Tom’s Blog

  • How to get on the Old Course St. Andrews
    It seems just about all the golfers I send to Scotland want to include the Old Course at St. Andrews. There are 4 ways to do this of which I handle one of them.
  • Ireland Golf Tour June 2013
    Had a wonderful golf trip to Ireland this June. Visited both Northern Ireland and Southwest Ireland. The weather was fantastic with temps 65 – 70 every day with just a bit of mist a couple of days with light to moderate breezes.
  • Golf in Ireland
    As most of you know I own Toms Golf Tours of Scotland & Ireland arranging tours to both countries. I recently spent an enjoyable week with a group and would like to share the experience with you ...
  • Senior Golf
    Today I’m going to talk about some problems and cures for the senior golfer. I’ve recently turned 68 and have been playing golf for 58 years with 45 as a Golf Professional. I’ve always played a pretty respectable game until recently ...
  • St. Andrews International Father & Son Championship
    I thought for this issue I would take a break from golf instruction and share with you my experiences when my son Tommy and I played in the International Father and Son Golf Tournament in St. Andrews, Scotland ...
  • The Lob and Sand Shot
    Today I’m going to pass on a few tips on these two shots that my Dad, Nick Chillemi, one of the finest PGA teaching professionals I’ve ever known, passed on to me many years ago. I guess I’m a little prejudiced since it concerns my Dad but believe me he had some of the simplest tips to create shots I’ve ever seen ...
  • My Ireland Golf Tour Adventure
    The following is a journal of a wonderful golf and sightseeing trip to the Southwest of Ireland. We had unusually mild weather with partly cloudy or sunny skies everyday, not a drop of rain with just a mild breeze most days. Hope you enjoy it.
  • Arnie and Gary
    Here are a couple of stories that I think are petty neat. Hope you enjoy them. Both these happened during the 1964 Pensacola Open at the Pensacola C.C. in Fla. I was in my first year of apprenticeship as a PGA Professional and only 19 years old.

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