Tom Stickney II

Tom Stickney II

Stickney has published more than 100 national instruction articles and is a keynote speaker for various PGA Sections on Learning and Teaching Golf. He is an instructor for golfers on the PGA, LPGA, Senior, Buy.com and Hooter’s Tour. Tom has given more than 20,000 individual golf lessons and continues to teach at numerous different schools and clinics.

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Meet Golf Tips’ Top 25 Instructors

Golf Tips Magazine is proud to present its Top 25 Instructors for 2019-2020. In early 2018 we decided to overhaul our previous Top 30 list, formed a nomination committee and undertook an exhaustive, months-long search for the best golf teaching talent we could find from coast to coast, finally narrowing our list to several dozen Read more…

How To Hit Better Tee Shots

Better tee shots mean hitting the ball straight. There’s nothing worse than standing up on the tee setting up for your “normal” shot shape, then hitting the deadly double-cross! So now you are left picking up the pieces of a shot that went left to left or right to right…not fun! Here at Punta Mita Read more…

Iron Out The Kinks

The hard part is over, right? You’ve boomed a 300-yard drive right down the middle, leaving no more than a short iron into the green.

Dare To Flare

Flexibility is a critical element in the golf swing and should play a significant role in determining what type of setup you adopt. In particular, the position of the left foot is strongly impacted by flexibility level. This is key, because left-foot positioning can affect several swing characteristics, including backswing length, hip turn and subsequent torso rotation through the ball.

Who Will Win The 2019 British Open?

The media is calling it “Glory’s Last Shot,” but the 2019 British Open — or Open Championship, as it’s formally known — is also one last shot for Golf Tips’ Top 25 Instructors to pick a major winner for this year. Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland hosts the Open for the first time since 1951, Read more…

Spend That ‘Match’ Money On Great Golf Practice

If you’re one of the predictably large majority of golf fans who will pass on The Match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Nov. 23 — what, two fortysomething gazillionaires playing for $9 million of someone else’s money doesn’t rivet you to the tube? — allow Golf Tips to offer you a wealth of Read more…

Stop Your Slice

The majority of recreational golfers, and even some better players, suffer from chronic slicing. Anyone who has experienced this problem knows how frustrating it can be and how difficult it can be to overcome.

Press For Success

Take a look at 99 percent of the putters designed today and you’ll notice that if you hold the face up to a flat edge, the shaft actually leans away from the target. Manufacturers use this design to ensure that you press your hands forward at address, preserving the loft of the club and promoting more consistent impact. The key to understanding and using this fact to your advantage is to make sure you’re setting up in the correct fashion at address. To accomplish this, press your hands forward to the belt loop of your pants, just to the target side of your belt buckle.

Give Your Slice The Elbow

Over the years, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the proper position of the right elbow at the top of the backswing. Some players like John Daly swing with their elbow flying out, while others like Sergio Garcia keep it in, proving that it’s possible to hit great shots with either method. However, my biomechanical studies with PGA Tour pros using the K-Vest, developed by Bentley Kinetics, indicate that the flying right-elbow position favors a fade ballflight while a tucked right elbow promotes a draw.

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