Mike Carbray is currently the Director of Instruction at the Golf Fitness Human Performance Studio located in Westmont, Illinois. “The Studio” is an indoor winter facility dedicated to total game and body improvement though fitness and the latest in high tech teaching devices. When the facility shuts down in the spring, Mike transitions to Butterfield Country Club, in Oak Brook Illinois, where he is the Director of Golf Instruction. A 27 – hole facility built in 1920, Butterfield is one of the premier country clubs in the Chicago area.
Born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut, Mike’s love for the game of golf started in the 4th grade when his grandfather leased a public golf course from the town. Hockey in the winter and golf in the summer was how Mike spent his adolescence. In college, Mike was a member of the Elon University golf team.
After college Mike was lucky enough to start his teaching career at the famed Chicago Golf Club. He then spent the next 6 years working under Eden Foster, Golf Magazine, Top 100 teacher at The Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY and Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Fl. It was during these years where Mr. Carbray sought out and learned from many of the top instructors in the country as well as many PGA Tour professionals. Watching these people instruct and by reading their literature, Mike was able to combine thoughts and develop his own philosophy on the golf swing and the best ways to communicate it to his students. Prior to coming to Butterfield, Mike spent two years as the Head Professional at Kinloch Golf Club in Richmond, Virginia.
Mike enjoys competing and working on his own golf game. He has two professional wins in his career, 2009 Shelter Harbor Invitational and 2008 CalusaPines Invitational. His lowest score in competition is 65. Mike currently lives in Glen Ellyn, IL. with his girlfriend Meagen.