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Coach Wood is the Rice University Asst. Men's Golf Coach. JJ also provides private lessons to the general public. Please contact him directly to schedule your golf lesson with him. 
Phone: 713.742.3763
Email
 Please click here to view JJ's profile through Rice Athletics. 

Quick Glance at Coach Wood's Resume:
  • 3 - Year Letterwinner Pepperdine Men's Golf Team
  • 1 - Year Letterwinner University of Oklahoma Men's Golf
  • Lead instructor at Swanson Golf School
  • Arizona Amateur Stroke Play Medalist
  • 2007 US Men's Amateur Participant
  • World Junior Golf Cup - USA Team Member
Coach Wood's Main Coaching Influences
  • Al Geiberger - First player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour. PGA Major Championship winner and Hall of Fame. (father of JJ's college coach)
  • Michael Putnam - Former college teammate and current PGA Tour Player
  • Hunter Mahan -Teammate at the 1998 World Junior Golf Cup
  • Charlie Beljan - PGA Tour winner, childhood friend and competitor through junior golf, college and professional golf 
  • Eddie Merrins - Golf Digest Top 100 instructor. Legendary UCLA Golf Coach, and inventor of "Swing the Handle"
  • Bruce Hamilton - Golf Digest Top 100 instructor
  • Dr. David Wright - Golf Digest Top 100 instructor and USC swing coach. 
JJ Wood
Director of Golf
Email
Call - 713-742-3763
Teaches at:
Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club

Bruce Olson -  brings to the school many years of teaching experience, he began his teaching career in 1990. In addition to being the lead instructor at the Mark Steinbauer Golf Training Center, Bruce has been on staff at both the renowned Kathy Whitworth Golf Academy and Columbia Lakes School of Golf. 

He was a 2000 nominee for both the Southern Texas PGA Teacher of The Year and the Eastern Chapter Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year. Bruce's simple, yet very direct teaching style brings out the best in his students. Bruce has published articles in both local and national publications, including Golf Digest.

Bruce has worked closely with PGA Tour Professional, Joel Edwards. Joel credited Bruce for much of his success in 2000, including a third place finish at The Shell Houston Open. Joel followed that with two more top-twenty finishes in his next three starts, putting together the best year of his career.
Bruce Olson
Director of Instruction
Email
Call: 281-467-3501
Teaches at:
Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club


Coach Olson's Main Coaching Influences:
  • Harvey Pennick - Legendary Golf Instructor
  • Kathy Whitworth - LPGA Tour Hall of Fame
  • Joe Edwards - PGA Tour Winner & former student of Bruce Olson
Evan Colbert
Golf Fitness Trainer
Evan achieved great success as a collegiate athlete at Oral Roberts University. He went on to win the NCAA D1 Individual  Indoor National Championship. 

Evan's certifications include:
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Performance Enhancement
  • CrossFit
  • The 11th Infantry Regiment Combative Trainer Course
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI, coming January 2014)
  • NASM
Tiffany Tracy
BS Nutritional Science
Email
Call - 619.379.7629
Ms. Tracy serves at the nutrition consultant for Wood & Olson Golf Performance in addition to Athletic Republic, Humble, where she does sports nutrition for elite NFL, MLB and young athletes trying to improve their performance through fitness and nutrition. 

List of Accomplishments

  •   Bachelor of Arts, Nutritional Science
  •   Head Nutritionist, Yuma County Health Department (AZ)
  •   Collegiate Athlete Consultant Sports Nutritionist
  •   Dean's List, Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
  •   Senior Nutritionist, Medifast Weight-loss Centers
  •   Nutrition Coach, Lifetime Fitness Gyms
  •   Participated in numerous triathlons

Health Certifications​:

  •   Certified Spin Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics 
  •   Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
  •   Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  •   Member of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
  •   Member of the Arizona Dietetic Obesity Prevention
  •   Member of the Osteoporosis Coaclition
  •   The Center for Obesity 
Jonathan Horton 
Golf Instructor
Director of College Golf Prep
Email
Call - 832.867.5231
Teaches at:
Pecan Grove Plantation CC
3 Year Collegiate Player at Southern Nazarene University
Turned Pro in 2010  
Worked under award winning teachers Jim Phenicie and David Clay
PGA Apprentice

I have a passion for growing the game through our young players and look forward to working with The Student Athlete Foundation and the staff to help develop student athletes into collegiate players.
​PROVEN SUCCESS
  PGA TOUR WINNER (JOEL EDWARDS)
  TEXAS & ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONS
  50 + COLLEGE GOLF SCHOLARSHIPS
  LOCAL CLUB CHAMPIONS
​  100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATING