About Jim DeLaby Golf

Jim H. DeLaby III, who has been teaching golf since 1985, is a certified The First Tee Coach and a 20 year member of the PGA. In 1984 Jim was an All-American and member of the 1984 National Champion CSU Stanislaus Warriors Team. He is a two-time Teacher of the Year, Northern Chapter SCPGA (1996 & 2003) and 2001 Club Fitter of the Year, Northern Chapter, SCPGA.  Since 2008, Jim has been invited to co-host ESPN Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy, several shows a year

Prior to coming to the Central Coast, Jim was the Head Golf and Teaching Professional at La Purisma Golf Course from 1990 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, He acted as Director of Instruction for the Teacher Certification Program at the Professional Golfers Career College. He then ran the Cypress Ridge Golf Academy from 2000-2006.  With the help of Avila and Blacklake Golf Courses from 2006 to 2009, Jim co-created and ran the popular Golf C.A.R.E. Program.  And has been involved in developing and then running the Monarch Dunes Golf Academy ever since then. Not only does Jim work with all levels of golfers from juniors to seniors, and beginners to advanced, he also has been involved in helping many other golf teachers’/coaches' hone in their skills. His seminars for golf teachers include Club Fitting, Wally Armstrong Certification, and teaching and certifying instructors for The LEARN GOLF! Program held at Monarch Dunes.
Jim:  805.478.5723   jamesdelaby@charter.net

Jim is very motivated and inspiring. His excitement for the game of golf is infectious and he maintains a faithful following of students all over the Central Coast. We think you will appreciate his enthusiasm and expertise as he helps hone in your game.

Schedule a lesson or obtain Jim's hours of instruction and fees by calling or texting him at (805) 478-5723.

Teaching Mentors:

  • A.J. Bonar
  • Billy Kim, Seri Pak's Junior Coach
  • Gary "Dr. Wall" Coehlo
  • Jack Westover, PGA Teacher of the Year, Canada
  • John Bell, Bootcamp Golf
  • Kent Brown, Co-Owner Professional Golfers Career College
  • Rudy Duran, Tiger's Junior Coach
  • Wally Armstrong, Life Member PGA Tour and World Famous Author and Clinician

Other credits:

  • Finished The First Tee Advanced Coaches Training in Cleveland, Ohio in April 2012