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Michael Discenza, PGA

Head Women's Golf Coach


PGA Crest

Cortland, NY
State Univ. New York-Cortland

About Michael

Mike Discenza was named head coach of the SUNY Cortland women’s golf program in June 2020. He was the program’s assistant coach in the spring of 2020 and previously served as the Red Dragons’ head coach from the spring of 2007 through the 2011-12 season.

Discenza was elected to PGA Membership in 2012, and in 2013 he earned advanced certification in Teaching and Coaching through the PGA of America; additionally he earned PGA.Coach certification in the spring of 2020.

In the 2009-10 season, Discenza led the Red Dragons to their first-ever national ranking since the program re-started in the late 1990s. Cortland was ranked 24th in the final Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division III national poll.

A native of Cortland, Discenza graduated from Ithaca College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned a master’s degree in secondary education at Widener University (Pa.) in 2007.





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 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Michael.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Michael's Facilities

State Univ. New York-Cortland

Cortland NY

*Coaching available to public


Park Center, Cortland, NY 13045

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