Coach Portrait

Mike Aldrich, PGA

Maker of Joyful Golf


PGA Crest

Orlando, FL
Mike's Aldrich Golf Academy, Silverthorne, CO

About Golf

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!”

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 Schools.

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.

Professional Experience & Learning • Turned Professional – 1993 • PGA Membership – 1997 • TPI Coach Level 1 - 2010 • TPI Junior Coach Level 2 – 2011 • PGA Assistant Professional of the Year • PGA Certified Professional in Player Development • US Kids Certified Coach • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified • PGA Junior League Coach for Team Virginia at National Championship • American Development Model Certified Golf Coach





Begin your journey


Mike definitely takes a different route than my previous instructors. Bottom line is he helped my reach my goal of shooting my age more often. When we met, I had done that twice. Now, I am approaching 250 rounds at or better than my age!

Chris Maynord


When I met Mike, I was a 13 handicap. After working with him, after 2 years I got to a low handicap of 4 and in 2023, won the Women's Championships at two different clubs.

Krist Egnot - Three Time - Club Champ

Golf'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 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type






Playing with disabilities


Session Type



Golf's Facilities

Mike's Aldrich Golf Academy

Silverthorne CO

*Coaching available to public

358 Blue River Pkwy Unit E-274, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Orlando FL

*Coaching available to public

Orange County 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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