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About Tom

Tom began his career in golf at Edina Country Club in high school. From there he attended New Mexico State University's Professional Golf Management program. Tom has spent time working with juniors in summer camps and after school programs throughout his college years, as well as internships at Minneapolis Golf Club and Turtle Bay Resort in HI. Tom spent a brief time teaching at the largest golf club in the world, Mission Hills in Shenzhen, China. Tom has been at Victory Links for 13 years. Tom provides lesson opportunities year round at the NSC's TrackMan simulator.

Teaching Philosophy

Once you feel an effortless swing using your body in the most efficient way possible, you'll never be satisfied with anything less. Watching my students experience this is what drives me to continue to understand our bodies and the golf swing to an even greater detail. Being able to help a student do something they didn't think was possible, is the pinnacle of teaching. Once we understand cause and effect, the real learning and enjoyment of the game will take off.


Teeing Off with Tom Lesson #1

th Tom: Lesson #1

Victory Links‘ PGA Certified Head Golf Professional Tom Kirkland teaches golf exercises you can practice at home to prepare for the upcoming season. 

Teeing Off with Tom Lesson #4

Teeing Off with Tom is back! In this lesson, Victory Links‘ PGA Certified Head Golf Professional Tom Kirkland unpacks 3 common misconceptions that are probably hurting your game more than helping and some alternative approaches to upping your game. 

Teeing Off with Tom Lesson #2

In lesson #2, Victory Links’ PGA Certified Head Golf Professional Tom Kirkland teaches some helpful tips to try while putting! Tom goes over how slicing and hooking are effective ways to practice your game.

Teeing Off with Tom Lesson #5

We are back with the next episode of Teeing off with Tom! In this episode, Tom discusses ways to continue to improve your golf game, including club selection and understanding your ball’s lie.

Teeing Off with Tom Lesson #3

In lesson #3, PGA certified and National Sports Center Victory Links Golf Course pro Tom Kirkland teaches you some helpful tips to improve your form!

Private Lessons

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  • Add an additional student – $20
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