Jex Wilson is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee having started his career at Ridgefields Country Club. The Donald Ross layout was also where his father introduced him to the game at the age of six. Jex scored his first hole-in-one at age 10 and the great game had another disciple. Jex competed in numerous junior tournaments and his high school career was highlighted by being selected captain of the Blair Academy Golf Team his junior and senior years. From northwestern New Jersey to central Florida, Jex attended Rollins College making the traveling team as a freshman walk-on. Jex returned to his native home and was asked to join the staff at his home club. Two years later, Jex was named Head Golf Professional becoming the youngest professional to have that position in the history of the club. During his twenty-four year tenure, Jex received numerous accolades including Tennessee Section PGA Professional of the Year. He just recently received the Tennessee PGA’s highest honor the“Distinguished Career Award”. In 1997, he became one of only 207 PGA Master Professionals out of an organization that numbers over 25,000.His thesis titled; “The Swing Links: Let Your Short Strokes Build Your Golf Swing” was the birth of Jex’s teaching philosophy. This philosophy has evolved and continues to evolve through his thirst for knowledge. Attending numerous national workshops, including six PGA Coaching and Teaching Summits, has allowed him to interact with the world’s finest instructors. Just recently Jex earned US Kids Golf Certified Instructor status which included training to become a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) “Double- Goal Coach”. In addition, Jex is one of only 60+ “Certified Level One AimPoint Green Reading Instructors”. Using the above mentioned interactions, Jex developed and continues as the curator of The V-I-P Golf Learning Experience. Jex has two goals in mind: to become a lifetime “golfing friend” and have you get better at your first lesson.
Jex and his wife Donna currently reside in Manchester, Tennessee.
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