Explanar Golf is proud to welcome Jim Schuman to the Explanar Team.
Jim is Head Coach of the Men’s Golf Team at Wisconsin University and coach to many leading players including PGA Tour star Jerry Kelly.
Explanar's CEOcommented: “It was Jim who suggested to Jerry that they begin using Explanar, which contributed to his dramatic turnaround in March 2007. With Jim’s experience in College Golf and with the role that Explanar has to play in golf and golfing fitness development we look forward to working together to help improve performance across the USA. Take a look at Jim’s bio. I don’t believe that we could be working with a more qualified and committed individual. Did I mention that he’s a terrific guy too?”
Any Coach wishing to learn more about how Explanar is helping Jerry and the Wisconsin Men’s Golf Team can contact Jim at 608 265 3114 or via email at JS6@athletics.wisc.edu . To learn more about Golf at Wisconsin University visit www.uwbadgers.com
The Jim Schuman Biography
After just four short years, Head Coach Jim Schuman has brought the Badger program back into national prominence. The 2007 team qualified for the first NCAA regional tournament since 1994, and the fifth place ranking at the Big Ten Championship was the best since 1999.
A familiar name in golf around the state and nationally, Schuman is a noted teacher and competitor. A Madison native and member of Edgewood High School’s 1980 WISAA state championship team; Schuman is a two-time winner of the Wisconsin State Open (1996 and 1999) and was the Wisconsin PGA Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. Beyond the state open titles, Schuman also won the 2001 and 2002 Stroke Play and Match Play state events. His fellow state professionals named him the 2003 PGA Teacher of the Year. He continues to remain active on the competitive golf circuit.
A two-time WISAA state high school champion with the Edgewood Crusaders, Schuman attended nationally-ranked University of Florida and lettered three years in golf (1983, 1985-86). He earned All-American status in 1986, and was an All-SEC choice in 1985 while playing on the Gator’s 1985 SEC championship team. His season average of 72.7 strokes in 1986 is tied for the 13th-best (with current PGA Tour pro Pat Bates) season in Florida history. Schuman also received the 1986 Buster Bishop Award at Florida for golf achievement and academic excellence.
After earning a degree in criminal justice, Schuman joined the Australian PGA Tour one year, and later played on the Nike and Ben Hogan Tours from 1990-94.
After receiving membership in the PGA of America in 1993, Schuman continued to compete and won the prestigious National Assistants Championship in 1996 and 1997. He is the only player to have won that national championship in back-to-back seasons.
Hometown: Madison, Wis. Jim currently resides in Verona, Wis.
Family: Wife Nancy and sons Adam and Alex
Alma Mater: B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Florida, 1987
Jim Schuman Golf Career Highlights
2003 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year
Wisconsin PGA Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002
2001 and 2002 Wisconsin PGA Stroke Play and Match Play state titles
Two-time winner of the Wisconsin State Open in 1996 and 1999
Southern Regional Club Pro Championship Winner (1999)
National Assistants Champion in 1996 and 1997.
Wisconsin Assistant’s Player of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997)
High School Playing ExperienceMember of Edgewood High School’s 1980 WISAA State Championship team
Two-time WISAA state high school champion (1980, 1981)
Three-year Edgewood letter winner (1979-1982)
University of FloridaLettered three years (1983, 1985-86)
NCAA Division I All-American honors in 1986
All Southeastern Conference honors in 1985
Member of the Gator’s 1985 SEC championship team
His season average of 72.7 strokes in 1986 is tied for the 13th-best (with current PGA TOUR pro Pat Bates) season in Florida history
University of Florida Buster Bishop Award for Golf Achievement and Academic Excellence in 1986
PGA Tour ExperienceJoined the Australian PGA Tour 1988-89
Played on the PGA Nike Tour from 1990-94
Earned PGA membership in 1993
Professional ExperienceHead Golf Professional and Director of Instruction, Hawks Landing Golf Club, Madison, Wis. (2000-2003)
Director of Instruction, Rick Smith Golf Academy at Tiburon, Naples, Fla. (1998-2000)
Instructor, Rick Smith Golf Academy at Treetops, Gaylord, Mich. (1998)
Assistant Golf Professional, Maple Bluff Country Club, Madison, Wis. (1996-1998)
Assistant Golf Professional, Northwood Golf Course, Rhinelander, Wis. (1995)
AffiliationsPGA of America Member (Class A) since 1997
National Presidential Advisory Board Member, Taylor Made/adidas Golf worldwide since 2000
Ford Motor Company Corporate Outing Instructor since 1999.