Phil Krick, PGA Golf Professional

Phil Krick, PGA ProfessionalPhil Krick has been an active member of the PGA of America for more than fifty years. He discovered golf at an early age while caddying at a local golf course near his hometown of Roselle Park, New Jersey. As an accomplished player he participated on the PGA Tour that included 3-U.S. Open Championships. He won the 1981 Kentucky Open over Frank Beard, Larry Gilbert and Kenny Perry, won both the Kentucky PGA and Senior PGA Championships and was a 10-time member of the prestigious Kentucky Cup Challenge.

Teaching Experience

Krick's experience has includes Head Golf Professional positions at upscale country clubs and PGA Board of Director positions. Later in his career, Krick found new success as a teaching professional and coach of several PGA and LPGA players including 2003 LPGA Rookie of the Year, Beth Bauer. Phil currently works with Futures Tour players Blair Lamb and Meredith Few, and helps coach the Furman University Women's golf team. However, he finds it most rewarding to be able to help golfers of any ability to learn how to play better and enjoy the game of a lifetime. Krick first taught for Ben Sutton Golf School in the mid 1990's for 6 years and returned to the teaching staff in 2006.

What the students have to say about Phil

Hi Phil (Krick) -

I was one of your students this spring - was with Earl and Crady. Anyway, you asked me to give you an update on my progress. So far, very pleased - it has been a process, but I have steadily increased my percentage of good shots. Reduced my index from 17.9 to 15.4. Hitting driver much farther - good hit used to be 230, now regularly 250 and 280 with a tailwind. I also shot a 39 for 9 holes for only the second time in my life. Finally, I won my flight in a stroke play tournament - have won match play events before, but never in a stroke play event. A lot of this is thanks to your instruction - main thing I remember is to start my swing from the ground up and skip a stone. Don't do it every time, but doing it more and more often. So thanks again - hope to see you next spring again and continue to improve my game. - Bob

Bob Moore
Mar. 22-25, 2012 - 3 day school


Phil (Krick),

Thank you for your expert instruction and patience during my time in gorgeous Florida. You are truly an A+ teacher.

Range report for today... hit three buckets (approximately 40 balls each). Two with all the irons with reasonable results... One with only the driver with results close to equaling our last day.. UNBELIEVABLE!! Thank you so much.

Thanks and Regards,

Russ Crouse
March 3-6, 2011 - 3 day school


This has been the best and most relevant instruction I have ever had.

Joe Strouse
July 15-18, 2010 - 3 day school


I just wanted to email you and thank you for a smooth transaction and a great time at this past weekend's Windham school with Phil Krick. The Christman Windham House staff was extremely professional and caring.

Phil Krick is a straight forward, cut-to-the-point type of instructor with a great sense-of-humor and is an amazing golfer and teacher! I felt comfortable with him within the first 5 minutes. I learned more in the 2 days with Phil than I did in 3 years of playing, reading articles, and listening to tips and clubhouse talk. I am already thinking about attending the Tampa school in March or April...but it would have to be with Phil...as I was THAT pleased with his style and personality.

Thanks again for a great time.

Mike Weinstein
Sept. 11-13, 2009 - 2 day school


Phil- (Krick)

Took some of my west coast clients to Bandon Dunes last week... its three true links courses and we played them all.. 50 mile an hour wind gusts and at least 30 mph wind blowing all the time... used that knockdown shot that you taught me this spring around 70% percent of the time.. these clients are really good golfers but I was able to hold my own because I had that knockdown shot down pat and they kept struggling with the wind...

for the first time on a course, I really felt like a golfer... thanks!

Mark Kalafsky
Mar. 26-29, 2009 - 3 day school
3-time Ben Sutton student


My son Nick and I attended the golf school in March 2008. I am contacting you and want to contact our instructor Phil Krick to thank you and Phil and also to share with you Nick's success. Nick has been in the top 10 in most of the events played with his high school. He tied for first in one event and most recently was the medalist in the district tournament shooting a 4 under par 68. Nick and the team Flint Powers Catholic high school are competing in the State finals this Friday and Saturday (June 6 & 7, 2008) at Forest acres in Lansing Michigan. We are hoping to bring home a state title. Thank you for having a great school and for bringing excellent instructors to teach. Keep up the good work. Please forward this to Phil and send me Phil's e-mail.

Thank you.

John W. Cunningham
March 16-20, 2008 - 4 day school


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