Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jim Flick Passes Away at 82

Jim Flick
Revered golf instructor Jim Flick passed away Monday at his home in Carlsbad, California at 1:20 p.m. He was 82.

Known widely in the golf world for his knowledge of the swing, enthusiasm for teaching and boundless energy, Flick left a permanent mark on the game. Throughout his five decades as an instructor he authored several books, hundreds of magazine articles, made numerous appearances on the Golf Channel and, most important, gave hundreds of thousands of lessons.

He worked with numerous Tour professionals including long-time student Tom Lehman, winner of the 1996 Open Championship and 2012 Charles Schwab Cup; and in 1990 Jack Nicklaus entrusted Flick to monitor his swing. Yet for all the work Flick did with accomplished players, he said often that the most rewarding of all his students were juniors.

Though he lived to teach, Flick himself never stopped learning, and one of the things the game taught him, he said last week, was that golf is not about searching for the perfect swing or working at golf – it’s about playing golf.

Details about a memorial service will be announced when confirmed by the Flick family.

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