Jake has a B.S. in Psychology. He is a PGA Tour Instructor who was personally trained by the 2000 PGA National Teacher of the the year, Dr. Jim Suttie. He operates golf schools at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, The Learning Center at Fresh Meadow, and the Athletico Performance Center in Oak Brook.
Jake also writes a summer series for The Daily Chronicle, and is on the Boditrak PGA Tour Advisory Board, where his is an expert in the field of pressure mapping and 3D motion. Jake's clients have won PGA Tour events, professional and high school state championships, college tournaments, amateur tournaments, and earned college scholarships.
- Kevin Streelman
- James Hahn
- Mark Wilson
- Emiliano Grillo
- Dudley Hart
- Gary Halberg
"Jake Thurm is a close friend of mine and his knowledge of the game and the golf swing is unquestionable. His dedication and passion for teaching rivals any young instructor in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy sharing secrets and stories from the Tour with Jake every time we work together. My ball striking has continued to improve under his guidance."
PGA Tour Winner: 2013 Tampa Bay Championship, 2014 Travelers Championship, 2009 Kodak Challenge
"Jake Thurm is one of the brightest young teachers in the country. If you really want to improve your game, Jake is the guy to see. I personally use him to help teach in my own golf schools and I can say from first hand experience that he gets great results with people.”
Dr. Jim Suttie
2000 PGA National Teacher of the Year, #1 Ranked Teacher in Illinois, TOP 20 Instructor Golf Digest
Jake Thurm is a swing guru whom I will trust getting lessons about my own swing. He understands the core values of kinetics and movement creating tendencies in the swing. The end result is a clear and simple thought process that I can take from the practice range to a PGA Tour event. What he says not only works to improve my game, but is the truth of golf instruction in the modern day. Move over other top instructors, Jake Thurm is on the rise!"
James Hahn PGA Tour Winner: 2015 Northern Trust Open, 2016 Wells Fargo Championship