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Tom Pannier

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Old Lyme, CT
Madison Country Club, Madison, CT

About Thomas

Tom has been the Director of Instruction four the past four seasons at Madison Country Club in Madison, Connecticut. During his time at Madison he has increased the lesson business by 300% and has created an environment of excitement and enjoyment among the membership.

Tom graduated from Methodist University in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. He began his career in golf as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Donald Ross designed Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, MA where his tenure spanned 6 years. While at Charles River, Tom worked seasonally at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach for 3 winters. His connection with Jack Nicklaus at Lost Tree lead to a First Assistant Position at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida where he helped open the world-class club in 2000 and stayed on board for 6 years. During his time at The Bear’s Club Tom returned to New England for a couple of summers at Wollaston Golf Club in Milton, MA. Tom’s next stop was another Donald Ross gem in Jacksonville, FL – Timuquana Country Club. His most recent and local position before Madison was at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam where he elevated the level of professionalism to encourage and promote a high-level of customer service throughout the operation.
Among other accomplishments, Tom was selected the 2009 Teacher of the Year for the Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section. In 2016 Tom was a finalist for Connecticut - PGA Teacher of the Year and in 2019/2020 rated among the top 5 “Best In Connecticut” instructors. He has been fortunate to be influenced by some the top players and instructors in the country to include; Jack Nicklaus, Jim Flick, Martin Hall, Jim McLean and Gary Player. Tom has personally developed, coordinated and executed many Game Improvement Sessions/Clinics for golfers of all levels of ability and age. He has developed a strong following of students and has helped many achieve their goals beyond their expectations. His passion, dedication and enthusiasm for teaching is shared in assisting and mentoring other professionals in developing a solid teaching technique.



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Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

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

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Thomas's Facilities

Madison Country Club

Madison CT


Madison Country Club is a traditional private, 18-hole golf club located in Connecticut on the Long Island Sound with a membership of 500 golfers.

*Coaching available to public

PO Box 932, Madison, CT 06443-0932

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