Professional golfer Tom Linskey is widely acknowledged as the Director of Australian Golf Schools – Australia’s longest-running and best-known golf teaching schools.
Not content to just ‘play’ for a living, he has forged a profession as both a playing and teaching pro, a golf course designer, a coach, an administrator and an entrepreneur.
A full member of the Australia PGA since 1965, Tom was an active tournament player from then until 1991.
However, in 1981 Tom took a complete change in direction and became Director of the National School of Golf in Rome. Tom’s role encompassed many facets of Italian golf, including the responsibility for the training, development and educational programs for all categories of Italian golf professionals.
In 1978 Tom founded Australian Golf Schools Pty Ltd, a golf school that still operates today and is based at Emerald Lakes Golf Club in the centre of the Gold Coast. He remains a director and head coach of the school and estimates that in 30 years he has tutored thousands of golfers.
In 1991 Tom was ‘fitted’ for a new set of golf clubs by the Henry-Griffitts company and the ‘missing link’ fell into place. He has been closely connected with Henry-Griffitts ever since as a fitter and as the State Training Co-ordinator for Queensland. He insists that the fitting program be closely linked to the coaching program of his golf schools to achieve the best results for the school pupils.