Who I Am

I’m Jim Wright, the founder of The Wright Way to play Golf. I am a Certified PGA Class A Member, and have been associated with the PGA  for more than 25 years. I am certified through the PGA of America in Instruction, with more than 20,000 lessons provided over my career.


Learn to play a better game with golf instruction from Jim Wright at The Wright Way to play Golf in Tampa, Florida. I provide golf instruction to men, women, and juniors from the beginner level as well as low, mid and high handicap levels through lessons and clinics. I also provide group lessons at a discounted rate. Call for pricing. I love providing help to anyone who wants to learn golf.

Improve your score and ball striking if you are a low, mid or high handicap golfer. I tailor each lesson to your individual skills. With more than 40 years of experience, I specialize in helping relieve your frustrations with the game of golf. All beginners are welcome to learn this great game.

My Story

Military Service

I am retired from the US Air Force and was fortunate enough to hold the teaching contract at the bases where I was stationed. I won many military tournaments, including the Okinawa Military Championship in 1974. In addition, I have won a wide variety of other championships, such as Air Force base championships, as well as the northern California Military Championship.

Tournament Play

In 2013, I won the 2013 West Central PGA Chapter Senior Championship and earned the 2013 West Central PGA Chapter Senior Player of the Year. I also qualified second in the 2013 NFPGA Section Senior National Professional Championship with rounds of 70–67.

Qualification Record

I have qualified for the Senior Professional National Championship in five other PGA Sections, a record that will probably not be broken. In 2001, I qualified for the Professional National Championship. I have played on numerous mini-tours and won several events.

PGA Membership

In 1981, I played the PGA Tour with the Monday qualifiers before going back into the Air Force to finish my career. As a PGA member, I have performed turn-around operations on under-performing golf properties and opened new golf courses.

A Passion for Teaching

I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BSBA with a Major in Marketing, but teaching golf to all levels of players from beginners to mid-handicap to tour players is my true passion. Let me show you how to excel at playing golf.

Contact me in Tampa, Florida, for golf instruction from a teacher who is truly committed to the game of golf.