Tom R. O'Brien Jr., PGA

Thomas Ray O'Brien Jr., PGA Professional
PGA Teaching Professional
Main Address:
Memorial Park Golf Course
1001 E Memorial Loop
Houston, TX 77007-2049

(713) 862-4033
1001 E Memorial Loop
Houston, TX 77007-2049
(713) 862-4033

Tom O’Brien Jr. is a PGA teaching professional based in Houston, Texas at Bear Creek Golf Club and Top Golf in West Houston.  He has been teaching golf professionally since 1999. He has been a recognized teacher by the PGA tour since 2002 and a member of the PGA of America since 2003. Tom has instructed former Nationwide Tour Player Victor Schwamkrug from 2001 to 2004 and has written articles for Texas Golfer Magazine and Golf Houston Magazine.

Tom’s goal as a teacher was to seek out the best instructors at all facets of the game (to improve personally and as a teacher!) in order to be as complete a teacher as possible; to really help someone improve their whole game so they can lower their scores and handicaps. Low scores are everyone’s ultimate goal and a teacher can’t be one sided if he or she is going to do that for a multitude of players at all different levels.

Tom has been a Houston resident for 35 years and has had the privilege of working at Brae-Burn C.C., Bentwater Country Club, The Training Station, Redstone Golf Club, Sugar Creek C.C., Comanche Trace Golf Club, and Walden on Lake Houston C.C.. 

My background in teaching began under Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor Jim Murphy of Sugar Land. Jim was the head pro at Sweetwater CC in Sugar Land where my parents were golf members. Through my relationship with Jim I was able to mentor under 2007 National Teacher of the year and former tour player Jim Hardy of Plane Truth Golf. In an effort to better myself as a teacher I went through Jim Hardy’s certification process. I was the first to successfully pass his Level I testing without actually going to the Level I certification classes. From there I was able to take the Level II certification and was one of two in a class of 16 to pass. Without a doubt the Level II certification class helped me take my teaching ab

Services Offered:

  • Instruction
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National Awards

  • 2007 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
  • 2005 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game