Tom returned to Australia in 1996 after several years working with Bill Munguia who was one of the largest golf operators in the southern USA. Bill and Tom owned three driving ranges and golf schools in Tennessee and Mississippi. Tom was awarded Coach of The Year in 1995 for the Southern USA Region and has an extensive network of contacts in the lucrative USA golf market. Tom was the coach of the IPCA ladies golf team who competed annually at the NCAA Division 1 tournament in Arizona. His team won the tournament twice and was runner up once in a five year period from 2000 to 2004. The only all Japanese team to have achieved this feat in the history of the NCAA.
Tom has been instrumental in creating and organising the Hills Asian Junior Tour. Beginning in 2011 with just one tournament played in Taiwan, three in 2012 (Taiwan, Korea, & China), and now nine tournaments in 2016 Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand, Japan, India, Malaysia, New Zealand & Australia, this tour has quickly become well respected amongst junior golfers within the Asia Pacific region with six of those tournaments having World Ranking Status issued by the R & A.
Tom has presented workshop and coaching seminars in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Thailand. As with the USA, Tom’s knowledge and extensive network in Asia is extremely valuable for our students.