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Tina Tombs

Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Biltmore GC

My Career in golf spans five decades. My determination and ability to set clear goals are qualities that helped me achieve success both as a player and now as a teacher. My first LPGA win came in 1990 at the Jamie Farr Toledo Championship. In 1993, I finished second at the Sara Lee Classic losing in a three hole playoff. While I learned from successes, the cuts that I missed, the tears that I shed, and the sleepless nights before championship Sundays are ones that I treasure and that have molded me to become the teacher that I am and want to be in the future and that is the best of all women and men combined. I have trained with the best teachers and sports psychologists that the game has to offer. All of them have influenced my life, my game and more importantly, have influenced my teaching philosophies and techniques. I have experienced both great successes and moments of struggles, both of which have inspired me to become a student of the game. I love to apply what I learn. Every day when I go to the tee, it does not feel like work, because I love what I do. My love of teaching has allowed me to relate to my students , and I am able to teach to their specific needs and goals in a safe and fun environment.

Tina Tombs
  • LPGA Class A Instructor

  • LPGA Tour Member

  • LPGA Legends Tour Member

  • PING Brand Ambassador

  • Bio Swing Dynamics Certified

  • Smart 2 Move Forceplates Certified - Brand Ambassador

  • Trackman Certified Instructor

  • Flightscope X3 Certified Instructor - Brand Ambassador

  • Foresight Quad Certified Instructor - Brand Ambassador

  • US KIDS Master Instructor -Fitter

  • Ping Certified Fitter

  • K-Vest Coach

  • V1 Pro Coach

  • JC VIdeo

  • Bodi Trak

  • TPI Certified

  • Vision 54 Coach

  • Two-Time LPGA National Teacher of The Year

  • Two-Time LPGA Central Section Teacher of The Year

  • Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award 2022

  • GOLF Magazine TOP 100 Teacher

  • Multi-Year Golf Digest Best in State Instructor-Arizona

  • LPGA TOP 50 Best Teachers 2017-2022

  • US KIDS Master Teacher

  • Elite GRAA Teacher, 2023

  • Five Time GRAA Top 50 Teachers

  • Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

  • New Hampshire Golf Hall of Fame

  • ASU Sports Hall of Fame

Tina was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1962, and her family moved to Bedford, New Hampshire when she was 12 years old. She was introduced to golf in Canada by her dad who was an avid golfer. In 1976, Tina started splitting her time between fun junior clinics and the pool at the local country club. Soon after, she was playing on the boy’s high school golf team and began following her lifelong-idols New Englanders and LPGA Hall of Fame Members Jane Blalock, Pat Bradley and JoAnne Carner.

Tina followed in JoAnne Carner’s footsteps off to Arizona State University. As a varsity athlete on the golf team at ASU from 1980 to 1985, she was ranked among Golf Digest’s top 10 amateur golfers in the USA and became a two-time All-American. In 1987, Tina qualified for the LPGA Tour and began a 14-year professional playing career. Her highlight was winning the 1990 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and a tying for first at the 1993 Sara Lee Classic shooting a career low of 64 in the final round. While she was on tour, she was also an integral part of the “Mom’s on Tour” who help get the Smucker’s Day Care program started that continues on the LPGA Tour Today.

Tina is married to Larry Fischer, and they have two daughters: Sarah and Heidi. Tina graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Physical Education and a Minor in Anatomy and Physiology. She is the founder and President of Tina Tombs Golf, LLC at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona.

As the Founder and President of Tina Tombs Golf at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, she holds the role of Director of Instruction, as well as carries out the responsibility to implement all the education and teaching programs at Tina Tombs Golf as well as the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. Tina has spent the last 25 years working closely with her teacher and Mentor Mike Adams World Golf Hall of Fame Member,

Her programs include private lessons, women’s programs, adult programs, junior programs, and corporate events. Tina approaches her instruction with an emphasis on BioSwing Dynamics. Tina's instruction is widely recognized as bio-mechanically oriented, clearly communicated, and she is a positive source of motivation for her students, which range from single-digit to first-time golfers. One of the principles of her instruction is teaching her students to swing the club in the best way to suit their individual physicality, think of it as YOUR OWN BLUEPRINT! Programs are designed to benefit the students and provide a well-rounded and individually structured education that implements The Ultimate Golf Lesson Screenings and Tina also follows the LPGA Teaching Programs.

Tina was also a co-founder for the Arizona Women’s Golf Expo and served as an Expo committee member with LPGA proceeds benefitting the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix and it also served as a networking opportunity for LPGA Central Section members. The event has averaged 175-200 new female golfer attendees.

Tina’s work does not stop at the golf course. She also engages with the community through her involvement in the following charities: The Fresh Start Foundation, The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, Fresh Start Foundation of Arizona, Wings of Gold at Arizona State University, Barrow’s Neurological Institute, Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona and various Breast Cancer organizations nationally.

During her post-LPGA Tour career as a coach, she has been named a two-time LPGA National Teacher of the Year and has been a three-term President of The LPGA’s Central Section.
LPGA T&CP Member 2008-present
Inaugural LPGA Senior Championship – Participant 2017
LPGA Legends Tour Member 2010 - present
LPGA Class A Status – Fast Track
LPGA Tour Member 1988-present
Certified through The Fast Track certification- 2010
Participate and compete in all T&CP National Team and National Championship events. With 5 top 3 finishes in the LPGA TC&P Division Team Championship 2008-2015 and a best finish with a 2nd place finish in the 2015 Senior Division Championship
Legends Tour Honda Cup International World Team Member 2008, 2011
Futures Tour 1985-1987
Collegiate Golf - Arizona State University 1980-1985
Amateur Golf, 1976-1985

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, LPGA Resident Instructor 2003-present to Director of Instruction- 2009 to present Founder and President of Tina Tombs Golf, LLC 2002- Present
PIMA Country Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, LPGA Resident Instructor, 2001-2003
Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona, Women’s Head Golf Coach, 2003-2007
Phoenix Country Day School, Phoenix, Arizona, Women’s First Head Golf Coach and Originator of the Program, 2005-2007

Attend numerous LPGA National Summits, Conferences and Section Seminars, Webinars, Attend and host Meet and Greets, 2008-present LPGA tour experience and tour instruction/teacher mentorship 1987-present
Passed PGA PAT Gainesville, Ga. 2014 and passed PGM qualification Spring of 2015
Attended three day Visioin54 Program: October 2015, now participate as a supporting Coach for the 3-day program.
TPI Certification Three Day Seminar, Orlando, Florida January 2016
Attended PGA Teaching and Coaching Summits 2014-2017
Attended GOLF Magazine Top 100 Retreats, 2013-2016
Attended Bio Swing Dynamics Seminars and Certifications 2013-2018. Level 3 Certified

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