MIKE FAY GOLF ACADEMY

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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.

Three-time Northern Michigan 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, Future Champions Golf Top 25 Junior Elite Instructor, and was recognized by his peers with the 2016 & 2019 Michigan PGA Player Development Award for his efforts to grow the game of golf. In 2016, Mike was a guest speaker at the PGA Merchandise Show along side Todd Firestone and Annika Sorenstam.

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.

“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

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Body Weaknesses & Swing Faults

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Prepared

What makes the tour pro’s great? Anyone... Anyone... I’m sure if you tried to answer and someone was nearby to actually hear you, you’d answer with a list of attributes. The one attribute that I am interested in is...

Soft Spot

Earlier this week, I asked Mike what he thought would be a good topic to write about when it comes to the mental side of the game.  He threw out the notion of #17 at Sawgrass which allows for insight into the mental...

Recovery

Recovery  This post is on a golf fitness topic that is often overlooked by golfers as not being very important to playing better golf. Today I will be talking about recovery and how it relates specifically to golfers...

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...

Risk-Reward

Risk-Reward   Is the risk worth the reward?  When playing par 5's it's tough not to want to "go for it" every time.  You have a access what is really going on with the golf course. Course management alone can help...

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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