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Mike A. Pickett, PGA

Certified PGA Professional- Teaching & Coaching

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Painesville, OH
Quail Hollow Country Club

About Michael

Mike Pickett, PGA is a Northeast Ohio native having grown up in Stow and achieving a BS Degree in Sports Management from Kent State University. He has held progressive roles with the golf world including positions with Beechmont Country Club, Cumberland Trail Golf Club (Columbus), and as the Director of Golf/General Manager of StoneWater Golf Club. He spent the last 6 years working in Executive Recruitment while still maintaining close ties to golf though his own personal business called Pickett's Golf Services. Some of these services include his annual Razz Invitational golf event, multiple charity golf fundraising events, providing professional contracted golf services to courses throughout Ohio, and working part-time for the Northern Ohio PGA.

Mike’s educational and professional training have clearly separated him within the golf industry amongst his peers. He has been a PGA Member for 18 years along with achieving advanced level “Certified PGA Professional” status within the PGA of America under the focuses of “Golf Operations” and “Teaching & Coaching”. He is certified in the PGA.Coach ADM Model which embodies the importance of age-appropriate Junior Golf development. One of Mike’s strong passions within the game is the Rules of Golf. In January 2022, Mike achieved “Advanced Certification” within the USGA which has earned him the opportunity to serve as the Lead Rules Official for the NOPGA and other regional collegiate and professional golf tournaments moving forward.

Mike currently resides locally in Painesville with his two kids (Ella, 16 & Griffin, 12) and his wife, Elizabeth. Collectively, he and his entire family all have a passion for promoting and living by the “Razz Way of Life,” a philosophy of celebrating life to its fullest that Mike has developed.

Mike has joined Quail Hollow Country Club as the new Director of Player Development and will lead the focus on anything related to golf instruction, programming, club-fitting, education and rules.



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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

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Physical Assessment
Michael's Facilities

Quail Hollow Country Club

Painesville OH

*Coaching available to public


11295 Quail Hollow Dr, Painesville, OH 44077-9036

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