PGA Master Professional/Instruction
Director if Instruction, DragonRidge Country Club
Mike is recognized as one of the top instructors in the country, being chosen by GOLF Magazine for their prestigious Top 100 golf Instructor list and has been ranked the #2 instructor in Nevada since 2002 by Golf Digest. He has been chosen PGA Instructor of the Year thirteen times by PGA Chapters and four times by PGA Sections.
Mike has a long history as a competitive golfer. He has won numerous regional tournaments, played in three US Opens, one PGA Championship and was a full time PGA Tour member in the mid-seventies.
He has taught over 115 students who have played on college golf teams around the country. His former students have become high school and college coaches, PGA professionals and professional golfers.
Mike is an expert in the field of video instruction, having won an award for his research project: “The Efficacy of Using Video in Golf Instruction” from the World Scientific Congress of Golf, in St. Andrews, Scotland. Mike has written hundreds of articles for regional and national magazines over the past thirty years including Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and numerous regional and local publications. He was the Director of Instruction for VegasGolfer Magazine for four years. In his 46 years as a golf professional, Mike has become an expert in teaching both the full swing and the short game.
A project Mike recently developed is an extensive multi-day training program for PGA Members and Apprentices in the art of golf instruction. He successfully launched the first program in the spring of 2009 in Las Vegas conducted regional training sessions in late 2009 to 2012.
His commitment to the PGA’s mission statement to: “grow the game and make golf a more enjoyable game” has led Mike to be involved as a leader in his PGA Chapter and Section. He has been a board member and officer for the Southern Nevada PGA since 2001 and was a leader in developing programs that benefited juniors and golfers in the area.