was the highlight of my vacation. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to play a round of golf with you. Your swing and power is definitely and inspiration, along with your ability to be calm, relax and have fun. I did not see a bit of tension in you. That is, as you know, my worst enemy but I am working on it.
    Kathy Vizzolini
    Student and Participant in J2G Golf Adventures
  • Brian Benedictson
    Jody Jackson is the professional’s professional. Not many golf professionals and coaches have all the skills that Jody possesses. She has a great eye for the swing and can communicate her thoughts so the student can understand them. On top of a great teacher she is very well versed in golf fitness, yoga, and the psychology of the game. If you're looking for a lesson or a full time coach Jody is a true expert and I give her my full recommendation.
    Brian Benedictson
    Canadian Tour Professional | Inventor of the Swinkey Golf Training Tool
  • Norm Jackson
    I have enjoyed and been very impressed with Jody’s passion for golf and helping high performance golfers. She has worked with a number of my top junior golfers and done a great job!!!!
    Norm Jackson
    President at Stormin Golf Ent. Inc
  • Brad Ewart
    Jody has done a tremendous job working with BC Golf and is directly involved in the development of the top golfer-athletes in Canada. Jody is the consummate golf professional and a good choice for any young golfer looking for a coach who will make a difference.
    Brad Ewart
    Golf Professional | Golf TV Producer | Golf Journalist Travel Writer | Sports Journalist
  • Penny Baziuk
    Jody is a hard worker and a pleasure to be around.
    Penny Baziuk
    Senior Competitive Golfer | Director at Ardmore Golf Course
  • Kris Jonasson
    Jody is a first rate coach and has a detailed knowledge of what it takes to be a successful golfer. She is gifted in her understanding of how different athletes learn and is therefore capable of bring out the best in all of her students. Her personality makes you instantly at ease and comfortable in her presence. I would highly recommend Jody to any golfer regardless of ability. She will bring out the best within you.
    Kris Jonasson
    Executive Director at BC Golf Association
  • Christina Spence Proteau
    I have to tell you what a huge part of my success in 2011 you were – our work in 2010 in all areas of the game, physical, mental and emotional, was instrumental in how I played in 2011 – I had the confidence and the right preparation based on what tools you were able to help me acquire – 2011 included not only qualifying for the US Open, but winning my 3rd BC Amateur and making it past the first stage of LPGA qualifying on my first attempt – I value your knowledge of the many areas that a golfer needs to be successful at, but most importantly, your easy-going personality made it fun to go for a lesson!
    Christina Spence Proteau
    Student
  • Judy Joseph-Black
    Jody is the ultimate professional in the way she carries herself and carries out her duties. As one of the head coaches of the Team BC program, Jody bought into the “Team” concept and led by example with her athletes. Jody was constantly looking for ways to strengthen her team using the services that Team BC had available and would look for any way to make her athletes stronger off and on the golf course. She is truly dedicated to her athletes and to her provincial association. I would not hesitate to have Jody back in our program and wish her all the success as she continues her career journey.
    Judy Joseph-Black
    Sport Consultant at Ministry of Community | Sport and Cultural Development
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