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Tom Stickney II

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Director of Golf Instruction Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif. (Nov-May) The Promontory Club, Park City, Utah (June-Oct) Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Golf Digest Best Young Teachers Under 40 (2006-2011) Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor The Golfing Machine, GSED www.tomstickneygolf.com and www.youtube.com/tomstickneygolf tom@tomstickneygolf.com **Guest Students Welcome** GolfWRX Writer of the Month: May 2014

I read a great article on a golf blog recently about what distance people think they hit their drivers versus how far they actually do,...

For beginners and intermediate golfers, the wealth of information about golf can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to hitting short game shots --...

Your backswing length needs to produce enough speed to create the necessary distance, but also provide consistency for the most accurate shots possible. Sometimes...

If you're into New Year's resolutions, you've probably already made them -- but did you make your 2015 golf resolutions yet? As an instructor, here's...

Books, DVD's, TV shows and magazines have discussed for years how the golf swing should look and what types of shots these different "looks"...

The more technologically advanced we've become in the golf instruction world, the better we've gotten at correcting swing flaws. We've also gotten better at...

It's a question that will always linger in the instruction world: do swing models work? Many great teachers have taught a particular model to their...

One of the most frequent questions I get about the short game is how to hit the low spinner -- you know, the one...

Sometimes, a teacher-player relationship just isn't working out. It's a natural progression in the career of most avid golfers, whether they want to make...

Well here we go again… Tiger Woods' new swing coach has been announced and the speculation is in full force. Will Chris Como help...

People often ask if it bothers me when I see members on the range working on their golf swing without my help -- or anyone...

I have been teaching golf full-time for more than 20 years and during this time I have seen countless training aids, swing theories and...

If you are a golfer over the age of 25, you were probably taught the old ball flight laws. You know, the one stating...

Every year, Golf Magazine hosts a “Teaching Summit” for its Top-100 Instructors. It brings together all types of teachers with different perspectives of how...

Yes, I'm a teaching professional, but I don't hesitate to use all the technology that equipment manufacturers are building into their new clubs. Like...

Doppler radar launch monitors have proved at least two things about ball flight. The golf club's face angle at impact controls the ball’s starting direction. The...

I was going over some Trackman and Tour data the other day -- as I often do from time-to-time in order to keep my...

As instructional tools evolve, we as teachers are better armed with technology that helps us become better instructors. The video feature on my Trackman...

Over the last twenty years, I have seen all types of golfers with different attitudes come to the lesson tee -- some people are...

New and innovative swing models are always fun for me as a golf instructor, because they're good for golf and push us as golf...

As teachers, we all have our own ideas of how golfers should swing the club. Sometimes our recommendations for a particular student follow the...

What should golfers do when they're stuck between yardages? Alter their swing? Hit their shorter club harder? Hit their longer club easier? The answer is...

Besides “consistency,” the second most common request I get from my students is they would like to hit the ball more solid. There's nothing like...

In a previous article, I showed you how the face and path interact in order to produce curvature on a golf ball. In this...

As a teacher, I have to admit that the invention of the Trackman has been one of the most amazing additions to the golf...