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.

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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The Golf Grip And Closing The Club Face

The Golf Grip And Closing The Club FaceIn the following video Mike explains that holding this grip really strong in the trail hand aids in holding the club face too open.  Unfortunately this causes this player to aim...

How To Check Your Joint Range of Motion

How To Check Your Joint Range of Motion It is important in a good golf swing to be able to move with freedom and speed. Having a body that is capable of this type of movement means that more power can be generated and...

The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

The Origins of the Masters Theme Song So where did the Masters theme song come from?  That iconic music you hear every year around Masters time.  So soothing and peaceful. Makes you think of azaleas, beautiful green...

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game  The center of the pelvis plays a big role in your short game shots.  In this video, Mike shows how the pelvis and ball position interact with each other.With over 25 years...

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...

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...

Consistency and Accountability in Your Training

Consistency and Accountability in Your Training To improve in anything that you attempt, whether that be sport, music, fitness or any other activity you are undertaking, you need to be consistent in your effort over a...

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...

How To Build A Wedge Range

How To Build A Wedge Range   Want to score better?  Of course you do!  The Wedge Range at Boyne Mountain Resort opened this past July to rave reviews!  A place to help you with your game from 100 yards and in! In...

How To Aim A Golf Shot

How To Aim A Golf Shot   Golf is a side-on game. You stand to the side of the golf ball. In order to have a chance to hit the ball at your intended target, you have to be aiming relatively parallel to it. In the...

How To Move In The Golf Swing

How To Move In The Golf SwingMusic always gets people to move! In this video Mike shows how to move properly in the back swing. Left shoulder down, right hip back.

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...

Don’t Tilt, TURN! | Virtual Coach

In this Virtual Coach session we work on not tilting so much in the downswing, transferring weight better, and being able to hit a fade better.  Please leave your comments below!With over 25 years of teaching...

Get Your Knuckles Down….

Get Your Knuckles Down   One common problem I see with beginning golfers is topping golf shots.  Here’s why…. When a golf ball is topped one of three things happened: You have come out of your posture through the...

Energy On The Course

Energy On The Course In my last post I spoke about the often overlooked part of a golf training program, recovery. Four areas were mentioned in the post and I promised that I would give you some strategies that you...

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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