October
2017

Tim Cusick

Director of Golf Instruction, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas

 

Tim Cusick serves as the Director of Golf Instruction at the award-winning Four Seasons Resort and club and the acclaimed Four Seasons Golf School.  Cusick joined the Four Seasons in 2005.

He formerly managed the golf instruction staff for Hank Haney Golf, Inc.  where he was in charge of hiring and training the golf staff at seven different facilities in Texas including the complex known as the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in McKinney, TX.  He worked closely with the renowned golf teacher for twenty-three years.  He also has previous experience at well-known golf facilities including:  PGA West Resort Courses, Alta Mesa Country Club, Elk River Golf Club, and Pinehurst Hotel and Country Club.  Cusick also served as Assistant Men's Golf Coach at Southern Methodist University from 1993 to 1997.

Under Tim's stewardship, more than one hundred junior golfers have secured college golf scholarships.  He has coached players that have won on all the major professional golf tours around the world.  Tim has coached:  Bruce Crampton, Michael Allen, Brad Elder, Kelli Kuehne, Hank Kuehne, Kris Tschetter, Hollis Stacy, and Sandra Palmer as well as world class amateur Trip Kuehne.

Cusick travels worldwide to train other golf instructors to improve their craft through his Coaching Champions™ seminars.  His seminars have been conducted in Denmark, Korea, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico as well as at the Four Seasons Resort and Club.

Cusick describes his philosophy of golf instruction as one based on improving the student's ball flight and impact by swinging on the correct plane.  Ultimately, a student wants to hit better golf shots.  Getting the golf club to swing on the plane they have established by a proper address position allows them to hit their straightest, most consistent golf shots.

Tim enjoys teaching golf, because he realizes that for most people, it is a recreational activity.  "If I can help them enjoy themselves more by playing better golf, then I have accomplished my goal."

He is an accredited member of the PGA of America since 1989.  He was named a Best Teacher in Texas by Golf Digest (2011-2012), Top Teacher in the South Central Region by Golf Magazine (2005-06), Best Public Facility Teacher by Avid Golfer (2002), Best Teachers in Texas by Golf Digest (2001).  In 2005 and 2009 he was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Northern Texas PGA as well a Teacher of the Year for the Metro Chapter of the Northern Texas PGA and in 2014 received the Horton Smith Award which gives special recognition to PGA Professionals for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.

He has been a regular contributor to Avid Golfer magazine in Dallas.  He has also contributed columns to Golf for Women, Golf Tips Magazine, and Celeb Life.  Additionally, he has been a featured guest on The Golf Channel, ESPN, The Golfer's Home, and
Fox Sports Radio.

Tim stays at the top of his game using equipment and golf wear from:  Titleist, Vokey Wedges, Scotty Cameron Putters, Footjoy, Peter Millar, and
TempoTeacher

 

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