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The Fairways and Greens Pro Golf Blog is kept on life support by 20 year PGA member Tony Simpson.
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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