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Mike Aldrich, PGA

Director of Player Development

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PGA Crest

Hendersonville, TN
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club

About Mike

Mike delights in making every one of his students smile, whether your goal is to get the ball airborne for the first time, to survive a charity scramble, or to win the State Open. He will take the time to understand what you want out of golf and then guide you toward reaching those goals. Mike’s instructions are simple, result in improvement and are always driven by your preferences. He likes to say, “I take FUN very seriously!” Prior to coming to Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, Mike worked for the PGA of America in the Player Development Department. Mike was elected to PGA Membership in 1997 and in 2015 became the 14th Professional to be Certified in Player Development. Mike is a protégé of Manuel de la Torre, PGA and Fred Shoemaker of the Extraordinary Golf School. What Mike really cares about: Each day presents a new opportunity to experience joy. Recreation that connect us with the outdoors, friends and family and creates lifelong challenges fulfills us as humans by creating the space for physical improvement, mental progress & spiritual growth. Golf is recreation that brings great moments of joy to our lives. It is my mission to amplify your enjoyment of the game. Start in Golf • Started playing yard golf – July 1976 • First round of golf – May 15, 1978 • First Birdie – May 15, 1978 Professional Teaching & Learning • Turned Professional – 1993 • PGA Membership – 1997 • TPI Coach Level 1 - 2010 • TPI Junior Coach Level 2 – 2011 • PGA Assistant Professional of the Year – 2011 • PGA Certified Professional in Player Development - 2013 • US Kids Certified Coach - 2014 • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified – 2014 • PGA Junior League Coach for Team Virginia at National Championship – 2018 • American Development Model Certified Golf Coach - 2019 Other stuff • PGA Section - Professional Wins – 3 • Favorite Quote “Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle” • Coached recreational volleyball & basketball for a decade • Two daughters in the 20’s and married for 27 years • Ironman Triathlon Finisher – Coeur d’Alene May 2011 • Favorite Golf Course – Four Streams, Beallsville MD • Low Round – 63 – Cochecho Country Club, NH • Best parts of game – Driving & Putting

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Mike's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee


Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type

Youth

Teen

Adult

Senior

Male

Playing with disabilities

Session Type

Individual

Group

Skills & Tools

Improve with Mike.

SkillsTools
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Course Strategy
Speed
Social Engagement
Travel
Physical Assessment
Mike's Facilities

Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club

Hendersonville TN

Facility

A country club that welcomes all. We run programs for all levels and types of golfers.

*Coaching available to public

Location

550 E Main St, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2605

Facility Offerings
Grass Tees

Grass tees

Wedge area

Shots from 60 yards in on a well-maintained bent-grass grass with greenside bunker.

Challenging golf course

For on-course instruction

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