Co-founder: Dave Phillips

Dave Phillips is a world-renowned performance coach and the co-founder of TPI, the largest golf, health, and fitness organization in the industry. Known as 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, Curiosity, Purpose

Dave Phillips — Phil’s longtime friend — believes in living life with passion, curiosity, and purpose. As a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association 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 and has also been 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. 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. With TPI, Dave has created the ultimate golf experience, utilizing 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. 

As TPI developed, Dave knew he wanted to share what he had learned and help the game’s best players improve through education. To that end, Dave created the TPI Certified Brand. Since the Certified Brand began hosting educational seminars in 2006, TPI has expanded to include over 24,000 certified experts across 64 countries, helping thousands of recreational golfers enjoy the game on a deeper level.

Dave frequently appears on the Golf Channel as a co-host of the Golf Fitness Academy and other TPI Television shows, which have been broadcast in 77 countries over the past eight years. Dave has also written articles for Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, and Men's Health. As a result of his many accomplishments, Dave is a much sought-after public speaker that has held lectures across the world on sports performance and business.

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