Tyler Slocum is a PGA Professional who is dedicated to teaching and growing the game of golf. Tyler is originally from Olive Branch, MS. Tyler started working at Wedgewood Golfer's Club at the age of fourteen and this is where he found his passion for golf. Tyler played 2 years of college golf on scholarship at East Mississippi. He later graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Business and a concentration in Professional Golf Management. As much as Tyler enjoyed competing in golf tournaments, he knew at an early age that his passion was helping people with their own game. During his time at Mississippi State, Tyler interned at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. For his second internship, he wanted to focus on teaching and this is when Tyler started working at the Jim McLean Golf Center in Fort Worth, TX. For his last internship, Tyler went to work for the Jim McLean Golf School in Miami, FL. This is where he accepted his first job out of college. During his time at the Jim McLean Golf School, Tyler started as an Assistant Professional. After his second season, he was asked to become Jim McLean's Personal Assistant and then was asked to become a full-time Certified Instructor during the summer of 2016. Tyler accepted a position during the summer months to be the Assistant Golf Professional at Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, IL. Tyler spends his summers teaching golf in Chicago and his winters in Miami.
Lake Shore Country Club
Glencoe, IL | May - October
Jim McLean Golf School
Miami, Fl | January - May
"Not every golfer has the same build, strength, or athletic ability so it's unrealistic to think that we should teach golfers the same way. I do not teach a strict method, but I do have a system. This allows me to look at certain positions of the golf swing and to diagnose what the student could improve on. Remember, there is not a one size fits all in golf. The ultimate judge of the golf swing is the golf ball. The whole goal is to hit solid, desirable shots that last under pressure.
There is more than a pretty looking swing to playing good golf. There are different aspects of the game that include the full swing, short game, mental game, and management game. This 25% Theory is an idea I learned from Jim McLean. Improving your scores, involves improving each aspect of your game. The most underrated in my opinion is the ability to manage one's game on the course. The art of playing the game can be one of the most critical when it comes down to shooting lower scores."
"Tyler, I shot a career low 73 yesterday. The driver is the most improved club in my bag. " - David
"I'm so excited. I had a 167 yard drive on Hole 12 and shot a 50 on the back 9. It's the BEST I've ever done. You do good work!!! Thanks" - Donna
"Hey Tyler I had my first 3 day event and shot 80-72-72. I struggled the first day, but played great the last 2. I finished T-4. Thanks" -Manu