Tom PannierDirector of Instruction
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.
Begin your journey
Helping players achieve their goals.
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
Improve your Short Game
Make the high school golf team
Get swing diagnostic testing
Add 10 yards
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Earn a college golf scholarship
Madison Country Club
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