Michael’s steadfast involvement and contributions have afforded him several very humbling acknowledgements within the PGA of America community and Golf Industry

Michael’s continued contributions and style of leadership has led him as a featured speaker at numerous teaching, coaching and educational programs nationwide. His presentations on leadership, management and the business have touched some of the games major organizations such as the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Club Managers Association of America and the National Golf Course Owners of America Annual Conference, PGA Magazine & Golf Range Magazine.


2012 & 2006 Southwest Section PGA Professional of the Year

2012 & 2013 Golf Range Magazine Top 50 ‘Growth of the Game’ Teaching Professional

2004 & 2007 Southwest Section PGA Horton Smith Award (Education)

2001, 2002 & 2006 Southern Chapter, Southwest Section PGA Professional of the Year

2008 Southern Chapter, Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year

1999, 2007 & 2010 PING Regional Clubfitter of the Year

2009-2010 & 2011-2012 Golf Digest ‘Best Teachers’ in Arizona

Michael has also served on a number of Rules of Golf Committees throughout his life as a PGA Professional, and contributed to instruction, clubfitting, merchandising and numerous operational publications within the industry. Additional CURRENT INVOLVEMENT includes:

Taylor Made/Adidas National Advisory Staff

SNAG Golf, National Advisory Board

PGA Magazine, Instruction/Clubfitting Advisory Board

Golf Range Association of America Advisory Board

Arizona Golf Hall of Fame Committee