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Cheryl Anderson, PGA

Director of Instruction


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Mike Bender Golf Academy, FL
Mike Bender Golf Academy, Lake Mary, FL

About Cheryl

Cheryl brings a unique combination of teaching and playing skills to the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, FL. She is currently one of Golf Digest’s America’s Top 50 Teachers. GOLF Magazine has recognized her as one of America’s Top 100 Teachers since 2013. She is one of the LPGA’s Top 50 Teachers and has been recognized twice by the LPGA as its National Teacher of the Year (2006 and 2023). In 2021, she finished T-17th in the U.S. Senior Womens Open Championship at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT.

A native of Connecticut, Cheryl taught in the Metropolitan New York area from 1992-2007 before moving to Florida. She was recognized by the Metropolitan PGA Section in 2007 as the Teacher of the Year. After moving to Orlando she has been recognized by the North Florida PGA as their Teacher of the Year in both 2021 and 2022. She was one of the first instructors in the world to be certified as a golf coach by the Certified Golf Coaches Association.

Cheryl has coached several top 100 juniors in the country including a junior girl who was ranked #1 whom she had coached for a decade. She also coached the Lake Mary Prep Girls Golf team to two Florida State High School championship victories including a national record 14-under-par performance in an 18-hole tournament.

Anderson also is one of the best woman club pro players ever. In 2004, she earned the Met PGA Section Women's Player of the Year award for a record fifth consecutive season.

Her play in 2002 was historic as she became the first women to win all three of the Metropolitan PGA women’s events in one season: The Metropolitan Women’s Open, the Met Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the Met Women’s Match Play Championship. She also was runner-up in the LPGA National Club Pro Championship and in the LPGA’s Northeast Section Championship. Another professional highlight for Anderson was being named The Journal-News Suburban Golfer Magazine’s “Golfer of the Year” in 2001. Her season that year included making the cut at the LPGA Tour’s Betsy King Classic in Pennsylvania (the only club pro to make a cut on the LPGA Tour that season) and winning her first Metropolitan Woman’s Open.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Anderson competed on the golf team for four years, including two as team captain. Before turning professional in 1992, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Public Links Championships.

Anderson is a Class A member of both the LPGA and PGA of America. She has authored numerous instruction articles in Golf Digest Magazine, GOLF Magazine, Met Golfer Magazine and Golf for Woman Magazine. Her first book Teach Yourself Visually Golf was published in 2007.





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Cheryl is wonderful person—fun to be around and a teacher who works with your abilities rather than one who wants to train you in a pre-determined mold.

Larry Burgess


Our son has worked with Cheryl since he was in the 2nd grade. Not only has she taught him all aspects of the game, but she’s been a wonderful roll model, mentor, college advisor, and most of all lifelong friend.

Debbie Driscoll


I cut 3+ off my H.I. since I’ve seen you. I’m looking at that as a lot of improvement in 9 months or so. My #1 goal was to DRASTICALLY improve my driving the ball. I’ve accomplished that and am as shocked as anyone.

Mick Jones


Cheryl took me from a 10 handicap to a 2. For years I struggled - hitting balls and watching videos, but her coaching was the answer. Thanks to Cheryl, I not only love the game on a whole new level, but I truly love the learning process!

Mike Whan, CEO United States Golf Association

Cheryl's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

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

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

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Playing with disabilities

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Cheryl's Facilities

Mike Bender Golf Academy

Lake Mary FL


Our world-class training facility includes: Large grass tee and all weather mats. MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment designed by Mike Bender to accelerate the training process. 50 yard-long putting green. Pitching green, practice bunkers and undulating pitching fairway. Our world-famous Wedge Range. Mirrors, practice walls, plane board and stretch cage. Uneven lies station to practice all types of sidehill shots. State-of-the-art putting studio with the SAM PuttLab computer. Full service clubfitting and club repair center. 900 square-foot fitness room. Member lounge, showers and lockers.

*Coaching available to public

600 Shadowmoss Cir, Lake Mary, FL 32746-4421

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