Our Team

Meet The Team

It is our goal to make golf more enjoyable for everyone. If you are a new golfer, we can’t wait to teach you from the beginning. We will help you repeat that magic move if you want to play more consistently. If you want to hit the ball better, we will find that kink in your swing If you want to take your game to scratch, we will develop a detailed plan for you.

Teaching is a passion of ours. Junior Golf is a passion for us.

Jim has developed an award-winning junior golf program.

  • Two-time winner of the Youth Player Development Award for the Northern Ohio PGA
  • 15th largest PGA Junior League program in the country
  • Largest PGA Junior League program in Ohio
  • Five time team qualifier to the PGA Junior League National Championship.

To set up a lesson, email Jim at jimwisegolfacademy@gmail.com

Jim Wise – PGA


Jim has been a Class A member of the PGA since 1991 and has been playing golf for 50 years. Most recently, Jim was the Director of Instruction at Mallard Creek Golf Club from 2013-2021. Before that, Jim was the Head Golf Professional at Columbia Hills Country Club from 1997-2013.

Competitively, Jim has played in many tournaments in Florida and Ohio, was a member of the Bowling Green State University Taxi Squad golf team and played high school golf at Canton GlenOak.

Jim attended The Golf Academy of the South earning a degree in Golf Management. A major emphasis is placed on studying the golf swing during this two-year degree. Combining his knowledge of the golf swing with his 30 years of teaching experience, Jim has developed a keen eye for the faults and fixes of golf swings. Jim’s teaching philosophy is to treat each golfer individually. He develops a swing or recommends swing adjustments based on each person’s abilities. He tries to keep his lessons fun, positive and encouraging.

Jim uses computer video in every lesson and emails you a video of your swing after each lesson.

Trevor Hazen - PGA


We are thrilled to announce the addition of Trevor Hazen to the Jim Wise Golf Academy team. Trevor is a 22-year PGA Golf Professional whose experience and teaching talents will add to the wonderful things we are doing at Medina Country Club. Trevor is an energetic instructor and is passionate about teaching golf and getting people involved with golf.

Trevor’s passion for teaching and player development is inspired by his belief that everyone should be able play golf and enjoy all the benefits that golf has to offer.

Trevor has developed a nationally recognized adaptive golf program for people with physical disabilities. Trevor’s awards include:

Northern Ohio PGA Player Development Award 2017 and 2020
Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year 2019
Northern Ohio PGA Patriot Award 2022
Trevor is PGA HOPE, TPI and ADM certified and he is part of the PGA of America National PGA HOPE Training team.

Trevor grew up in Olmsted Falls, Ohio and graduated from Olmsted Falls High School in 1996. He earned a Golf Management degree with Honors and Advanced Teaching Certification at the Golf Academy of America in 1999

From 2000-2004, he held the position of Assistant Golf Professional at Columbia Hills Country Club, under Jim Wise who was Head Golf Professional at Columbia Hills CC at that time. From 2004 to 2023, Trevor was the North Olmsted Golf Club Director of Golf and The Turn Program Director.

Matt has been golfing for 16 years and has been working with Jim Wise as an assistant since 2016. In that time, he has helped run the clinics as well as giving private lessons.

In 2023, Matt graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in chemical engineering. Since then, he is working full time at the Jim Wise Golf Academy as an Assistant Golf Pro and working to become a PGA professional with the guidance of both Jim and Trevor.

Jake Jeske is a University of Dayton graduate who has been working with Jim Wise as an assistant for 5 years helping him in running his junior and adult golf clinics as well as giving private lessons. Before that he was a student of Jim Wise playing on the Strongsville varsity golf team.

After graduating he began to work full time as an assistant professional at the Jim Wise Golf Academy as he works to obtain his PGA certification under the guidance of Jim Wise and Trevor Hazen.

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