PGA Class A member since 1999
Certified Titleist Club Fitter
Certified Nike Club Fitter
Certified Slazenger Putting Club Fitter
PGA Of America, Teaching and Coaching Summits, Port St. Lucie, Florida Certified (2004-2008)
"Half as easy...twice as far..."
"If it were easy...Everyone would be good"
"Hard work is just that...HARD! Very few players can grasp that!"
What's in his bag:
Driver: Nike Vapor Pro 8.5 Tense CK 50g
3 wood: Nike VR Pro 15' Diamana 73 x5ct
Hybrid: Titleist 913H 17' Diamana s82
Irons: Nike Vapor Forged 4-PW, dynamic Gold s300 S
Wedges: Nike Engage 50', 5'4, 58'
Putter: 1994 Bailewick "Boss of the Moss" LR-1
HIO: 4; Oahu Country Club #8, Boca Raton Municipal Golf Club #8, Haile Plantation Golf Club #11, Cimarrone Golf Club #9
MASTER Instructor...US Kids Golf
3-Time TOP 50 Junior Golf Instructor in USA ~ US Kids Golf
4-Time Hon. Mention(51-100) Junior Golf Instructor in USA ~ US KIDS Golf
2-Time TOP 40 Instructor in USA under 40 ~ Golfworld
Hobbies: Tennis, basketball, traveling and loves red wine
Once scored 44 points in a high school basketball game
Played D1 basketball
Was an extra in 2 TV shows
Lived on the beach in 4 locations
Married to Valerie Claussen (4/11/15)
Has 3 older brothers: Dan, Dave, and Dean
Parents are William and Joyce
Favorite Quote: "You have to have passion to be the best."
One of My Greatest Joys: Watching my players push themselves and reach their goals.
Past Celebrity Students
Michael Douglas Catherine Zeta Jones
PGA Director of Instruction
What's in his bag:
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-W)
Driver: Titleist TSi 2 10*
Fairway Wood: Titleist TS 3-Wood15*
Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 21*
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 54 and 58
Putter: Titleist SCOTTY CAMERON Studio Select Newport 34"
Balls: Titleist ProV1x
Lowest Score: 67
Lowest Tournament Score: 67
HIO: 2; Blacklick Woods Golf Course #14, Deerwood Country Club #2
My teaching approach is to create a welcoming environment that emphasizes long-term athletic development, as well as a focus on all aspects of the game, including full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, the rules of golf, and course etiquette.
My goal is to instill a lifetime love of golf for each of my students.
PGA Class A Professional
US Kids Certified Coach
Past President, Northern Chapter NFPGA
JAGA 2020 Professional of the Year
Hobbies: Running, playing guitar
Tim grew up in Pickerington, OH and attended the University of Kentucky where he played soccer for UK. Married to his wife Jenny, they have a son Owen who shares his dad's love of golf.
Before entering golf, Tim was a math teacher and professional road cyclist. While he loves the endurance needed for cycling, he values the focus and mental challenge of golf.
Favorite Quote: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg Lemond, Professional Cyclist
One of My Greatest Joys: Watching my students grow in ability and in their love of the game.