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…

Golf Shots You Never Practice, But Should

After teaching the game for almost 30 years I have noticed that there are several golf shots that people NEVER seem to practice, yet these are the exact shots that cost them strokes round after round. Practice doesn’t make perfect in this case—it makes you prepared. If you don’t practice each of the shots below, Read more…

Practice To Play Golf Forever

One of the biggest things that all of us feel as we get older (I’m 48!) are the random aches and pains after spending too much time on the practice tee or working on short game. We need to learn to practice to play golf as long as we can. Hopefully forever. Let’s face it, Read more…

Our Presidents Cup Predictions

The Presidents Cup has always suffered second-rate status in comparison to its much older match-play cousin, the Ryder Cup. It’ll probably always be that way. But thanks to several tasty story lines, this biennial edition, played out Dec. 12-15 (Dec. 11-14 in the U.S.) on the stately Sand Belt stretches of Royal Melbourne in southern 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.

How To Play Golf Forever

Let’s talk about every serious player’s goal: To play golf forever. No matter what age you are at this moment or where you are on the golf accomplishment spectrum — rank beginner to grizzled multi-decade vet — you can avoid the “autumn golf” phase of life for as long as you’d like. You can put Read more…

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.

Find Your Driver Speed

Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor Tom Stickney of Punta Mita Resort in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, says speed is a Goldilocks deal when it comes to the golf swing. Get driver speed just right and you’ll find the fairway more often off the tee. MORE DRIVING INSTRUCTION FROM TOM STICKNEY