When not globetrotting around the world staging high energy golf clinics which entertain, and educate golfers of all skill levels, Tom Ward presently resides in the Ft. Worth, Texas area. Currently, Tom has been developing an extensive golf educational program geared at assisting golf professionals in foreign countries become better teachers, while also creating new junior/women’s/corporate golf programs.
His prowess as an internationally known golf instructor who has taught in 38 Countries is about to be showcased through a series of golf educational books with best selling sports author Peter Golenboch. The Bronx Zoo, Wrigleyville, and Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes are some of Golenboch’s book titles. Also, instructional golf videos will be on the market in 1999!
Tom’s students have ranged from 3 former U.S. Presidents to P.G.A/L.P.G.A./Nike/European Tour players, as well as numerous celebrities from the world of pro-sports such as N.B.A./N.F.L./N.H.L./ Major league baseball/Pro tennis players, and actors/actresses from a variety of T.V. shows/movies. Many of these celebrities have participated in Tom’s charity golf events worldwide in resort towns such as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he has lived during the winter months since 1981.
However, his greatest strengths are encompassed in his passion in developing an excellent junior program, and his work with the physically challenged. He has taught boys/girls all over the world, and many of his kids have won the national championships of their country in their respective age groups. He has reworked the games of golfer’s sticken with polio, loss of sight, prosthetics, and other disabilities.
Tom does many corporate golf outings, as well as trick shot exhibitions. He is also available for group, and private instruction. You can contact him at 1-800-387-0980, or by fax at 817-498-8147. E-mail address: [email protected]. Inquire about the new corporate golf packages/resort golf vacation program that Tom and his staff will oversee for you and your guests. Please check out Global Golf Adventures in the travel section of Golf in the SouthWest for more details.
Note: “As a Golf Professional, I am a constructor of golf swings, not a peddler of compensating gimmicks. Each of my students will have a solid foundation, and understanding on which to build a sound game that will last a lifetime.”
Tom Ward has set 16 course records in his golfing career which was cut short due to rotator cuff surgery, however in 1981 he tied a world’s record by shooting a “57” on a par 70 course. That -13 under par score made the Guiness Book of World Record’s for a score on a regulation course of 6,000 yards which used to be the standard. The criteria has been changed recently to make a golf course over 6,500 yards, yet Tom’s record tying performance was in the world record book for over 10 years.