Dave Phillips

Dave Phillips is a world renowned performance coach and the cofounder of TPI, the largest golf, health and fitness organization in the industry. A visionary thinker with a passion for teaching and learning, Dave grew up in East Africa, where he developed his other passion…coffee.

27 years as a world class performance coach
50 Ranked Golf Digest’s top 50 teachers in America
100 Ranked Golf Magazine’s top 100 teachers

passion, curiousity, purpose

Dave Phillips, Phil’s longtime friend, believes in living life with passion, curiosity, and purpose. A member of the PGA of America, he has devoted the past 27 years to becoming a world-class performance coach. Dave has been a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher since 2000. He is also recognized by Golf Digest as a Top 50 teacher in America.

Dave’s love of teaching inspired him to become a co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in 2006, the ultimate golf experience combining Titleist’s fitting expertise with the physical attributes of a player’s body and swing technique to help every athlete achieve his or her golf specific goals. TPI is the world’s first golf performance facility that looks at every aspect of a player’s game, from equipment fitting to biomechanics and the human body.

As TPI developed, it became clear to Dave that he should share what he was learning by working with the game’s best players through education. The TPI Certified Brand was born. Since the start of the educational seminars in 2006, TPI has expanded to include over 24,000 certified experts. TPI instructors span 64 countries and have helped thousands of recreational golfers enjoy the game.

Dave frequently appears on the Golf Channel, as a co-host of the Golf Fitness Academy and TPI Television shows, broadcast in 77 countries over an eight year time frame. Dave has also written articles for Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated and Mens Health. In addition, he is a sought after public speaker that has lectured throughout the world on sports performance and business.

Dave was born in England and grew up in Africa. He currently resides with his family in San Diego, California. A self-confessed ‘coffee snob,’ Dave likes his coffee roast medium. In fact, he recommends a single-serve pod, brewed on strong, with The Good Stuff.

Dave’s co-founder Phil Mickelson has spent 26 years as a Top-50 ranked golfer in the world. Phil also loves coffee.