Former PGA Tour standout Alan Tapie has competed in some of the world's top tours, including the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Champions Tour, and the European Senior Tour. His achievements include 5 top 25 finishes in Major Championships along with experiencing the pressure of playing in the final group on the weekend in the 1979 PGA Championship. Alan also had numerous close calls with winning on the PGA Tour.
Alan has been teaching golf regularly since 1986 and continues to compete in tournaments around the world, including the European Senior Tour. He has served as majority owner of a major golf center in Southern California and helped to transform the organization into a leading driving range facility. His broad experience across all aspects of the sport makes him uniquely valuable and highly effective as a golf instructor. Because his tournament playing schedule has become reduced, he is now available for private golf instruction and playing lessons.
Alan teaches exclusively at Saddleback Golf Range on the campus of
Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.
28000 Margarite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA
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Alan grew up in Downey, CA, where he attended Warren High School. He excelled in both golf and baseball from an early age and finished runner-up in the state final CIF Championship golf tournament as a teen. After 2 years at Cerritos College, where he won the conference championship, he received a golf scholarship to USC.
He served as member and co-captain of the USC golf team during the years 1970-1971 and was selected both years to the All American Golf Teams. In 1970 he won the PAC-10 Conference Championship. During his years at USC, Alan also won the Los Angeles City Amateur Championship and was runner-up in the nationally ranked Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship.
Alan turned professional in the fall of 1972, and in the fall of 1974, after just two years of successful play on mini-tours and solid finishes in the U. S Open and British Open as well as four other European tour events, he earned his PGA card. Alan not only played eight years on the PGA tour but was invited and played in countless events around the world. He has experienced the thrill of being paired in the last group of the weekend in a major event and has also had several close calls with winning on the PGA tour.
From 1994 to 2003, Alan was majority owner of the Buena Park Golf Center, formerly known as The Big Tee Golf Center. This facility offered a 9 hole 3 par course, with a driving range, teaching center, and pro shop. It was one of the leading Southern California driving range facilities during the time of Alan's ownership.
Alan continues to golf competitively and has become a renowned teacher and coach. His other interests include surfing, guitar, cooking, and investing.
Former PGA Tour Member - 1975-1982
Current Associate Member - Champions Tour
Current Member since 1999 - European Sr. Tour
Cleveland Golf Co. - Tour Staff Member