About Tom Stickney

Tom StickneyTom Stickney is the Director of Instruction at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA as well as the Promontory Club in Park City, UT.

He has been recognized as a top golf teacher by many leading golf publications. Tom has been recognized as a:

  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher
  • Golf Digest Top 40 Under 20 (2006-2011)
  • Golf Tips Magazine Top 25 Teacher

Tom has published over 125 national instructional articles – including 8 national cover stories – that have been seen in Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Japan Golf Today, Golf Tips, Golf Illustrated, Golf for Women, Senior Golfer, Executive Golfer, Air-Tran In-Flight, and many others.

In 2004, Tom received a Doctorate from The Golfing Machine, the premier advanced learning system for professional golf instructors worldwide. He is one of less than 20 teachers to have reached the doctorate level.

I played for the University of Memphis, then tried the mini-tours but quickly got into teaching. My first round as a pro got me on track: I shot 74, and the guy I’m playing with shot 64. I said to myself, I need to get a real job.