Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Director of Instruction
Current Employer: Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario
PGA Member Jason Helman has a healthy respect for the human nature of his career. "First and foremost we are in the people business," he says. "I live on relationship road. The key to being a great coach, teacher or mentor is communication."
Helman, a graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando, is currently the Director of Instruction at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario, in Canada. He has served as Head Coach of the Canadian Junior Golf Team Coaching program, has been listed in Golf Digest as a Top 5 Prominent Teacher in Canada and received the PGA of Canada's Teacher of the Year award in 2010. He sits on Golf Academy of America's Advisory Board.
During his time at Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Hellman says the coaches and faculty prepared him for the real world. “Their experiences in the industry came to light when I took my first job,” he says. “I’ve been learning from my own experiences in dealing with students, parents and members ever since. Practical experience outweighs theoretical 100 times over.”
Hellman offers this advice to those entering the teaching world: “Use the technology to measure, but don’t be reliant on it. Develop your rapport with clients and never stop learning. You will develop a system of delivery, but remember every student in front of you learns differently. Adapt to them; don’t make them adapt to you.”
Best Part of His Job: “Seeing the kids excel and advance year to year as well as working with players on the LPGA and Symetra tours.”