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 email@example.com.
- Columnist - Sports
12/21/2007 - current
Tom Patri: Your Christmas golf wish list doesn't have to include new equipment
Published 12/10/2013 at 4:11 p.m.
Happy Holidays to everyone out there in paradise! What a great time of year. Friends, family, and so much to be grateful for.
Tom Patri: Don't get too frustrated with some difficulties with your game — Keep Calm and Carry On
Published 11/26/2013 at 1:13 p.m.
Boy, oh boy, the winter season here in paradise is off to a fast start. People seem fired up to play some golf, but much to my delight, they also seem ready to put some time and elbow grease into ...
Tom Patri: How to improve distance off the tee
Published 11/12/2013 at 1:28 p.m.
If you read my gibberish bi-weekly, you know by now I’m continually preaching short game. However, today I thought I would discuss the favorite topic of nearly every club player who steps on my lesson tee — the driver.
Tom Patri: After 32 years, thankful to get those moments to recharge the teaching batteries
Published 10/15/2013 at 1:30 p.m.
It’s about that time. The frost has hit the pumpkin hard in the Northeast and TP’s old bones aren’t liking the chill in the air. In other words, my happy rear end is headed down the old dusty road this ...
Tom Patri: Clock ticking on getting game ready for the season
Published 10/01/2013 at 6 a.m.
Well, here we go again. Our wonderful winter season in Southwest Florida aka Paradise is just around the corner.
Tom Patri: Maybe now Zach Johnson will be more appreciated
Published 09/17/2013 at 4:42 p.m.
Almost every day I do a video post on my Facebook business page called “TP AM LIVE” talking about some timely golf topic or thought. Not that I actually have any real bright thoughts day to day.
Tom Patri: Have we seen the last of Tiger and Sergio on a major stage?
Published 09/03/2013 at 4:57 p.m.
Well, here comes the home stretch, and man are there some crazy story lines developing. Henrik Stenson put on an incredible performance in Boston on Monday, and in the process he blew past Tiger Woods to take over the top ...
Tom Patri: Figuring out the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and thoughts on the Solheim Cup
Published 08/20/2013 at 5:36 p.m.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs are here again. I’m still not sure exactly what that means. I mean I get playoffs in baseball, football, hoops, hockey, etc.
Tom Patri: Which Tiger Woods will show up at the PGA Championship?
Published 08/06/2013 at noon
Can you folks figure out Tiger Woods? I can’t. He has won five times this season. Five! Each of them coming on courses which are big boy golf courses. Each win against very fine fields.
Tom Patri: A tip of the cap from a Phil Mickelson critic
Published 07/22/2013 at 11:20 a.m.
As many of you know, I often have been critical in this column of Phil Mickelson, and errors he has made at critical junctures during various championships.
Tom Patri: Use November to work on the kinks in your game to get ready for the winter season
Published 10/29/2013 at 5:44 p.m.
Imagine that during this winter golf season you never three-putted one single green. That you made just 20 percent more putts inside 10 feet. You never bladed or fatted a bunker shot. You never chunked of sculled another pitch or ...
Tom Patri: Online video changing golf instruction
Published 06/11/2013 at 9:50 p.m.
When I started using a lot of video back in the late 80s we all thought it was the answer to every golf ill. Twenty-five years later I have enough respect for video to understand it is both a wonderful ...
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
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