Meet our staff
TYLER WOODWARD – PGA GENERAL MANAGER, DIRECTOR OF CLUB OPERATIONS
Tyler is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a Business Management and Business Marketing degrees. Born in Edmond, Okla., Tyler has been a Golf Professional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club since 2006, and previously served as the Head Golf Professional starting in 2013.
He has played golf since the age of 2, and is Class A PGA Member. Tyler runs all of the tournament operations, as well as managing the Golf department and staff at the OU Golf Club. Tyler stays up to date with the new clubs and equipment that come to the retail market and is a Certified Club fitter for PXG, Taylormade, Titleist, Callaway, and Ping.
Tyler was the tournament chair and was vital with the organization and operation of the 2009 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship, 2010 Women’s Big XII Championship, and Tournament Director for the 2012 & 2018 NCAA Men’s Regional, the 2013, 2019 NCAA Women’s Regional, and the 2013 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
Tyler is married to his beautiful wife Jenna, and they have two incredible children, a daughter Emery, and a son Ty Jr.
HUNTER SMITH – ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL
A native of Norman, OK. Hunter has played golf since the age of 3.
Hunter attended Norman High, followed by the University of Oklahoma. His passion for golf runs deep, and is excited to help improve your game! As well as teaching Hunter is in charge of the outside service staff, and helping run the golf shop here at the Jimmie. Contact him today to inquire about Merchandise, lessons and clinics.
TENAL COOLEY – ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL
JOEY MARTINEZ – PGA HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
Joey Martinez is a PGA professional who grew up in Blanchard, Oklahoma. He has played golf since the age of 12 and worked in the golf industry since he was 16 years old. After high school he attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2007. He became a PGA Class A member in 2013.
Joey was an Assistant Professional at Twin Hills Golf & CC from 2006-2017. In 2017, he moved to Belmar Golf Club as an Assistant Professional and became Head Golf Professional in 2019.
Joey has extensive experience in club fitting, instruction, and tournament operations and is especially focused on growing the game of golf through junior programs.
Joey is married to Sydney, who played on the OU Women’s golf team from 2004-2008 and is now faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. They have two wonderful children, Adam and Amelia who both enjoy playing golf as a family.
JOHNNY JOHNSON – PGA DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION
A native of Stroud, Okla., Johnny has been playing and working in the golf industry for 40 years. He played collegiately at Central State University and in 1986, became the Assistant Golf Professional at Cushing Country Club, where he was promoted to Head Golf Professional just six months later.
Johnny left to take the same position at Stroud Municipal Golf Course in 1992 and later became the Head Golf Professional at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Muskogee, Okla., in 1996.
In 2004, Johnny and his family moved to the Norman area when he became the Tournament Director at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
He is now the Director of Instruction at Jimmie Austin and has seen the course emerge as one of the best public facilities in the state. Johnny has been a Golf Professional for 25 years and a proud member of the PGA for 20 years.
He has served as Tournament Director for the South Central Section and a rules official for the NCAA Championship, Nike Tour and the Big 8 Conference. Johnny served as Golf Coach at the Special Olympic World Games held in North Carolina and was one of five Golf Professionals from the South Central Section to qualify and compete in the 2009 National Senior Club Professionals Championship.
He is a certified club fitter with Ping and Titleist and is very qualified with all golf club manufacturers. He enjoys teaching, organizing, and running golf events.
Custom Club Fitting
The Sooner Golf Academy at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club employs the use of the Foresight launch monitor system that uses the same 3D Doppler tracking radar technology to provide accurate distances, club speed and ball speed to the amateur golfer with the same data that pros depend on to hone their skills.
PXG PARSONS EXTREME GOLF
Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was founded in September of 2014 by well-known businessman, philanthropist and golf nut Bob Parsons. PXG was born out of Parsons’ desire to make the world’s best golf equipment. Looking to be custom-fitted, The Jimmie is your hub for PXG custom fitting experience. Contact our Head Professional Tyler for more information on how to schedule your fitting!
THE TAYLOR MADE SELECT FIT SYSTEM
Featuring this year’s Hottest Taylormade Equipment.
The TaylorMade SelectFit System allows us to quickly and easily experiment with different shafts and head combinations without sacrificing feel or performance of the golf club.
The TaylorMade SelectFit System cart utilizes multiple driver heads of various lofts and models. Along with the heads the cart offers more than a dozen driver shafts of varying lengths, flexes and kick points.
THE PING FITTING CART & SYSTEM
The cart was designed to equip golf retailers a functional cart, providing all the tools for custom fitting.
The cart is also required to function both indoors and outdoors and provide security for the high end products it displays.
It not only performs well, but is extremely durable.
THE TITLEIST SURE FIT GOLF BAG
It is all about confidence, in your game and your equipment. That’s why Titleist designs the highest performing equipment and offers the most precise club fitting experience in the game.
Titleist’s approach to fitting begins with a unique understanding of players’ performance needs born from working with PGA Tour players, PGA Professionals and amateurs serious about getting better.
Our highly skilled team of fitters utilizes the most advanced tools to help players optimize driver performance, make iron play more precise, dial in their wedges and fine-tune set compositions.
If you would like to receive more information about golf lessons and other instructional programs at Jimmie Austin Golf Club, please contact one of our Golf Professionals at 405.325.6716.