Bob Toski Recognized as Legendary Honorary Wellington National Golf Club Professional

Wellington, Fla. – June 14, 2017 – Wellington National Golf Club is proud to welcome the famed American professional golfer and golf instructor, Bob Toski, to their team. Mr. 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, Mr. Toski continues to be actively involved in all aspects of the golf industry and will help Wellington National Golf Club continue to be the most successful private golf club in Wellington, Fla.

Bob Toski (left) with Wellington National Golf Club Owners Doug Marty (center left) and Chip Smith (right)
Bob Toski (left) with Wellington National Golf Club Owners
Doug Marty (center left) and Chip Smith (right)

Originally from Haydenville, Ma., 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 Northampton Country Club. Over the years his skills progressed and he joined the prestigious PGA Tour at just 23 years old, 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 fifty worldwide exhibition events.

Toski chose to leave the PGA Tour at the age of thirty to be with this 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 for his small stature, Toski’s impact on golf is just as powerful as the driving prowess for which he was known for on tour.

“Wellington National is honored to be associated with a professional of such talent and character as Mr. Toski,” commented Doug Marty, founder of Wellington National Golf Club. “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 it’s offerings.”

Welcome Mr. Bob Toski!

Wellington National Golf Club is the premiere members-only club in the heart of Wellington, set amid a lush, award-winning golf course which stretches more than 260 acres. In addition to our full service, all season golf-course, world-class amenities include fine dining at the Wine Bar or Champions Bistro, fitness center, relaxing yoga classes, golf pro shop, pool, weekly social events, and supervised kids room for your enjoyment.

Come experience the country club lifestyle perfect for families, golfers, and equestrians at the all-new Wellington National Golf Club.

For more information on WNGC and membership please click here.


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