MIKE FAY GOLF ACADEMY

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Innovative coaching programs that help you play better golf.

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.

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Our nationally recognized Mike Fay Golf Academy POD Programs cover all the bases.  From supervised practices mixed with private lessons to on course playing lessons this program has it all.

  • Mini POD 5-7, 8-10 years Old
  • Junior POD 10-17 Years Old
  • Junior Elite POD
  • Adult POD

 

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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

“My goal everyday is to share some of the great joys that golf has provided me.  I do it using the latest technologies, the most proven fundamentals, and the best equipment in the game.  But most of all, I use the love and respect I have for golf and how it can transform lives for the better.”

Mike Fay
U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher

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Progressing Your Fitness Program

Progressing Your Fitness Program The topic of this blog post is progression of your fitness program. One of the most common things I experience with my clients is that they sign up for a fitness program, go through an...

How Your Sand Wedge Works

How Your Sand Wedge Works   Let's start with a little history.... The first golf wedge to be played was the pitching wedge, also known as a jigger. This was the best option golfers had for difficult shots until...

Body Weaknesses & Swing Faults

Body Weakness & Swing Faults The topic of my latest blog is something that has caught my interest for a while now. As a coach, I see a lot of swing faults that are caused by the golfer’s body inability to move in a...

Chip The Ball Better

Chip The Ball Better   In this video from the Mike Fay Golf Channel, Mike explains what good players with excellent short games do when they chip the golf ball.  This is what a chip shot looks like and feels like....

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings   Staying connected is a major source of power in the golf swing.  We usually see two different faults that can cause you problems with connection and they both are rooted...

Coach

Okay, remember what I talked about: Coach Tiger 1. look at your grip 2. where are your feet? 3. where are your hands? 4. what’s your target? 5. what’s your head position? Now, swing... Golf is a tough game-mostly...

How To Stop The Flippers!

How To Stop The Flippers  One common problem I often see when I coach the short game is something I call the "flippers".  As I often say, Flipper lives at Sea World, not on the golf course.  The flippers is a...

Golf Fitness, Is It For You?

Golf Fitness, Is It For You? There has been a lot of coverage lately in the media and on social media about golf fitness and the training that certain tour players complete. Some of the comments made have been negative...

Conviction

The Transitions Championship has just concluded with Luke Donald sinking a 6 foot putt for the playoff win and world number one ranking (again). In the playoff were three other players, one with an impressive pedigree...

Hit More Fairways

Hit More Fairways   One thing that you may have never thought about when you set up to the tee....Where do I place my ball?  I know, most of you know that it goes between the markers and you have a couple of club...

Wedge Distance Control

Wedge Distance ControlOne of the things I am often asked is:  "How do I get better distance control on wedge shots?" At Boyne Mountain Resort we have installed Northern Michigan's first Wedge Range.  This area is...

What Is A Slice?

What is a slice?  Why does the ball go so far away from where we want it to go?  In this video, Mike discusses why you slice the golf ball and how you can start to straighten out those way word golf shots. Please leave...

Contact Tee Drill For Better Wedge Play Around The Green

It's so important to know when to use the bounce. In this drill Mike shows you how to use some tees to get the bottom of your chip shots just right.  Better contact, more control, and awesome short game shots! Pleae...

How To Repair A Ball Mark

How To Repair A Ball Mark   The USGA has released a great video about repairing ball marks we wanted to share with you.  In the following video, find out why it's important to fix a ball mark and why doing it...

Working On Your Golf Takeaway With A Pen | Virtual Coach

In this Virtual Coach session Mike shows how using a pen can help you control an open club face. Please leave your comments below!With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader...

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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