Horton Smith Award: James Hackenberg, PGA

Jimmy Hack Golf, LLC

Jim Hackenberg, Golf Manufacturer at Jimmy Hack Golf LLC, receives the Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to developing and improving educational opportunities for the PGA Golf Professional at his facility and beyond. Jim has designed several training aids including the Orange Whip Trainer, all designed around his own teaching program to emphasize proper sequencing, tempo, timing, and balance. Jim has traveled throughout the United States and other countries to demonstrate his concepts and share them with PGA Professionals, coaches, and teachers. Jim has conducted training at numerous PGA of America Section events, teaching summits, and to specialty groups. Jim has supported and sponsored twenty-seven different PGA Sections over the last ten years and hopes to participate with the remaining fourteen over time. Jim has written articles for Golf Tips Magazine, PGA Magazine, and PGA Education-PGA Best Practices. He is active in distributing his message on social media platforms offering many drills for students and teachers alike to improve their game and instruction. Jim Hackenberg has been a CPGA Member since 2008.