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Michael J. Thomas, PGA

Director of Instruction


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About Michael

Michael earned his PGA membership in 2008 and has been teaching for more than 15 years. His background includes teaching alongside a Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor and multiple MAPGA Teachers of the Year. Michael's students range from beginners to national competitors, all of whom enjoy how he simplifies the swing and the game to lower their scores. His teaching philosophy is to help players get better in their own way by improving their weaknesses, harnessing their strengths, and managing their abilities on the course. Rather than chasing a "perfect swing" Michael helps students work within their physical abilities to understand impact and ball flights based on what the player feels. In an effort to keep the game simple for the player and focus on what is felt during the swing, mechanics are only discussed as necessary to achieve the desired ball flight and playing results. He teaches players not only how to improve their technique, but also how to practice and then implement those changes on the course while managing a strategy for their lowest score.

Michael in Action

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Michael's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started
Learn the basics
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Connect with golfers of similar age
Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game
Break 100
Break 90
Break 80
Improve your Short Game
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Make the high school golf team
Get swing diagnostic testing
Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Session Type
Skills & Tools

Improve with Michael.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Michael's Facilities

Chartwell Golf & Country Club

Severna Park MD

*Coaching available to public


1 Chartwell Dr, Severna Park, MD 21146-1442

Facility Offerings
HD Golf Simulator

The HD Golf Simulator allows for game improvement year round and in any weather. With ball flight and club information as well as dual camera swing videos, students constantly improve.

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