Jim McLean is known for his extensive research mastering the golf swing. The X-Factor ®, which is a study that granularly describes human body motions and body positions in the golf swing, was a study Jim McLean spent over 30 years perfecting. Jim McLean cleverly integrated video into his teaching strategy and published "The Eight Step Swing" video which not only was the best selling video on the Golf Channel, it is also the best selling golf video in the US. The book was also a hit! Sports Illustrated recognized it as one of the top golf instruction books in the twentieth century. Jim McLean also published a golf swing video analyzing Ben Hogan, which won 6 major awards. Teaching came from practicing! Jim has had the privilege of being one of few to qualify for the US Junior, the US Amateur (4 times) the US Open (2 times) and the US Senior Open and has also been a contestant in the Masters. Jim McLean also qualified for the National Club Pro Championships a whopping 10 times!