It was approximately ten years ago when Andy Thompson decided to leave the corporate world and taken on another challenge. Having mastered his work as an Operation and Distribution Manager, Andy wanted to pursue a calling that was dear to him; golf.
Andy had played the game and was not only looking for a way to improve but also a way to incorporate his passion for the game in a venture far, far away from the corporate life he lived. It was in 2005 that he met and partnered with Lynn Anderson and Jon Weedman. It was a perfect fit, and Andy head manned the effort to incorporate what now is know as Totally Driven, “The Ultimate Golf Improvement Center” and one of “Golf Digest Top 100 Fitters”.
Andy’s natural caring nature and analytical personality make him the ideal club fitter. He is less concerned with the sale and more concerned with “getting it right”. This dedication has built Totally Driven a cult like following. His non-brand biases allow him to make club recommendations based on performance rather than profit. His clients appreciate that.
As a successful amateur athlete, Andy now channels his competitive drive into his business and plays as much golf as possible.
Self taught as a golfer, he has learned much about the golf swing, club-fitting and putting to the extent that he now is recognized as an industry expert.
He has performed multiple club-fittings and putting instruction sessions with PGA Tour players, College players, top amateurs and countless other players of all levels.
Andy has trained under numerous putting experts including Mark Sweeney, David Edel, David Orr, Bobby Dean, Geoff Mangum and Christian Marquardt. He is a certified SAMPUTT instructor, AimPoint Green-reading Level 1 Instructor and Putting Zone instructor.
His training on club-fitting has been done via relationships with other US club-fitters, Club-fitting groups, internet research and collaboration with the fitting group at Totally Driven. Recognized from multiple manufacturers as a master club-fitter and is a Golf Digest Top 100 Club-fitter.
Andy has helped many players improve their golf game and prides himself in special attention to every player who he works with!