The Fairways and Greens Pro Golf Blog is kept on life support by 20 year PGA member Tony Simpson.
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Tony is a PGA Teaching Golf Professional at Chi Chi Sports Complex – a part of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation and Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club in Clearwater, Florida.
Class A PGA Professional since 1991
Examiner for PGA Playing Ability Tests 1995-2010
Founder of The Villages Tri-County Junior Golf Foundation in 2006
Director of the Executive Golf Trail in The Villages, Florida 1999-2006 eventually managing 20 courses and 250 team members
Conduct the golf activities for Special Kids Golf starting in 2003 and coordinated with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus themselves. Over 400 special needs children attended in 2010
Authored the first Good Golf Guide in The Villages introducing golfers to the rules and etiquette of golf in a friendly and helpful booklet still used today.
Taught leadership and team building classes through the Lifelong Learning College in The Villages 2007 – Gung Ho and Whale Done
Led 3 group travel trips escorting golfers from The Villages to The Bahamas for golf vacation in 2003-04
Conducted presentation on Gung Ho Team Motivation at Florida Membership Conference for over 100 attendees from varied facilities around Florida
Director of Golf Instruction at FSU Golf Course 1995-99
Adjunct Professor for Florida State University PGM (Professional Golf Management) Program in 1998 teaching the first class for the now nationally recognized program
Boys and Girls High School Golf Coach at Florida High School located on FSU campus 1996-99
Founder of Panama City Junior Golf Association & Tour 1990-93
Taught golfers in preparation and conducted the first local Special Olympics Golf Competition in Panama City, Florida 1992
Adjunct Golf Professor at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL 1988-94
Began career as a golf professional and first became a student of the game in 1983
There’s more at www.villagegolfpro.com and www.tonysimpsongolf.com
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