Best thoughts and prayers for our friend Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson
The PGA of America
2010 PGA National Teacher of the Year Todd Anderson speaks at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, September 17, 2012 | 12:03 p.m.

Todd Anderson is the PGA Director of Instruction at Sea Island Golf Club and renowned as one of the top golf instructors in the world. He was the 2010 PGA National Teacher of the Year and has a number of students playing at the highest levels including 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team member Brandt Snedeker and U.S. team captain Davis Love III.

Even more, he's a great and respected friend to many - has been to me and virtually everyone he's met and interacted with.

But most of all, he's a tremendous father.  And that's the reason - and the anguish - for this posting.

Todd's 19-year old son Tucker, a student at the University of West Florida where he was attending on a golf scholarship, was in a serious car accident a little over a week ago.  Until we knew a little more about his condition and/or prognosis, I really didn't want to publicize it more than the family was comfortable with.  Updates are now coming, mainly through Todd's Twitter account. and through Tucker's CaringBridge site.

Many in the golf world have reached out to offer their support and the Anderson family is grateful and touched by the overwhelming response. This post is to share the difficult news with those that may know Todd and his family but haven't yet heard of the accident, to encourage you to share your best wishes and thoughts with Todd on his Twitter account, the CaringBridge page or through his website; or simply to offer support and prayers in any way you can. 

Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Anderson family.  Get well Tucker, we'll hold a spot for you on the first tee.



Dear Todd. Sending you my thoughts and prayers for Tucker. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Jim Hickman
Georgia PGA Life Member