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Mike A. Pickett, PGA

Certified PGA Professional- Teaching & Coaching
PGA Crest

Painesville, OH
Kirtland Country Club, Willoughby, OH

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, Quail Hollow Country Club and currently at the prestigious Kirtland Country Club developing his expertise in Golf Instruction, Club-Fitting, Junior Golf and Player Development Programming. Mike’s passion and leadership for Junior Golf extends even further as he leads the Regional PGA Jr. League All-Star Team as well as the Head Varsity Golf Coach for Riverside High School.

Mike’s educational and professional training have clearly separated him within the golf industry amongst his peers. He has been a PGA Member for 19 years along with achieving advanced level “Certified PGA Professional” status within the PGA of America under the focuses of “Teaching & Coaching” and “Golf Operations”. He recently achieved Level 1 TPI Certification which focuses on the body-swing connection throughout the golf swing. He is also certified in the PGA.Coach ADM Model which embodies the importance of age-appropriate Junior Golf development. One of Mike’s additional passions within the game is the Rules of Golf. In January 2023, Mike achieved “Expert Certification” within the USGA which has earned him the opportunity to serve as the Lead Rules Official for the NOPGA and other amateur, collegiate and professional golf tournaments. In 2024, Mike developed expertise through advanced education and training on the mental coaching side of golf. He became a Master Mental Coach through FlowCode Academy.

Mike currently resides locally in Painesville with his two kids (Ella, 17 & Griffin, 13) 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.





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Michael'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

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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Michael's Facilities

Kirtland Country Club

Willoughby OH

*Coaching available to public

39438 Kirtland Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094-9201

Painesville OH

*Coaching available to public

11295 Quail Hollow Dr, Painesville, OH 44077-9036

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