Tom Coffman, PGAGolf Instructor
Tom joins the PGA Tour Superstore as the Golf Instructor with 35 years in the golf industry; becoming a PGA Member in 1991. A native of Durham, Tom began playing golf at at the age of 10 at Hillandale Golf Course and Duke University Golf Course. Tom graduated from Jordan High School in 1980 where he played on the golf team. After attending Elon University for a couple of years, Tom transferred to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. While at Ferris, Tom played on the golf team and led the team to numerous team tournament wins, seven medalist honors, 1986 GLIAC Conference Championship medalist, and was elected to the 1986 NCAA Division II All-American Team while leading Ferris State to a seventh place finish in the NCAA Division II Championship.
After graduation from Ferris, Tom has worked at numerous clubs as an Assistant Professional in the Carolina's PGA, including Duke University Golf Course, before becoming the General Manager at Asheboro Country Club. He later became the General Manager at Reston National Golf Course in Virginia and then Regional Manager over the four county courses in Prince William County, VA. After his role as General Manager at the Golf Galaxy store in Rockville, MD, Tom recently was the Head Golf Professional at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC.
Tom has been involved with Special Olympics, The First Tee, Adaptive Golf, and Play Golf America. Tom directed the Triangle Junior Interclub while at Duke and enjoys teaching all levels of players.
Tom’s Teaching Philosophy Tom believes in keeping the game FUN for all levels of golfers. Tom has learned that there is no single way to teach; every person and every swing is individually approached. Working with the student, understanding the goals and observing the swing, Tom develops a plan for success and guides the student to learn about her/his individual swing.
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Having More Fun
Have more fun on the course
Improving Your Game
Improve your Short Game
Playing with disabilities
PGA Tour Superstore - Raleigh
*Coaching available to publicLocation
601 E. Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609