Tim Hobby comes to The Club At Sonterra as it’s new Director of Instruction. Tim’s background, knowledge, playing, and teaching ability give him a high “Golf I.Q.” Hobby, a former U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion, Masters, U.S. Open participant, and Big 12 Champion golf coach will have a great deal to offer the members of Sonterra. While serving as head coach at Baylor, the Bears earned six straight NCAA Regional appearances, a Big 12 Championship, a top 20 NCAA National finish, seventeen team victories, fifteen individual championships, five NCAA All-Americans, and nine All-Big 12 performers in just seven seasons. He was named Big 12 Coach of the Year and District Coach of the Year in 2001. Hobby was also heavily involved in the design of Bear Ridge Golf Club and Baylor’s new state of the art learning center. Hobby, a PGA Class A professional with thirteen years experience in the golf indusrty has worked with nationally recognized leaders, inluding Jim Flick, David Leadbetter, Dick Harmon, Mike Adams, and Jim Murphy. Hobby’s instruction has been featured on Fox Sports Golf Across Texas television show, Sports Fan Magazine, and Texas Golfer. Hobby’s Teaching philosophy is to observe and assess each student’s ability, desire, and time commitment to practice and then develop a teaching plan specifically for that golfer. Hobby believes it is essential to assess all aspects of each student’s abilities and limitations and fit the student’s instruction to his or her goals. Hobby will use a variety of teaching aids because some students learn by hearing, some by seeing, and some by feel. The V1 digital coaching system allows Hobby to compare your swing side by side to tour players that have your similar body type. He can also show you the “before” and “after” of previous lessons and swings. Hobby also likes to use various training aids that help promote the feel of what he is trying to convey to the student. This helps the student see or feel a specific movement they are trying to change. At Sonterra, Hobby looks forward to the challenge of introducing two unique programs that target both the beginning and the experienced golfers. The “WELCOME TO GOLF” program , a series that allows new players to gain a more complete grasp of the game, goes beyond just learning how to swing the club. Golf can be pretty intimidatiing and confusing for someone joining a new club ar just beginning the game. Hobby aims to make the game more user friendly by allowing the newer golfers to become comfortable with rules, ettiquette, practice, or just hanging around the golf course. The second unique program continues your golf technique eduction. Hobby’s goal with this program is to dramatically reduce a player’s handicap or help someone achieve their ultimate goals in the game. By setting an agenda, it gives the player and teacher a “road map” to follow. Whether it is a short game, course management, equipment, or mental game, Hobby will identify the areas that are in need of correction or improvement. He will chart your progress throughout the year and give you statistical information that will help you focus and properly manage your practice time. Hobby’s instruction experience began as an assistant golf professional at Prestonwood Country Club, Sweetwater Country Club, and as a teaching professional position at Detroit Golf Club. He worked under well known and respected club professionals such as Cotton Dunn, Jim Murphy, and John Traub. As a player Hobby is considered one of the finest club professional players in the country. He has competed in four National Club Professional Championships, Four PGA Tour evnets, one U.S. Open, is two-time North Texas PGA Player of the Year award winner and seven time North Texas PGA major championship winner.