About Thomas T Wartelle™
Thomas T Wartelle’s journey in golf began after
finding a broken club when he was fourteen years old.
Upon finding this artifact, he walked away from his love of tennis.
His enthusiasm brought him from his father’s farm fields to the
local public golf course where he shot 104 for his first round.
Inspired, he tried out for his high school golf team and shot 70 on
nine holes. The coach promptly
told him he didn’t make the team. Within
15 months, he was a scratch golfer.
Determined to learn this game, he started out as
a caddie and bag boy. He then
made a deal with the local club pro. In
return for all the practice balls Thomas could hit, he would pick the
range balls. Thus began his
As a young golfer, Thomas idolized the likes of
Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin and Nick Faldo.
Perhaps this contributed to his obsession of practice where he has
calculated that he has hit over 3 million golf balls in his life.
Although he has slowed down, he continues his quest.
A professional golfer since 1993, he has played
tournament golf worldwide. He
is a PGA of America member, WGTF Master Teaching Professional, Director of
Instruction for the WGTF, and conducts
seminars worldwide on teaching golf and the golf swing.
He earned a B.S. in Agronomy / Horticulture from the
Thomas is frequently seen performing his entertaining golf clinics that feature golf trick shots, history & lore and inspirational dialogue on playing this great game. He has voyaged to over 30 countries around the globe as a player, teacher, professional athlete, and consultant. Thomas was recently nominated to the Top Teachers in The World list for 2006, 2010, and 2012. In 2010, he was also inducted into the WGTF Hall of Fame.
Thomas trains professional golfers worldwide, conducts junior programs / formations and is a consultant on agronomics and the marketing side of golf. He frequently competes in triathlons, cycling, tennis, and other athletic events.
Thomas and Sylvie Wartelle formed the company Asteur-Louisiane LLC which specializes in everything from golf consulting, sports training, motivational speaking, and entertaining golf shows.
Because of the game of golf, Thomas has had the
opportunity to play and teach golf in over 30 countries.
For this he is forever indebted to that old broken club. His
interests besides golf are horticulture, music, sports, history and
Acadian – French culture.
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