Coach Portrait

Michael R. Laudien, PGA

Head Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Thiells, NY

About Michael

Michael R. Laudien, the Director of Golf at Philip J. Rotella Memorial Golf Course for the past 20 years. Michael a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a Division III All-American and graduate of the College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College. Michael knows what it takes to take your game to the next level.

Michael's playing ability speaks for itself as a former top ten playing Professional in the Metropolitan Section. Michael possesses the ability to communicate his knowledge of the golf swing by making the complex simple, and instilling confidence in his students so they can reach their true potential. Michael has competed on multiple professional golf tours throughout his career including several Nationwide Tour events, five PGA Tour events, and the 2021 US Senior Open.

His passion for the game of golf combined with his teaching and playing experience, the two rarely seen together, is what makes him one of the most sought after PGA Golf Professionals in the Metropolitan area.

In 2010 Michael was awarded the President's Plaque by the the Metropolitan PGA for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. In 2015 Michael was awarded the Metropolitan PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award for his outstanding merchandising skills and golf shop.

Michael was most recently awarded with the Metropolitan PGA Player Development Award in 2021. The Player Development Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and the impact made at the facility.





Michael in Action

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Michael in Action

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Michael's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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