He takes his free time and travels to top teachers in the business to learn from them to improve his own teaching ability. Two of these instructors are his mentors. The first is his long time friend and swing coach, Ted Sheftic. Ted has been recognized as Pennsylvania's #1 Teacher in 2000, '01, '02, '03, and '06-present. He has also been one of GOLF Magazine's TOP 100 Teachers in America since 2003. The other is Steve Bosdosh. Steve is also one of GOLF Magazine's TOP 100 Teachers in America, and he has also been ranked as Maryland's #1 Teacher by Golf Digest.
Michael also competes on a regular basis at PGA Section tournaments. Some of his finishes include a T-11 and T-12 in the 2011 and 2013 US Open Qualifiers, T-9 in the 2013 Taylormade Top 100, T-10 in the 2013 National Car Rental Philadelphia PGA Assistant Professional Championship, and finished with a scoring average of 74.0 in 2013. He also competed in the MAPGA Section Events in 2011 while working at GOLF Magazine Top 100 course, Bulle Rock.