My approach is to take the best from your swing and enhance it using a common sense approach. I never want a student coming away with too many thoughts! Keep it simple and lay out a manageable plan for improvement.
For me the greatest satisfaction I get is the relationships I develop with my customers. Nothing makes me more fired up than to have a client share their successes with me! Being in a setting that is outside in a beautiful, green grass environment makes it so nice plus I'm helping people get better at the game we love!
Tom easily and generously shares his wealth of golf knowledge during lessons. He tailors your lesson to your particular needs and goals - he is a creative, intuitive and gifted teacher. I highly recommend Tom if you're looking to improve your game. He's been a great golf instructor for my husband and me.
Having suffered two ruptured discs, 8 years of developing poor swing habits and my overall poor flexibility, Tom had his work cut out for him. Tom was the first professional that was able to assess my limited mobility and work within my constraints. He did not try to revamp my entire swing. We simply targeted one or two swing flaws and worked on those until I was ready to tackle the next step. I have seen steady improvement and am able to swing in a more relaxed manner without any pain. My game has improved as well as my attitude. I would highly recommend Tom to any level of golfer who is looking to improve their game. He is a remarkable teacher and will personalize the lessons to your specific needs and abilities.
I have had amazing progress with Tom and appreciate that he does not overwhelm me with too much information. He strives to evaluate a person's strength and delivers small doses of change that has immediate impact. The most important thing for me is he is analytical and delivers useful personalized messages that I can take away and use in my golf game. His positive attitude and enthusiasm for golf is uplifting with his antidotes, quotes and reference to golf greats struggles and successes.
I start with a few basic questions and get to know each student’s learning style and favorite activities. I’ll often use analogies which draw on the student’s background in other areas to create parallels they can apply to their golf swing.
I have been a member of the PGA of America since 1995 and have taught over 1,000 students ranging from age 4 to 86.