Coach Portrait

Patrick J. Sams, PGA

Head Golf Professional

PGA Crest

Pocono Pines, PA
Lake Naomi Timber Trails Golf Club

About Patrick

I was born and raised in Venice (FL), a small gulf coast beach town between Tampa and Naples. Growing up in a sports family, I played baseball, basketball, and football. It wasn’t until I reached high school that I was introduced to the game of golf. Like many others, I quickly developed the “golf bug” and spent almost all my free time working to improve my game. While working in the outside operations department at The Oaks Club in Sarasota (FL), Tim Beckwith, the Director of Golf, invited me to work inside the golf shop. I became an assistant professional and my career in the golf industry began. Shortly after, I joined the PGA of America and began working towards my Class “A” membership. Since then, I’ve worked at some world class golf & country clubs, including The Oaks Club (FL), South Fork Country Club (NY), The Concession Golf Club (FL), Richmond County Country Club (NY), and Lake Naomi Club (PA). Not only have I been lucky to work at some award winning facilities, I’ve also been able to work along side some of the best golf professionals in the business. Tim Beckwith, Master PGA Professional, has been recently awarded the PGA National Horton Smith Award posthumously for his work mentoring young professionals. Tim Garvin at South Fork Country Club has over 35 years of experience in the business and has also been a Head Professional at Admirals Cove (FL) and Southampton Golf Club (NY). Dan Terlescki is now at Old Palm Golf Club (FL) and was previously the Head Professional at Champions Retreat (GA) and The Concession Golf Club (FL). Director of Golf, Caleb Blodgett, has been at Richmond County Country Club (NY) for 10 years and Wampanoag County Club (CT) prior to that. Along the journey, I married my wife, Katherine, and we have two boys, Kai (10) and Callum (8). Kate is a good player in her own right. She played for the Scottish National Team as a rising junior and received a full golf scholarship to play at High Point University (NC). In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family on and off the golf course and watching sports as a huge Buffalo Bills and Chicago Cubs fan. Being a PGA Professional has given me the opportunity to meet special people, travel to beautiful places, and have experiences I would’ve never had the chance to do. I look forward to continuing my career in the golf industry, growing both personally and professionally while helping younger golf professionals grow their own careers.


Patrick's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf


Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 90

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type

Youth

Adult

Male

Playing with disabilities

Teen

Senior

Female

Session Type

Individual

Group

Skills & Tools

Improve with Patrick.

Skills
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Course Strategy
Speed
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Travel
Physical Assessment
Patrick's Facilities

Lake Naomi Timber Trails Golf Club

Pocono Pines PA

Facility

*Coaching available to public

Location

PO Box T, Pocono Pines, PA 18350-0620

Facility Offerings
Private course, range, simulator, launch monitor

GC Quad

Begin Your Journey

Work with Patrick

Contact Patrick
PGA logo
PGA of America

Experts on the business and game of golf. The best coaching tips and latest golf news delivered straight to you. Sign Up to get the latest.

© Copyright PGA of America 2021.Privacy Policy Terms of Service Coach Login
Official Technology Services Agencyimage