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Golf Legend Jim Flick Passes Away at 82

by   |   November 5, 2012
Jim Flick

Sadly, the golf world lost a legend and a gentleman today.  Here is the press release from TaylorMade Golf…

Official Announcement from the Flick Family:

Revered golf instructor Jim Flick passed away today at his home in Carlsbad, California at 1:20 p.m.  He was 82.

Known widely in the golf world for his knowledge of the swing, enthusiasm for teaching and boundless energy, Flick left a permanent mark on the game. Throughout his five decades as an instructor he authored several books, hundreds of magazine articles, made numerous appearances on the Golf Channel and, most important, gave hundreds of thousands of lessons.

He worked with numerous Tour professionals including long-time student Tom Lehman, winner of the 1996 Open Championship and 2012 Charles Schwab Cup; and in 1990 Jack Nicklaus entrusted Flick to monitor his swing. Yet for all the work Flick did with accomplished players, he said often that the most rewarding of all his students were juniors.

Though he lived to teach, Flick himself never stopped learning, and one of things the game taught him, he said last week, was that golf is not about searching for the perfect swing or working at golf – it’s about playing golf.

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4 Comments

  1. John Russell

    November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I was fortunate enough to meet Jim in Toronto in 1987, a great golf teacher and a greater gentleman.
    R. I .P . Jim ,my condolences to the Flick family.

    John.

  2. Allan Sagot

    November 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Jim Flick was amongst the finest people I have ever known. He gave my wife and I lessons and treated us like family. As I got older and started to loose distance he showed me how breaking my wrists at takeaway would resatore the lost distance. I asked him should I try it with the woods as well and he said “only try it with the ones you want to hit further.” Miss ya good buddy…RIP

  3. Trevor

    November 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Very sad to hear… Rest in Peace Mr. Flick and condolences to the family who lost a loved one.

  4. Dennis Clark

    November 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    RIP mr Flick you did a lot for our profession. dC

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