Contributor Profile

Todd Sones, PGA

Job Title2019 National PGA Horton Smith Recipient

Company NameImpact Golf/Scoring Zone Schools

Todd began his golf career in 1981. After working as a club professional for 15 years culminating with the position of Director of Golf at the prestigious Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake forest Illinois, he decided to completely turn his attention to coaching golf, opening Impact Golf in 1997. Todd gathered his experience over the last 38 year working with thousands of people of all types giving over 60,000 private lessons in his career. When asked who Todd likes to work with, he would answer "anyone that really wants to get better and is willing to do their part". Joe Durant, Scott McCarron, Robert Gamez, Shaun Micheel, Jay Williamson, 1996 Men's U.S. Open Champion Steve Jones , Paul Goydos, Chip Beck, Stephanie Louden, and 2003 U.S. Women"s Open Champion, Hilary Lunke are just some of the PGA/LPGA professionals who have been coached by Todd. Todd founded the Impact Golf School at White Deer Run in 1997 with the goal of becoming the most comprehensive instruction program in the country. In 2016 Impact Golf was given the "Editors Choice Award" for best school by Golf Digest. Todd has been voted one of the Top 100 Golf Instructors in America by Golf Magazine since its inception 1996 and has remained on that list consecutively for 24 years, as well as one of the 50 Greatest Teachers in America by Golf Digest. He has twice been named Teacher of the Year and been given the Horton Smith award three times in the Illinois PGA, and was awarded the National PGA Horton Smith Award in 2019. Todd has published over 100 articles in major publications, such as Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Todd has also published 4 successful books; "Lights Out Putting", "Saving Par", "The Scoring Zone" and his latest Putting Book, "In The Zone" Todd developed "The Scoring Zone" short game system that has helped thousands of people to significantly lower their average score.

Conference Sessions

  • Increasing Revenue Rounds through a comprehensive Instruction Program

    January 21, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Orange County Convention Center - W230C

    At any golf facility revenue is increased when play is increased. Play increases when players are improving and enjoying tangible results by shooting lower scor...

    • Language: English
  • Helping your Students reach their scoring potential through Short Game & Putting Coaching

    January 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Orange County Convention Center - W230B

    70% of your student's or members' score is determined by what happens from approximately 70 yards and into the hole. The fastest way you can help amateurs lower...

    • Language: English

2021 PGA Merchandise Show


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