The Tommy Fleetwood Academy at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
2023 Ryder Cup winner Tommy Fleetwood plays on the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour
and is one of the world's leading golfers.
Having grown up in Southport, Tommy learned to play as a young boy at Formby Hall and has deep roots at the club today. He won the club’s junior champion title in 2003 and made his first hole-in-one on the 16th hole at just 12 years of age. Tommy represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup in 2009 and secured his first professional win at Formby Hall in the 2011 PGA Euro Pro Tour.
Today, Tommy is one of the world’s best. He’s a six-time DP World Tour winner, was crowned Race to Dubai Champion in 2017 before going on to finish as runner up in the US Open the following year. In 2023, playing his third Ryder Cup for Team Europe, Tommy was part of the historic Ryder Cup win in Rome pairing with Rory McIlroy (dubbed Fleetwood Mac) on the opening day, before going on to clinch the winning point for Team Europe in his Sunday singles match.
Tommy’s historical connection to Formby Hall is why he chose to open his first Tommy Fleetwood Academy at the club - the TFA Formby Hall - in 2019 under the leadership of his junior coach, Normal Marshall.
The TFA Formby Hall offers a range of coaching programmes with both one-to-one lessons and group coaching for men, women and juniors. For juniors, the academy offers a structured, progressive programme suitable for golfers of all abilities. Head Coach Norman uses his decades of experience and time with Tommy to write a programme that includes the games and drills that Tommy used as a developing golfer. Children can learn for fun or can be coached to compete at national and international level - as do many current juniors at the academy.
Through the TFA, Tommy and Norman aim to help nurture the next generation of golfers, while also teaching boys and girls about golf’s discipline and etiquette that feeds through into their daily lives. Important life skills and lessons around resilience, hard-work, confidence and belief that extend far beyond the golf course are incorporated into its programmes and lessons. Young people are encouraged to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends.
We are privileged to have such strong links with Tommy and are proud to be home to the first TFA.
“From a young age, sport and golf in particular has brought me a lot of happiness and many friends. It has taught me many valuable lessons along the way, lessons that I continue to learn each and every day.
“My family and I are therefore truly grateful to be in a position where I can give something back and help kids who are in a similar position to me when I was growing up. We want to give them the same opportunity to learn and enjoy the game that I love and to be able to start their own journey, all whilst growing the game the way I believe it should be.
“My wife Clare and I are so proud to start our ‘Tommy Fleetwood Golf Academy’ at Formby Hall Golf Club, the place where I grew up playing golf. Guidance is so important when you are learning the game and Norman Marshall played a significant part in my development as a junior golfer. I believe his enthusiasm and passion for junior golf is outstanding. It’s important to us all that we have a structure in place that balances the discipline and etiquette of golf whilst still having fun and learning new techniques.
“To all our future academy members, whether you have one lesson or whether you join us for many years, I hope you enjoy the experience and thank you for being part of another dream of mine!”
To enquire about a place on the TFA junior programme, as well as individual adult or junior lessons please click here - www.tommyfleetwoodacademy.com/enquire
Women can enquire about the extensive ladies' programme including group and one-to-one lessons, overseen by PGA award-winning golf couch, Sophie Speariett by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org