Head Golf Professional
Tom graduated from Methodist University in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. He began his career in golf as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Donald Ross designed Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, MA where his tenure spanned 6 years. While at Charles River, Tom worked seasonally at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach for 3 winters. His connection with Jack Nicklaus at Lost Tree lead to a First Assistant Position at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida where he helped open the world-class club in 2000 and stayed on board for 6 years. During his time at The Bear’s Club Tom returned to New England for a couple of summers at Wollaston Golf Club in Milton, MA. Tom’s next stop was another Donald Ross gem in Jacksonville, FL – Timuquana Country Club.
Among other accomplishments at Timuquana, Tom was selected the 2009 Teacher of the Year for the North Chapter of the North Florida Section of the PGA. In 2013 Tom was the Head Golf Professional at the Arnold Palmer designed Cullasaja Club in Highlands, NC. In 2016 Tom was a finalist for CTPGA Teacher of the Year. He has been fortunate to be influenced by some the top players and instructors in the country to include; Jack Nicklaus, Jim Flick, Martin Hall, Jim McLean and Gary Player.
In five seasons at Fox Hopyard Tom has developed a strong following of students and has helped many achieve proficiency beyond their expectations. He has elevated the level of professionalism to encourage and promote a high-level of customer service throughout the operation. Tom has personally developed, coordinated and executed many Game Improvement Sessions for golfers of all levels of ability and age. His passion, dedication and enthusiasm for teaching is shared in assisting and mentoring other professionals in developing a solid teaching technique.