Wellington National Golf Club is proud to welcome famed American professional golfer and golf instructor Bob Toski to its team, according to club founder Doug Marty.
Toski’s title of “Legendary Honorary Wellington National Golf Professional” pays homage to his tremendous contributions to the sport of golf and the South Florida golf community.
A member of both the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame and the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, Toski continues to be actively involved in all aspects of the golf industry and will help Wellington National continue its success.
Originally from Haydenville, Mass., Toski was introduced to golf at an early age, learning to play and working as a caddy for two of his older brothers, who were assistant professionals at the Northampton Country Club.
Over the years, his skills progressed and he joined the prestigious PGA Tour at the age of 23, claiming his first victory in the newly formed Insurance City Open golf tournament in 1953.
Just a year later, Toski’s professional career took off when he became the leading money winner with $64,000 in seasonal earnings. Receiving a record amount of $50,000 for first place in the World Championship of Golf in Illinois, the richest prize-money golf event in the world at the time, Toski also earned a $50,000 contract from golf promoter George S. May for 50 worldwide exhibition events.
Toski chose to leave the PGA Tour at the age of 30 to be with his growing family, and moved to South Florida, where he taught golf in Miami and Key Largo as a professional.
Toski’s career as an instructor would revolutionize the industry in a profound way. Named a leading golf coach, Toski passed on his experience to international professionals, including Tom Kite, Judy Rankin, Bruce Crampton, Ken Duke and many others.
He has authored more than a dozen books on golf instruction and produced a video entitled Toski Teaches Golf. This early tutorial set into motion the Golf Digest instructional schools, all created with the goal of reaching as many students as possible.
Nicknamed “The Mouse” on the green because of his small stature, Toski’s impact on golf is just as powerful as the driving prowess, for which he became known while a touring professional player.
“Wellington National is honored to be associated with a professional of such talent and character,” Marty said. “We are looking forward to hosting Mr. Toski at our numerous golf events and using his vast knowledge to help our club continue to enhance its offerings.”
Wellington National Golf Club is a members-only club in the heart of Wellington, set amid a lush, award-winning golf course that stretches over more than 260 acres.
In addition to its full-service, all-season golf course, the world-class amenities include fine dining at the Wine Bar or Champions Bistro, a fitness center, relaxing yoga classes, a golf pro shop, a pool, weekly social events and a supervised kids room for guests’ enjoyment.
Visit www.wellingtonnationalgolfclub.com to learn more.