Reaction to death of PGA Professional Jim Flick

Jim Flick
The PGA of America
Jim Flick was an inspiration to his fellow instructors as much as to his legions of students.

Series: PGA Feature

Published: Monday, November 05, 2012 | 11:42 p.m.

Reaction to the death of Jim Flick on Monday continues to come in from all quarters of the golf world. Here is a sample of the comments on social media:

@MichaelBreed: Sad news today. The passing of a legend Jim Flick. A mentor, leader, legend and mostly a gentleman!! He had such great passion. God bless. -- Michael Breed, PGA Head Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.

‏@DAPoints: Very sad to hear of the passing of Jim Flick! I had the pleasure of doing several outings with him! He was a true genius of the game! #RIP -- D.A. Points

‏@CKGolferChic: RIP JIM FLICK my heart,prayers,and condolences go out to the family. The golfing world has lost a great teacher,friend and special man. -- Cristie Kerr

@KellySivierPGA: RIP Mr. Jim Flick. A true consummate professional in the world of golf. His legacy will live forever in those he inspired. #Legend -- Kelly Sivier, PGA Assistant Professional at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, Mich.

‏@peterjkostis: Jim Flick introduced me to Bob Toski & Golf Digest and gave me my chance in the teaching business.I am forever greatful to him. A good man. -- Peter Kostis

‏@ColtKnost: RIP Jim Flick! #Legend -- Colt Knost

‏@WilliamMcGirt: Sorry to hear about the passing of Jim Flick. A great teacher but an even better man. You will be missed Mr. Flick. -- William McGirt

@TaylorMadeGolf: We're deeply saddened to have learned our beloved friend and ambassador Jim Flick passed away today at his home in Carlsbad, CA. He was 82. -- TaylorMade Golf

@TaylorMadeGolf: RIP, Jim. You will be missed. -- TaylorMade Golf

‏@TaylorMadeTour: RIP Mr Flick from all at TaylorMade adidas Ashworth Golf #legend -- TaylorMade Golf Europe

@garyplayer: RIP Jim Flick. A great teacher. An even better man -- Gary Player

‏@tiffanytavee: RIP Jim will be greatly missed! -- Tiffany Tavee

@sscottpga: “@TaylorMadeGolf: RIP, Jim. You will be missed.”>>we will certainly miss this icon in teaching -- Steve Scott, PGA Head Professional at Paramount Country Club in New York, N.Y.

‏@TwoGlovesGolf: God bless Jim Flick's family! #greatteacherbutgreatmanperiod!! -- Tommy Gainey

‏@elkpga: RIP Jim Flick.... I enjoyed my time talking swing theory with you... -- Steve Elkington

‏@ThePCreamer: RIP Jim Flick. #sendingmanyprayers -- Paula Creamer

@BillRansonGolf: My sympathies to the Flick family and #RIP Jim Flick, thank you for everything you have done and given for the game of golf. -- Bill Ranson, PGA Apprentice at Players Golf Club in Santa Monica, Calif.

‏@ChipBeck59: We're going to miss Jim Flick. He made a great contribution to golf. God bless him! -- Chip Beck

‏@BobbyGatesGolf: My thoughts and prayers go out to the Flick family. His impact on the game of golf will be felt for generations to come. -- Bobby Gates

@KevinHamlukGolf: The world of golf lost a true legend today. RIP Jim Flick -- Kevin Hamluk, PGA Director of Instruction at South Riding Golf Club in South Riding, Va.

‏@RickieFowlerPGA: RIP Jim Flick...the game lost a great guy today...he will forever be remembered for the positive impact he has had on so many!! #Legend -- Rickie Fowler

‏@BobEstesPGA: Jim Flick was a great teacher but a better man! One reason I know is because he often gave credit for his knowledge to Nicklaus, Toski, etc. -- Bob Estes  

‏@BobEstesPGA: I've worked with many teachers in the past, but Jim Flick was the best at explaining the golfswing from start to finish. We'll all miss him! -- Bob Estes

@GolfDigestMag: Jim Flick, who passed away today at the age of 82, was a teacher's teacher. // -- Golf Digest

‏@HamlukPGA : Amen to that! RT @GolfDigestMag: Jim Flick, who passed away today at the age of 82, was a teacher's teacher. // -- Kevin Hamluk, PGA Director of Instruction at South Riding Golf Club in South Riding, Va.

@scpga: In memory of PGA Professional Jim Flick: The SCPGA is deeply saddened to have learned our beloved friend, golf a... // -- Southern California PGA Section

‏@TheChristinaKim: Rest in peace, Mr. Jim Flick. The one time I met you was an experience I'll never forget. -- Christina Kim

‏@smhgolf: Sorry to hear of Jim Flicks passing today, but proud to say ive worked at @LosantivilleCC where his teaching career started! #Legend -- Sara Hurwitch

@Callaway_HarryA: Jim Flick was the first legend I ever met when I got into this industry. Always made me feel special and offer swing advice. #legend -- Harry Arnett, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Callaway Golf

@Callaway_HarryA: RIP Jim Flick. You made the world a better place with your passion and enthusiasm. You will be missed. #legend -- Harry Arnett

@Callaway_HarryA: More Jim Flick: he always said"It's a golf swing, not a golf turn." I always hear that in my head when I'm hitting it poorly. #legend -- Harry Arnett

‏@kandicomergolf: God Bless the Flick family. We lost a great person and a great teacher today. -- Kandi Comer, PGA Instructor at Glenmore Country Club in Keswick, Va.

@mark_immelman: Rest in peace Jim Flick... One of the great golf instructors of all time. #youwillbemissed -- Mark Immelman, golf teacher and brother of former Masters champion Trevor Immelman

@KIRKOGURI: “@mark_immelman: Rest in peace Jim Flick... One of the great golf instructors of all time. #youwillbemissed” truth be told Mark -- Kirk Oguri, PGA Assistant Professional at the Greens at Half Hollow in Melville, N.Y.

‏@BriVega: I am blessed to have met Jim Flick, and honored he asked to give me a lesson at Taylormade HQs. My prayers are with his family #Legend -- Briana Vega

‏@KayCockerill: Felt like yesterday when I saw Jim Flick in Aug. He looked great & we had a wonderful chat about golf & life. Can't believe he's gone. #RIP -- Kay Cockerill

@TheGolf_Doctor: Jim Flick... Was a very nice and carry person. He made a difference in a big way. He was a people person. May God rest his soul. -- Charlie Epps, PGA Director of Instruction at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas