MIKE FAY GOLF ACADEMY

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JUNIOR GOLF DEVELOPMENT

Providing golf  lessons, instruction and coaching to South Lyon, Wixom, Troy, Novi, Northville, Walled Lake, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Milford, Birmingham, Brighton, and the surrounding areas of Metro Detroit Michigan.

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ABOUT MIKE FAY

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it’s easy to see why Mike Fay has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.

Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Fay has quickly become one of the top golf coaches in the country. For 6 years Mike hosted an interactive on-line show called the Ask The Pro Show on Twitter where students of the game get the help they need to play better golf. Now he hosts his own podcast connecting students of the game to great coaches.

In 2012, Mike was named Michigan’s first and only Golf Channel SwingFix Instructor providing on-line lessons to golfers around the world. As leader in the world of golf instruction, Mike has been named Golf Digest Best Teacher By State, U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Lifetime Master Kids Teacher, and Future Champions Golf Top 25 Junior Elite Instructor.  He was recognized by his peers with the 2020 Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year, and the 2016 & 2019 Michigan PGA Player Development Awards for his efforts to grow the game of golf.

Now Mike serves as the PGA Director of Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan home of the Mike Fay Golf Academy.

Michigan PGA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

2020 Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Fay

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“I began taking golf instruction from  Mike a few months ago, shortly after I retired.  He has really helped me, as evidenced by the fact that I have knocked 5 to 10 strokes off my game.  The biggest factor has been that Mike has given me the tools I need to analyze my errors and make the necessary correction.”

Ralph Kenning
New Orleans, LA

“Mike is a special individual for the improvement of the entire game of golf from beginners to most advanced level players.  His warmth and positive personality shine through in everything he does.”

Ronald Szotak
Plainfield, NJ

“Mike Fay is the consummate golf instructor and an exemplary ambassador for the game.  We’re very proud that Mike has spent more than a decade building his teaching career here at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands and continues to be the kind of leader the golf industry needs.”

Bernie Friedrich
Boyne Resorts

“My game has really improved since enrolling in MFG University. It has really helped me understand what I need to be a better golfer.”

Jim Backes
Saramento, CA

“I would highly recommend Mike Fay for coaching both juniors and adults. My children and I have taken multiple lessons with him and he has really helped all of us with not only improving our game, but developing an awareness for our golf swings. He relates easily to junior golfers and adults, making lessons in a relaxed and fun environment where you make genuine improvement. As a parent of junior golfers, I value Mike’s genuine interest and care for my kids, not only in their progress as golfers, but in the bigger picture of life.”

Melissa Hirn
Northville, MI

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Fairway Bunker Shots

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First Tee Jitters

First Tee JittersIn a resent poll taken on our Instagram account we learned that over 80 percent of you suffer from first tee jitters.  It is totally understandable for sure!  I have found that the best way to overcome...

Providing golf junior and adult lessons, golf instruction and coaching to Metro Detroit, Wixom, South Lyon, Troy, Novi, Northville, Walled Lake, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Milford, Birmingham, Brighton, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding areas of Metro Detroit Michigan.  Best golf teacher in Detroit, Michigan Best Teacher, Golf Coach Michigan Teacher of the Year

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