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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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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...

Social media outlets such as Twitter provide an entire new channel to absorb a wide range of golf information, and offers a convenient place for...

One of the best feelings in golf is executing a delicate flop shot over a bunker; take a mighty rip and watch the ball...

As adults, we tend to shy away from learning new things because it’s difficult, and sometimes embarrassing. But I promise, learning the wonderful game...

There's nothing more satisfying in golf than hearing and feeling that "crack" at impact, like the one you'd hear off the club of a...

If your life is like mine, you only have a limited amount of time to practice your golf game. So when you do, you...

Most GolfWRXers know that the flight of a golf ball begins mostly in the direction of the club face at impact, and curves away...

Trackman is a wonderful tool for instructors and club fitters alike. With more than 25 data parameters, it offers extensive insight into what's really happening between the...

In most places in the world it's getting colder, so most golfers are headed indoors to practice. But don’t fret, there are still ways to...

Every golf equipment company has a theory and pitch for why you should play its wedges. I am here to say that, yes, certain wedges from...

Aiming a golf club to your target, in this case the putter, is like shooting a gun while looking at the barrel from the side....

Professional golfers can do things that most amateurs cannot, but having productive practice sessions shouldn't be one of them. There's simply no excuse for a professional to be...

When I'm struggling with my driver, I'll switch to a 3 wood off the tee for more control. Along with many others, I first...

For as long as I've been playing the game, I have always struggled hitting shots from the rough from about 200 yards or so....

One thing I love about teaching golf for a living is watching players making golf swings that look totally different, yet each work effectively...