PGA Teaching Professional
A Sacramento native, Mike started his career at Haggin Oaks, in 1969 Mike began working in the club repair department, eventually heading up the repair service, gaining extensive experience with repairs and component club assembly. At the same time Mike enrolled as an Apprentice Golf Professional.
In 1977, Mike relocated to Cameron Park Country Club, and became owner of a complete on-course club repair/club making facility specializing in the restoration of classic persimmon woods, and custom handmade woods. At the same time Mike represented the Ben Hogan Company as a Factory Authorized Club Repair Facility for the Western region.
In 1987 Mike went to North Ridge Country Club as an Assistant Professional. During this time he completed the apprentice requirements and became a PGA member. Mike became the Head Professional at North Ridge in 1997.
In 2000 Mike moved to Haggin Oaks as a teaching professional. This is where he honed his skills as a teacher and a coach. Working with hundreds of players of all abilities and ages through group lessons and private instruction. He worked with some of the top amateurs and juniors as well as the governor's wife and other well known players. While at the same continued to grow with ongoing education.
In 2005 Mike moved on to Cold Springs Golf & Country Club as the Head Professional. He continued to teach as well as run the busy club tournaments and golf shop. Mike served as player/coach to some of the top players, including juniors, of El Dorado County. Mike has continued his education by attending many PGA seminars including becoming a certified clubfitter for PING, TITLEIST, ADAMS, MIZUNO, HENRY-GRIFFITTS, BEN HOGAN and others as well as becoming a Swing Solutions Video Certified Instructor.
Mike's teaching includes a solid understanding of how equipment influences the swing along with an emphasis on the pre-swing fundamentals, swing fundamentals, and balance. He emphasizes players understand their swing and he teaches with patience and understanding.