Coach Portrait

Mike Girardi, PGA

Director of Instruction

member

PGA Crest

SPRING GLEN, NY, NE
Parkside Driving Range

About Michael

Mike’s extensive background in teaching earned him Master Instructor Certification from the Jim McLean Golf/Resorts golf schools in Scottsdale, Arizona. His passion for teaching was recognized in 2005 as a nominee for Teacher of the Year in the Metropolitan Section PGA. Mike has published instructional articles for the New York Post, Golf Illustrated, and the Hudson Valley Golf Guide. He has been an ongoing member of the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game since 2004. Mike has competed in Senior US Open qualifier and in the MGA Senior Open tournaments. He is the proud owner of 5 career Holes-in-One and has obtained certification in Golf Operations from the PGA of America. As a graduate of Syracuse University in Corporate Health, Mike interned at GE’s and Pepsico’s Corporate Wellness Centers. Mike holds certification from the Biofeedback Society of America in Stress Management. Mike has performed as a National AAU finalist in Karate. He currently holds the rank of 4th degree black belt from Master Hidy Ochiai in Binghamton, New York and obtained certification as a Yoga instructor from the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Students

250


Michael in Action

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"Mike's ability to apply his knowledge (with a sense of humor) makes all of his sessions personalized. Mike keeps me motivated and very encouraged to reach my goals."

-Michele K. - Pilates Instructor, Middletown, NY
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Michael's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Improve your Short Game

Break 80

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Earn a college golf scholarship


Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill


Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Session Type

Individual

Group

Player Type

Youth

Adult

Male

Playing with disabilities

Female

Senior

Teen

Skills & Tools

Improve with Michael.

SkillsTools
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
Michael's Facilities

Parkside Driving Range

Pine Bush NY

Facility

Parkside Driving Range in Pine Bush, New York. The practice facilities include a full size range with both grass and matted tees. This is a beautiful setting in the countryside...a great atmosphere for learning !

*Coaching available to public

Location

68 Red Mills Road, Pine Bush, NY 12566

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