Tim started his professional career as an Assistant Golf Professional at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., a club with a history of great professionals, including Bob Toski, Peter Kostis and Martin Hall. After leaving St. Andrews, Tim became an Assistant Professional at Philadelphia Country Club, site of the 1939 U.S. Open. In 1997, he was hired as the Director of Instruction at the Golden Bear Golf Center in Lake Park, Fla. Tim was then promoted and became one of only eight full-time Nicklaus/Flick instructors.
In January of 2000, Tim left Nicklaus/Flick and joined English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. He has been listed as one of the top five teachers in Louisiana four times, and he was awarded the 2004 and 2007 Gulf States Section PGA Teacher of the Year award. Tim is presently the Head Professional at Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, La. He has been a Class-A member of the PGA of America since 1997.
Learning to play golf takes a lifetime; however, learning to hit the ball with control and power is a much different pursuit. My teaching philosophy is simple yet scientific. The goal of every golfer is to hit the ball “Solid and Straight.” There are elements one must manage to hit the ball solid and others one must manage to hit the ball straight. How one blends these elements and uses them in their swing will determine how well they can strike the ball.
“Tim is unique because he can design a program based on my needs as a student. He can instruct for the long-term, yet help me play better today.”
“Tim has the ability to get right to the cause. He can fix my ball flight right away and does not waste time dealing with the effects!”
Lower-body stability is crucial in the golf swing but especially through impact. If you’re sliding on the downswing, however, stability will be tough to achieve and you’re going to struggle to generate the kind of power that you’d like. In ...