MichaelDirector of Instruction
Michael is the Teaching Professional at Azalea City Golf Course located in Mobile, Alabama. He has been a member of the PGA since 1996. Prior to moving to Azalea City Michael was the Director of Instruction at Spring Hill College GC in Mobile. Michael has also taught golf in Birmingham, AL. as well as Raleigh, NC. One of his career highlights was spending two months in Thailand as the lead instructor in a Korean golf academy. Another highlight has been his seven trips to Uruguay to teach golf with his friend, and Uruguay PGA professional, Juan Marquine. Early in his career, Michael was fortunate enough to be able to work with some great instructors, including Hank Johnson and Wayne Flint. This opportunity allowed him to gain the knowledge of how the golf swing works. Over the years Michael has developed a personalized style and ability to deliver this information to his students. Michael makes the complicated golf swing understandable and easier to learn. His combination of knowledge and teaching style, makes for a great learning environment.
Honors and Awards
2024-2025 Golf Digest Best Teachers In The State 2022-2023 Golf Digest Best Teachers in the Sate 2019 Alabama-NW Florida Section PGA Youth Player Development Award 2018 Alabama-NW Florida Section PGA Gulf Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year 2015 Dixie Section PGA Gulf Coast Chapter Youth Player Development Award 2012 Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year 2007 Golf Digest top five instructors in the state of Alabama 2005-2007 Top 50 Instructors USKIDSGOLF Honorable Mention 2005 Dixie Section PGA Junior Golf Leader 2004 Dixie Section PGA Gulf Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year
Michael believes in a developmental approach of instruction that is based on building a solid foundation using golf fundamentals. He works with students to foster sound golf skills through repetitive motion training, using theories developed by experts in motor skill learning. His approach is long-term, but can be applied in a short-term setting, to realize significant improvement in ball flight in just one day. He is equally adept at teaching both beginners and advanced players in private or group sessions.
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Get comfortable for business golf
Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course
Improving Your Game
Add 10 yards
Improve your Short Game
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Make the high school golf team
Earn a college golf scholarship
Get swing diagnostic testing
Playing with disabilities