Coach Portrait

Michael

Director of Instruction

member

PGA Crest

Mobile, AL
Azalea City Golf Course, Mobile, AL

About Michael

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

Teaching Method

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.

Students

149

Followers

5.0k

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Michael's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

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

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

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

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type

Youth

Teen

Adult

Senior

Male

Female

Playing with disabilities

Session Type

Individual

Group

Michael's Facilities

Azalea City Golf Course

Mobile AL

*Coaching available to public

1000 Gaillard Dr, Mobile, AL 36608-2512

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