Timmy Turns 100

Instruction

Next to a college coach or a hot shot salesman, there might not be a more nomadic profession than that of a golf professional. I’m not talking about the ones you see on television; I’m talking about the people behind the pro shop counter or on the range giving a lesson. It seems like once you get to see and know a familiar face – boom, they’re gone.
Thankfully, Tim Cusick does not fit that nomadic description. The director of instruction at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas has held that position since 2005. Before that, he was with Hank Haney Golf Inc., for seven years. He’s also had stints at famed resorts PGA West and Pinehurst.


Yet his longest tenure, and one we think is most impressive (for obvious reasons) – Cusick has been our instruction writer since July 2002. This issue marks the 100th that he has contributed to AVIDGOLFER. To commemorate this, Cusick has picked out his best instruction articles. What’s great about these articles is that they focus on different aspects of the game, with the sole purpose to make you a better player.


“If I can help people enjoy themselves more by playing better golf, then I have accomplished my goal at the end of the day,” said Cusick, who’s teaching philosophy centers on analyzing and improving the player’s ball flight and impact by swinging on the correct swing plane.


Cusick, who has been involved in teaching since 1983 when he was a golf intern at Pinehurst, has coached players that have won on all major professional tours around the world including the Kuehne family, Bruce Crampton, Kris Tschetter, Michael Allen and top ranked amateur Anthony Paolucci.


Golf Digest listed Cusick as a Top Teacher in the State of Texas for 2011-2012. The Northern Texas PGA also bestowed to him the Teacher of the Year award for 2005 and 2009. Cusick also served as the assistant men’s golf coach at Southern Methodist University from 1993-97.


We’re glad Cusick is a part of our team, and hope he stays on board with us for another 100 issues. Enjoy the best instruction articles from Tim Cusick.

 

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