THE BLACK HAT WAY About Us About Us The Black HatThe Black Hat WayRECOGNIZED PARTNER FACILITIES THE BLACK HAT IT'S ALL STARTED WITH THE BLACK HAT! Growing up near Chicago, a young Tony Meechai was infatuated with magic shows and was impressed with magicians at an early age. He always enjoyed their ability to entertain and create magic for the masses. As he got older, he realized that even the most amazing magic tricks had very simple explanations once they were revealed. He adopted the magician’s Black Hat to reminded himself that those incredible golf shots he saw on TV were also possible if he stuck to following basic fundamentals. Following a guiding principle of “golf is fun and easy to learn”, his coaching and teaching career revolved around the idea that producing a golf swing was simple and you didn’t need to be a magician or a pro to play well. It’s just a matter of understanding the fundamentals of the swing and realizing just how simple it is. Sharing the magical experiences and providing ways for everyone to also enjoy has been rewarding over the years and very satisfying. I’m very happy the impact these teachings have had so many golfer’s lives including junior players, aspiring tour players and golf professionals who want to level-up and become better! Now an accomplished coach, author and speaker, Thai-American ‘Black Hat’ Tony Meechai is best noted for teaching the correct movements for a consistent golf swing needed to play golf by using familiar household objects and tools such as brooms, hangers, mops, basketballs, hula-hoops, tennis day. The simple approach to game improvement became grew so popular from the time he started in Thailand in 1998. And, from 1999 to 2009, Tony Meechai was featured on ITV’s Heineken Golf Clinic and ESPN’s Star Sports Nike Golf Tips. The Heineken Golf Clinic show became the most popular golf tips show on television in Thailand, garnering over 50 million viewers nightly. He was also able to demonstrate this simple approach at the 2010 and 2011 PGA Conference of Asia and Asia Pacific Golf Summit, respectively. For 15 years, Tony Meechai was a weekly columnist for Thailand’s Daily News Golf Clinic. Black Hat Tony Meechai has conducted many workshops and seminars for prominent universities in Thailand, including the award-winning King Mongkut’s University of Technology and Assumption University. He’s also presented on the world stage including clinics and workshops in the USA, China, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Tony continues to make guest appearances in golf publications and on television shows, but it’s his love and passion for coaching and teaching the new generation of golfers and teaching professionals not only how to play well but also to live well, which has been his mission and dedication. Tony’s passion and inspirational approach has continually been heavily involved with developing golfers of all ages and skill levels to better their livelihoods with the game of golf!