Tom Alley has been a USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the past 13 years. Going back to high school, his goal has always been to be a professional golfer. When he graduated high school, he was recognized by the USGA as one of the top 50 high school golfers in the country that year.

While attending college at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, he was planning to turn pro in the summer of his junior year. That summer, he was transferred from Michigan to Las Vegas with a bar and restaurant company to open their newest outlet. He ended up being a competitive bartender, winning multiple events and world championships. At the age of 30 he decided to re-dedicate himself to the game of golf. He proceeded to play amateur golf and won five Golf Channel Amateur Tour events and qualified for their national championship twice. He then turned professional and started playing on various mini-tours in the Southwest, as well as competing in state opens and U.S. Open qualifiers.

He became certified by the USGTF in 2010, and started Tom Alley Golf Instruction shortly thereafter, where he teaches a simple philosophy: make you better, faster. He understands that what works for some may not work for others, and every golfer’s swing is different. Alley has taught everyone from beginners to the college level. He was the head golf professional at an indoor hitting facility and worked as an independent professional at Desert Pines Golf Club. Alley still tries to play in 3-5 professional events a year, including the U.S. Golf Teachers Cup and Long Beach Open. He has a goal to win the U.S. Cup and participate in some of the other regional events.

Alley lives in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife and two dogs, and is currently the general manager of Tap Sports Bar inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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