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Tom Stickney II

Tom Stickney II
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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instructor at The Vidanta Golf Academies. He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 60 people in the world.
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By now everyone has heard the benefits of getting your putter -- and really, all of your clubs -- custom fitted to your stroke/swing....

As most of my regular readers know, I started playing golf as a kid and was lucky enough to play all through my teenage...

I hate to admit this, but when I first started teaching golf in 1992, golf swing video analysis was in its infancy, and there...

If you know nothing else about your golf swing, know this: the flight of your golf ball begins mostly in the direction of your...

A troubling trend I see with golfers today, both amateur and professional, is the lack of overall ownership they have with their golf swing. I...

Impact is the point where the golf ball is programmed by your swing to fly high or low, with curvature or dead straight. Most...

The Open Championship is one of my favorite tournaments of the year for many reasons, but I particularly enjoy it because of the creativity...

A big mistake that many amateurs, and even some professionals make when putting is to use their hands to deliver the putter to the...

When you're playing golf -- especially when you're working to improve something specific in your game -- your head is often jumbled with so...

There's a good chance you're just like the majority of golfers in the world. You're looking for a complex solution to your golf swing problems, even...

While teaching at a corporate outing this week, I had an interesting conversation with Stan Utley and Mike Shannon, two of the world’s best...

I've been a golf instructor for a long time, but I still get frustrated when I work with golfers who are serious about improving their game, yet...

To be honest, I'm not much of an equipment freak. I know enough about the newest technology that I can be helpful to my...

It's important to remember that I have no horse in the retail race, but I am obsessed with helping golfers get better at the...

Congratulations, you've finally done it. You've committed to getting better at golf, and made the promise to work harder than ever on your game....

When I was in college and playing full-time, I was notorious for leaving the course early to “go work on my swing.” This tendency...

Are you "that guy" in the golf instruction world? You know, the golfer who takes lessons from many instructors but doesn't get any better? I've given...

Tracking golf stats in the technology age has become easier than ever. All you have to do is download an app, enter a few...

During what seems like every PGA Tour telecast, there's a swing video analysis segment that mentions how a player retains the angle formed between...

All too often, I see golfers frustrated and confused after taking lessons. Many practice diligently, but don't see the results they want on their scorecard. They...

Watch any PGA Tour event and you'll see varying setups, takeaways, and moves to the top, but the most important part is the transition move...

It's always interesting to see how golfers go about their practice sessions, especially when they're implementing what they've learned from a recent lesson. Some machine-gun balls,...

Trackman is a wonderful tool for teaching and fitting golf clubs, but it can also help golfers understand how certain golf shots actually happen. Recently,...

As passionate golfers, we want to watch the best professional golfers play in the biggest tournaments on TV. But don't you get the feeling...

From time to time, every golfer falls into bad habits and plays poorly for a short stretch of time. To get out of the brief...