Meet Mike - PGA Professional
Hello and welcome to my profile that will give you a brief insight to my experience, abilities and coaching philosophies. I enjoyed playing all sports growing up but after watching Seve Ballesteros play, golf became my sporting passion and from the moment I struck my first shot, I enjoyed all of the challenges that golf had to offer.
Despite making many of the common mistakes that I now help others avoid, I managed to achieve a plus one handicap in 18 months and joined the professional staff at Stoke Park Golf Club where I won the inaugural UK Long Driving Championship. During my time at Stoke Park, I was fortunate to meet, learn and play with many leading coaches, Tour Players and Major Champions including Bernard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Sir Henry Cotton and Sir Nick Faldo (pictured left).
During my playing career I won Regional PGA, National and European tournaments and set several course records with a personal best low round of 60 (10 under). I have been fortunte to achieve seven holes in one with my last being at Stoke Park Golf Club when I returned for an event. I hadn't played the course for around 20 years and getting a hole in one was on the club's signature hole (the 7th) to win a VIP trip to Augusta to watch the Masters was the icing on the cake.
I am as passionate about the play others as I am with my own game and it gives me a great deal of pleasure when helping golfers to improve their game and gain a greater enjoyment from their play. There isn’t one perfect swing for everyone, but everyone has their own perfect swing and to help each person discover theirs, I deliver bespoke instruction that is easy to understand, apply and ensure that help each person makes the greatest possible improvement.
To ensure analysis is carried out in the best way possible, I have a complete suite of coaching tools that include a high-speed camera, video analysis software, professional launch monitor, game improvement modules, golf simulator and software that provide the most realistic playing experiences. The many benefits of this technology apply to golfers at every level as player improvement can be measures accurately and they speed up skill acquisition by providing valuable feedback that enables golfers to gain a greater understanding and feel for their technique.
I would be delighted to help you to learn how to play or improve your game so if you would like to book or if you have an enquiry, please get in touch via the contact page and I will be happy to discuss your requirements.
PGA Professional AA