CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Jim Flick, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus upon joining the Champions Tour, died Monday of pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 82.
Flick taught golf in 23 countries and directed programs such as Golf Digest's Schools and ESPN Golf Schools. He was director of instruction at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 20 years and wrote five books, the most recent...
"Mr. Flick, was my only teacher. More than that he was my friend, a mentor and a strong influence in my early years and well into later years. I was fortunate enough to have Jim as the Head Pro at Losantiville Country Club in Cincinnati fro 1961-1974. He taught me ..."
– Jim Schloss, Friend ,
Suffolk , VA, Nov 10, 2012
"Five years ago, I started taking lessons from Jim. At the time, I was very confused and discouraged with my swing. That started an amazing journey with Jim as the guide. He did much more than improve my swing. He taught me to enjoy the process, love the challenge of ..."
– Gaye Taylor, friend and student,
Rancho Mirage and Regina, Sask. Canada, Nov 09, 2012