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Michael J. Thomas, PGA

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Severna Park, MD
Chartwell Golf & Country Club, Severna Park, MD

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. Other Certifications: TPI Level 2 (Golf), SportsBox (3D); US Kids; Operation 36.



Michael in Action

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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

Get comfortable for business golf

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

Add 10 yards

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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Michael's Facilities

Chartwell Golf & Country Club

Severna Park MD

Lessons can be booked at

*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.

On-course lessons

Playing lessons are available for 9 or 18 holes on a beautiful layout redesigned in 2018 featuring Zoysia fairways and Poa greens.

Short Game Area

A dedicated short game area includes two target greens and two bunkers to work on shots up to 75 yards

Severna Park MD

1 Chartwell Dr, Severna Park, MD 21146

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