Founder Tom Carlson
Tom Carlson is the director & founder of the Summerlin Junior Golf Academy.
, his wife Jane, and daughters Amanda and Rebecca have enjoyed calling Summerlin their home since 1998.
and Jane relocated to Las Vegas from the East Coast back in 1982 where they ran their own golf operation.
has worked in all facets of the golf industry, General Manager, Head Golf Professional and Director of Instruction at various clubs throughout the country.
Tom is also proud to be a member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America.
has been a golf professional for the past thirty five years.
career in golf started in West Hartford, CT. when Tom
was thirteen years old.
love affair with the game of golf has never had a dim moment.
After playing high school and college golf, Tom
turned professional and worked in Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and back to Connecticut.
moved to Las Vegas in 1982 where he
has spent the last twenty-seven years with his
wife Jane and daughters Amanda & Rebecca
In 1985, Tom
would teach full-time.
needed a proven system to teach.
From past experience, Tom
could help players improve, but could he
take them all the way?
quickly turned to his friend Jim Colbert.
Jim put Tom
in touch with his Master Instructor, Jimmy Ballard of Miami, Florida.
playing career had been fairly successful, but he
never achieved the level of success he
had imagined as a kid.
realized after working with Ballard that the only thing that kept him from reaching his goals was ultimately knowledge, not determination.
spent years studying Ballard's theories.
To establish himself as a Master Instructor, and give something back to the game of golf, Tom
needed students with little exposure to the game of golf.
The answer was crystal clear, create a junior program, keep the price down, and commit for the long haul.
has dedicated the last twenty years to teaching junior golfers and has also worked with some of the best players in Las Vegas, both professionals and amateurs.
The opportunity to share his
knowledge of the game with junior golfers of all levels is his
In October of 2004, Tom
junior academy to Angel Park Golf Club
in Summerlin where he
has been a resident since 1998.
says "Summerlin and Angel Park
are almost heaven.
The move has been great and the facility is second to none."
For more information on Tom
programs call: (702) 300-4673.