Tom Elfers is a 1972 Graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned three varsity letters as a member of the golf team. In addition to his collegiate career, Tom has qualified for seven United States Amateur Championships and the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship as well. He has several top-ten finishes in the Ohio Amateur Championship, and has won the Ohio Mid-Amateur three times. Tom is a a three time Cincinnati Met Champion and has won both the Toledo District Medal and Toledo District Match Play Championships. He has earned the title of Club Champion at six different clubs, and represented Ohio in the 1995 USGA Team Championship.
After nearly thirty years of teaching and coaching both golf and basketball at five Cincinnati area schools, Tom retired to pursue his dream of competing on the Champions tour. He qualified for six Tour events, including the 2000 Kroger Senior Classic in Mason, Ohio and the 2003 Allianz Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. Tom also advanced to the final stage of tour qualifying in 2003.
Following his stint as a playing professional, Tom returned to his roots in coaching. After three seasons as the assistant coach, Tom was named the head coach of the Xavier University women’s golf team prior to their 2006-2007 campaign.
Tom and his wife reside in Loveland, Ohio. They have two children, son Kyle and daughter Mary.