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Casey  Paulson


Tim Cusick is the PGA Director of Instruction at Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas, Texas. Earlier this year he became a Quarter Century member having served 25 years as a PGA Professional. During his time he has worked for Hank Haney Golf, Inc., Hank Haney Golf Ranch in McKinney, PGA West Resort Courses in Laquinta, California, Alta Mesa Country Club in Mesa, Arizona, Elk River Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina, and Pinehurst Hotel & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  This December will mark Tim and his wife Vicki's 20th wedding anniversary. They have a son named Carson who is 12 and completely into golf. He has more hole in ones than Tim!

What do you love about the golf business? I'm able to be part of something I'm completely passionate about.  Not a day goes by that I'm not involved in golf.  The people you meet are pretty special as well.

Who got you started in the game? My father did when I was 6 years old. 

Did you play college golf? I played two years at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York and then one year at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

What is your most memorable moment in golf? The first time I set foot on the grounds of Augusta National for the Masters in 1998.  I got goose bumps!

Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Easy - Pebble Beach. It doesn't get any better for me.

Who makes your dream foursome? Me playing with Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jack Nicklaus.

Have you played golf with anyone famous? Most fun was with Alice Cooper at PGA West Stadium Course.  For a little guy he can really play.

What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Augusta National.

What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? When I moved to Dallas in April of 1992 I despised the Dallas Cowboys.  It took about 6 months and I was completely hooked on them and have been ever since. Go Cowboys!!

What are some of your hobbies? Fantasy Football, surfing on the computer and traveling. 

What is your favorite type of music? Recently been listening to a lot of country.

What is the best golf book that you would recommend? The golf instruction book that I just wrote. It will be released this fall. : )

What is your go-to karaoke song? Journey - Don't Stop Believin'