Jari started playing golf in Australia 1989. 1998 he totally fell in love with golf and started taking it more seriously. 2003 he found himself caddying on the European Senior Tour.

2004 Jari moved to the USA and started studying all aspects of golf. Golf had become "his life". After learning from some of the best golf teachers in the world (e.g. Bob Toski, John Mason, Myron Klement and Jim Perez) he was confident that he has something to give to his fellow golfers. Passion for teaching, being very detail orientated and (good or bad) being able to see everything are his strenghts he offers as a golf teaching professional. 2007 Jari tour-coached and caddied LPGA player Minea Blomqvist. When they started working together Minea was 134th in the money list. Only 8 months after she was in the top-30. Jari and Minea missed only one cut during the time they worked together.

Between 2008 and 2012 Jari managed one of the top-100 driving ranges in the USA, Trails End Golf Center (Oregon City, OR). During that time Jari was able to make the driving range a very pleasant and popular place to practice. Jari also introduced an X Golf simulator, the most realistic and accurate golf simulator in the world, to the customers of the driving range. From 2011 Jari has also served as the in-house golf professional for X Golf America. In September 2012 Jari opened his long time dream, his own BirdieFinish Golf golf speciality store in Oregon City, OR. He speciliazes in golf club repairs, club fittings, custom club making as well as golf instruction. Jari is one of the TOP-100 Club Fitters in the world and a Master Clubmaker. BirdieFinish Golf also offers golfers a chance to play X Golf simulator and its 93 US and international golf courses.Come visit BirdieFinish Golf!

 What's in the bag?

Driver: PXG 0811 9.0*, w/ AeroTech Ti-Fiber Pro 70 f6

Fairway wood: Callaway Rogue Subzero 3+ (13.5), w/ Grafalloy Prolauch Supercharged 60X, tipped extra 1 inch

Driving Iron: PXG 0311X 2-iron, w/ Project X Black HZRDUS 6.5

Irons: PXG 0311 GEN1, 4 - GW, w/ True Temper Dynamic Golf X7

Wedges:Yururi Tataki 56 1/2 & 60 1/2, w/ KBS Tour Custom (black) stiff

Putter:Scotty Cameron Fast Back Custom, w/ SuperStroke Flatso 2.0 counterweight

Grips:NO1 50-series grips, + 2 tapes

Ball:TaylorMade TP5x

BirdieFinish Golf

14214 Fir St., Suite F
Oregon City, OR

Tour Experienced Teaching Professional, Master Clubmaker and Master Club Fitter:

Jari Hakonen
Tour Experienced Game Improvement Professional
Email: info@birdiefinishgolf.com
Tel. (503) 518-0085

Winter hours:

Wednesday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday:                   10-4
Sunday:                     10-4
Monday &Tuesday:   By Appointment Only

Simulator play after closing hours also available ($45/hr)


  • Tour experienced Golf Instructor

  • Top 100 Club fitter in the world

  • Master Craftsman

  • World's most advanced golf simulator

  • The best golf components

  • Fast and professional service



Open on Sundays, too!
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

  • PXG clubs are here! Come and demo them today. Book your fitting now!

  • EPON high en Japanese forged clubs are here! Demo today!

  • BirdieFinish Golf is the only golf shop in Oregon that is a qualified Callaway Tour Van builder. Your Callaway clubs are built just like for the Touring Pros. At BirdieFinish Golf your Callaways dont come in a box. They are all custom built. For you.

  • Big selection of PIRETTI putters




Appointment Only


10:00AM - 4:00PM


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