PGA Pro File - Meet Mike
Hello and welcome to my profile that will provide you with brief insight to my experience, abilities and coaching philosophies. I enjoyed playing all sports growing up but after watching the late, great Seve Ballesteros win the Open, golf became my sporting passion and from the moment I struck my first shot, I enjoyed all the challenges 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 ranks at Stoke Park Golf Club. During the time I was a the club, I won the inaugural UK Long Driving Championship and was fortunate to meet, learn and play with many leading Tour Players, Coaches and Major Champions that included Bernard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Sir Henry Cotton and Sir Nick Faldo (pictured left).
I won Regional, National and European PGA Tournaments and set several course records with a personal best low round of 60 (10 under). I have been fortunate to achieve seven holes in one with my last being at Stoke Park Golf Club where I began my carer as a pro. It was fantastic to return to the club after 20 years and achieving a slam dunk hole in one on the club's signature 7th hole to win a VIP trip to the Masters will be hard to beat.
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