About TOM PATRI
BiographyTom Patri gives lessons at The Quarry on Immokalee Road. He is at Friar’s Head in New York until Dec. 1. Patri is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. For lesson information, call 239-404-7790 or visit Patri’s Web site at www.tompatri.com or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Columnist - Sports
12/21/2007 - current
Tom Patri: Don't be afraid to try out your course's reciprocal program
Published 05/14/2013 at 8:23 p.m.
Reciprocals. I had never heard of them until I moved to South Florida full time in 2001. What a great opportunity to play all those different courses. I view it as a chance to take your game in the road ...
Tom Patri: Time to hit the road for Long Island
Published 04/30/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
Well, that was it! Last Sunday was my last day teaching in paradise for this season. First and foremost, thanks to all who read this column. Special thanks even to those who send me those strongly worded emails after I ...
Tom Patri: The Masters proves why it's a tradition unlike any other
Published 04/16/2013 at 3:32 p.m.
Every year when the last putt drops at the Masters and the green jacket presentation ends, Jim Nantz says goodbye I get a bit sad. This event — more than any other in my golf life — always has pulled ...
Tom Patri: Do we need another golf course community? How about a public one instead?
Published 04/02/2013 at 3:31 p.m.
I was driving down Immokalee Road last week headed west, and as I looked to my right I noticed a massive land clearing going on. It was easy to see that a huge undertaking with many pieces of heavy equipment ...
Tom Patri: Can't wait to go nuts during Masters week
Published 03/19/2013 at 11:50 a.m.
Each year about this time I about jump out of my skin daily as that magic week in April approaches.
Tom Patri: Does Nike have a dentist for Rory McIlroy?
Published 03/05/2013 at 11 a.m.
I totally understand how injury or pain can affect performance. I have had two wrist surgeries myself, and the recovery and trying to play leading up to the surgery was a nightmare.
Tom Patri: Thoughts on Tiger, Phil, Rory ... and the Champions Tour
Published 02/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
Well, here we go again. Tiger wins going away, Phil lights it up,and Rory changes equipment for a zillion dollars and misses a cut looking like a 7 handicap. And Augusta is still two months away.
Tom Patri: Helping another sick youngster with tie to Southwest Florida golf
Published 01/22/2013 at 3:25 p.m.
Golf is a games of constant adjustments. It requires even the very best players to take every bad bounce, ugly hop, every spike mark in their putting line, and plain and simple, deal with those breaks the game sends their ...
Tom Patri: Cancer hits fellow teaching pro and longtime student
Published 01/08/2013 at 5:40 p.m.
I thought a long time about my column topic this week. The clear choice would have been the opening event on the PGA Tour and the upcoming season. However, my heart led me back to two dear friends. One is ...
Tom Patri: A Christmas wish list for the golfers out there
Published 12/24/2012 at 3:43 p.m.
I hope that all of our golf fans have a wonderful Christmas and Santa brings each and everyone of you:
Tom Patri: Gadgets can help you find perfect practice routines
Published 02/21/2012 at 8:29 p.m.
Every once in a great while I’ll receive a new teaching aid from its creator. They usually ask me either to try it and give them feedback and, if I like it, endorse the product to my students. I would ...
Tom Patri: Paddy's PGA end to a strange majors season
Published 08/13/2008 at midnight
The last major of the season is history. I have to tell you, I’m kind of confused about the season that never was.
Tom Patri: Perry is hot, but skipping British Open?
Published 07/16/2008 at 1:47 a.m.
This past week, a couple of neat things in the golf world: Paula Creamer fires a first-round 60, then holds on for her third win of the season.
Tom Patri: Let's see if I still have it ...
Published 07/02/2008 at midnight
This article is for all you folks out there who send me those nasty e-mails that I’m too critical of this tour player or that tour player.
Tom Patri: Rocco didn't lose this Open
Published 06/18/2008 at midnight
In 1953 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, David took down Goliath when Jack Fleck defeated the great Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff.
Tom Patri: Kenny Perry's doing what's right
Published 06/04/2008 at midnight
I’m writing this article Sunday morning not knowing any outcomes this week. Something the last couple of weeks on the men’s tours has really struck me.
Tom Patri: Giving lessons the 21st Century way
Published 05/07/2008 at midnight
We’ll we (Denise and I, four dogs) and a U-Haul trailer are driving north. As I write this, we are driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Tom Patri: Ochoa, Weekley show golfers can come from anywhere
Published 04/23/2008 at midnight
Which story is more fun?
Tom Patri: Fifth? Tiger must be in a slump
Published 03/26/2008 at midnight
Tiger is in a slump. Not only did he not win, he didn’t finish second, and he didn’t finish third.
Tom Patri: Watch players' schedules as Masters nears
Published 03/12/2008 at midnight
Well now, things start to get interesting. Tiger, it seems, will play Bay Hill (and with a win could tie Ben Hogan’s 64 wins), as will seven of the world’s top 10.
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