Patricia Baxter-Johnson
LPGA Tour Player Veteran
& Teaching Professional
A Lead Instructor at Trump National - Jupiter
A Lead Instructor at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club, Westhampton Beach, NY

Mail: Pbjgolf@aol.com

Web: www.pbjgolf.com




Summary

Patricia carries dual status as an LPGA Tour player and LPGA Class A teaching member, she began her long professional history in Austin, Texas from a club teaching pro to an LPGA tour player for the last 28 years.

A lead instructor at Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter and a lead instructor at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club in Westhampton Beach, New York in the summer.

Throughout my professional playing and teaching career (since 1987), I am grateful to have had a group of generous mentors and coaches with whom I worked closely.

These individuals were instrumental in taking my game to the highest competitive level, as well as advancing my knowledge in the art of teaching others.

With their expertise, I was able to hone my skills and evolve my entire game. They were a big part of helping me achieve my dream of playing on the LPGA tour. I wouldn't be the player or the complete coach I am today without their guidance. I deeply thank Todd Anderson**, Chuck Cook, Mike Adams, Dr. Rick Jensen, Bill Davis, U.S. Open winner Orville Moody, and TPI Fitness Advisory Board member, Randy Myers.

{ **Todd Anderson was my long-time coach of 12 years. I also taught for him at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. }

After a successful junior career followed by a personal family loss, I left collegiate golf and entered the golf business at a young age, as an assistant pro. For several years I worked on my craft to gain knowledge to be the best instructor I could be.

As I continued in the golf business as well as teaching, I received encouragement from U.S. Open winner Orville Moody and top instructor Mike Adams to pursue and work on my game to compete against the best players in the world.

The beginning of this journey started as I qualified for the U. S. Women’s Open and then ultimately, playing full time on LPGA tour. Living and experiencing that transformation process myself - from a club pro to a major tour player - I can now give my students the benefit of knowing golf from a major tour player’s point of view, as well as from an instructor.

My mentors and teachers also generously shared with me the keys to being an effective coach for every aspect of the game, from mechanics to motor control development. My hands-on personal experiences as their golfing student (and as a pro) have brought me the knowledge and conviction of what matters and what it really takes to raise golf skills to the highest level. I use Trackman to help my students build a golf game that is all about expert ball control.

Often, what players feel is far from what is really happening in their swing. That's why having a tool like Trackman can help students stick to the process, by showing them how they deliver the club and create ball flight. Before Trackman, we didn't have a tool that had precise swing data delivered instantly.

The precision swing and ball flight analysis of Trackman in addition to my personal experience playing on the LPGA Tour, equips me to effectively teach students to not only improve ball control and strengthen skills, but also the correct process required to transfer those skills to hold up on the golf course.

As students improve their skills, I also use Trackman Test Center and Trackman Combine. These added components build and test students’ skills in order to help them experience what they will face in real playing conditions.

This accurate and instant Trackman feedback allows me to help students accomplish a wide variety of playing goals.

Patricia Baxter-Johnson

  • Started playing golf at age 9
  • Two-time Texas State Junior Champion
  • Winner of 22 junior tournaments
  • Junior World 11th place finish ~ same year & tournament Ernie Els won
  • Top 10 on Symetra Futures Tour money list in 1999
  • Top 28 on Symetra Futures Tour money list in 1998
  • Multiple wins and top 10 finishes through mini-tour career (Futures. Players West and Gold Coast tour)
  • Qualified and played on LPGA Tour full-time 2000-2007
  • Earned lifetime tour status membership on LPGA Tour
  • 15-year LPGA Tour Player member
  • Finished in the top 90 of the LPGA Tour money list
  • Qualified and played in 14 Major Championships, which included the: U.S. Women's Open, LPGA Championships, and British Open
  • First Tour Player to be Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI) since 2007
  • Dr. Rick Jensen & Henry Brunton Certified Golf Coach
  • TPI Certified Golf Mechanics
  • TPI Certified Golf Coach
  • Certified Edel Putter & Wedge Fitter
  • Proponent Group teaching member
  • Certified golf fitness trainer at PGA National for Randy Myers (Meyers is one of the nation’s pioneers of golf fitness)
  • Lead Instructor at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter ~ Jupiter, FL (working alongside Rick Martino since 2007 winter season)
  • Lead Instructor at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club ~ Westhampton Beach, NY (since 2009 summer season)