Jennifer Hudson

PGA Class A Member, LPGA T&CP Member

Jennifer Hudson headshot2019 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
2019 New England PGA Teaching Professional of the Year

Jennifer is the founder and owner of LifeLong Golf. In addition to operating LifeLong Golf, Jennifer is the Director of Instruction at Sankaty Head Golf Club, a Top 80 Golf Digest Classic Course, on Nantucket Island. From 2016-2020, Jennifer taught at the Ocean Reef Club, #2 ranked platinum club in the world, in Key Largo, Florida. Jennifer is dedicated to providing fun, innovative teaching programs that include private, group, and on-course coaching. These programs have helped countless men, women and juniors enjoy golf and understand their personalized golf path.

In 2019, Jennifer was invited to be a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff spearheading product development and program initiatives geared toward club level golfers. Jennifer is excited to be part of the Titleist/FootJoy team recognizing women amateurs as dedicated golfers and the significant role women professionals have in growing the game.

Jennifer’s LifeLong Golf Story

Jennifer Hudson headshotJennifer learned early on how golf can strengthen relationships between friends, families, and communities. She opened opportunities for junior girls to participate in High School golf in the Hudson Valley region while growing up as a competitive junior player in New Paltz, New York. Jennifer played at Rhodes College (2002-2006) where she became an integral part of rebuilding the Rhodes’ women’s golf program as team Captain. She was named All-American (SCAC conference) 2004-2006 and competed in two NCAA Division III championships as an individual. After graduation, Jennifer competed on mini-tours before pursuing her PGA and LPGA T&CP certifications.

As a young assistant PGA professional, Jennifer became the first elected woman officer of the West Tennessee PGA section. For six years she spearheaded state-wide growth of the game initiatives significantly growing women’s and junior golf in Tennessee. In 2013 she set another milestone by becoming the first woman Head Golf Professional at a Golf Digest Top 200 Private Club in Tennessee (Spring Creek Ranch). For Jennifer, golf is a lifelong affair that has woven extraordinary people, places and opportunities into the spirit of why she loves to play and coach. She is passionate about sharing her love of golf with all those around her.

LifeLong Golf Coaching Philosophy

Jennifer Hudson teaching golf student

Making Golf A Fulfilling Part Of  Your Life

Whether you are learning to play because all your friends do or you are a collegiate player striving to play professionally–golf should be a fulfilling, fun and positive part of your life.

LifeLong Golf is dedicated to providing innovative teaching programs that include private, group, and on-course coaching. Through a holistic improvement plan, these programs have helped countless golfers enjoy golf and lower their scores.

LifeLong Golf establishes a performance plan based on a student’s goals, physical capabilities and commitment level. This tailored approach ensures students have a functionally effective swing based on their unique bio-swing dynamics.Students also become better players through performance coaching and human skills development.

Each improvement plan includes specialized coaching in these areas:

  • Goal Setting & Planning
  • Swing Improvement
  • Play Management
  • Human Skills Development
  • Equipment Fitting

Whether you are new to the game or a competitive golfer, LifeLong Golf’s holistic approach to playing better will have you enjoying the game like never before.

LifeLong Golf supports players of all levels including:

  • Tour Players
  • Collegiate Golfers
  • Competitive Junior Golfers
  • Men & Women Club-Level Players
  • Beginner Adults
  • Beginner Juniors

Teaching & Coaching Certifications

  • Mach 3 Speed Training Coach, 2019-Present
  • Vision 54 Coaching for the Future, 2018-Present
  • US Kids Golf Certified Teacher, 2017-Present
  • Operation 36 Certified Golf Coach, 2017-Present
  • BioSwing Dynamics Program Understudy, 2016-Present
  • Certified Golf Coach, Certified Golf Coaches Association, 2016
  • SNAG Golf Certified, 2016
  • HOPE Certified Instructor (HELPING OUR PATRIOTS EVERYWHERE), 2015
  • PGA Class A Member
  • LPGA T&CP Member

Jennifer’s coaching mentors include:

  • Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, Vision 54 Founders & Top 20 Golf Digest Teaching Professionals.
  • Mike Adams, 2016 National PGA Teaching Professional of the Year
  • Kathy Whitworth, Winningest Professional Golfer All Time & World Golf Hall of Fame Member
  • Henry Brunton, Top-Ranked Canadian PGA Professional

Professional Awards

Jennifer Hudson receiving golf award

  • 2019 New England PGA Teaching Professional of the Year
  • 2019 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • 2018 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • 2017 US Kids Top 50 Teacher, Honorable Mention
  • 2015 Tennessee PGA Merchandiser of The Year
  • 2013 West Tennessee PGA Assistant Professional of The Year
  • 2013 Tennessee PGA Richard Eller Growth of The Game Award Winner
  • 2012 West Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Leader

Leadership & Service

  • Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff, 2019-Present
  • West TN PGA Vice President, 2015-2016
  • West TN PGA Secretary 2014-2015
  • West TN PGA Growth of The Game Committee Chair, 2013-2015
  • West TN PGA Junior Golf Committee Chair, 2012-2015

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