A native of Grand Prairie, Louisiana, Thomas T Wartelle turned pro after graduating with a BS in Agronomy from University of Louisiana. He is a PGA and WGTF Master Professional. Thomas’ career as a playing professional brought him around the world competing in Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the USA.
As a golf instructor, Thomas has given over 15,000 hours of golf lessons world-wide. In addition, he has traveled the globe training golf instructors to teach golf using a unique system for learning.
Thomas has been named to the WGTF Top 100 Instructors in the World list. In 2007, he was inducted into the WGTF Hall of Fame. He is a contributing writer for several golf publications and media. His teaching philosophy and methods have been described as an innovative combination of "old style feel" with the latest in technology.
During his career, Thomas has been involved in nearly every aspect of golf operations. He has has been Director of Golf / Head Professional at golf facilities in Europe, Asia, and the USA. His area of focus is customer service, merchandising, golf equipment / fitting, marketing, and golf operations.
Thomas has a true passion for the golf industry. His mission is to grow the game of golf for everyone, and “pay it forward” to the next generation of golfers.