2006 LPGA National Teacher of the Year and 2007 Metropolitan PGA Section (NY) Teacher of the Year. Five-time Metropolitan PGA Section Women's Player of the Year. More than 15 years of teaching experience at top clubs in the New York City area and now with the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, FL. The Mike Bender Golf Academy was just recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America. We customize programs from individual to small groups.