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Junior Golf, Swim & Tennis Camp Brochure - June 24the through 27th
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The Blackmore Golf Academy is committed to offering an exceptional golf experience to guests of the Academy and Virginian Golf Club Members.  An experienced PGA Professional Staff is who you need when seeking advise about your swing, equipment and management of your overall golf game.  The lesson experience is most effective when your instructors have a sound teaching philosophy, extensive knowledge of technology and access to state-of-the-art training aids and practice facilities. Add in passionate and friendly service from the Virginian Golf Club, a top rated private club and residential development in the southeast, and you have an experience which brings out the best in student and instructor.

Our golf professionals are driven by a persistent desire to improve players games and are adept at instructing all levels of golfers including men, women and juniors. Our staff also has the unique opportunity to help our students take their games to the golf course with the use of The Virginian's three full-sized practice holes located adjacent to the range facility. Click on the 
Academy or Private Lesson Program tabs above for information about rates and offerings for adults and juniors.  We welcome inquiries from Virginian members and non members who are interested in taking instruction at the Blackmore Golf Academy.


Jim Blackmore - Director of Instruction

Jim’s career in golf spans 41 years as an accomplished player, instructor and PGA golf professional. As a player, Jim was a three time All-American at Ohio Wesleyan University and was also inducted into the athletic hall of fame. As an instructor, he has been Director of Instruction at the award winning Virginian Golf Club in Bristol, VA for the past 21 years. His experience has also included teaching at Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, FL and as a lead golf academy instructor at the award winning Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena, IL where he co-authored “A Guide to Better Golf.” Jim’s PGA Professional status led to numerous section awards which include Merchandiser of the Year, Junior Golf Leader and Golf Professional of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by his peers in the Tenessee PGA Section.  Jim is also a Past Pesident of the Tennesse PGA Section and is a member of the PING advisory board.   mobile:  (423) 341-8640


Jeremy Cason- Academy Instructor


Jeremy Cason is an academy instructor and the First Assistant Golf Professional at The Virginian Golf Club. He is a graduate of Maryville College located in Maryville, TN where he graduated with a Business and Organizational Management degree along with a Senior Thesis in "Sport Psychology in Golf" and Senior Seminar study on "Environmentally Friendly Golf Courses". Jeremy was also a part of the  2011 GSAC Conference Championship team. During his college career he also qualified and participated in the 93rd and 94th Tennessee State Amateur.  He hails from Sevierville, TN and is in his second full year at The Virginian. Jeremy will soon become a member of the PGA of America as he will be elected into membership in the coming months. (865) 607-4531

Blackmore Golf Academy at The Virginian Golf Club
22512 Clubhouse Ridge    Bristol, Virginia  24202
Tel: 276.645.6959    Fax: 276.645.6979
 Email: jimblackmore@pga