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

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We are very pleased to announce that Mike Fay has been awarded the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher Award.  This is the highest honor an instructor can achieve from U.S. Kids Golf.  These individuals have earned the distinction of Master Kids Teacher by winning the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award three or more times making Mike one of America’s best golf instructors. Chosen based on their contributions to junior golf, such as: time devoted to teaching young golfers; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; and overall effort to grow the game.

Hosted by the Golf Channel’s Jennifer Mills here are some pictures from the award ceremony held on January 28th, 2016 at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about the about the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher Awards please click here.  Mike coaches and gives lessons at the Boyne Golf Academy located Boyne Mountain Resort and Boyne Highlands Resort in Michigan.  For more information on Mike’s Junior Programs, please click here.

Mike Fay Appears On Golf Talk Live With Ted Odorico

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Golf Talk LiveOn January 14, 2016 Mike was a special guest on Golf Talk Live with Ted Odorico.  In this hour long show Ted and Mike discuss many things including: some ideas to help you with your game indoors during the winter, coaching players, family golf,  First Tee of Northern Michigan, U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher Award, junior golf, Boyne Golf, Mike’s website and the Ask The Pro Show.

Golf Talk Live is available at iTunes.com & Stitcher.com

Tune in Thursdays from 6-8:00 PM Central right here on Golf Talk Live!

Here is a link to the show.

 

Mike Fay To Appear At Jason Helman’s Teaching & Coaching Workshop

We are very excited to let you know that Mike will be appearing at the third annual 2016 Jason Helman Teaching and Coaching Workshop.  This annual workshop is designed to help coaches, golf instructors, and golf professionals to improve this teaching skills.  Joining Mike on the coaches panel will be Jason Helman, James Hong, and James Leitz.  This event will be held on February 18th from 9AM-5PM at the Peak Performance Golf in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.  This is a great learning opportunity for all coaches and below is more information.  To sign up for this event please click here. 

Jason Helman Teaching & Coaching Workshop

Mike Fay Appears On Talking Golf With Virgil Herring

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Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots

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Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots

 

One 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 specifically designed for hitting wedge shots.  There are 8 targets place in the ground spread out every 10 yards in a baseball diamond fashion from 30 up to 100 yards.  It’s a quiet unique place to work on your short game.

Distance control is so important in every faze of golf especially inside of 100 yards.  I often see handicaps drop significantly as I work with players on their short games.  In the video above Mike gives you three tips to help you control your distance:

→Length of the Backswing

→Speed of Your Arms

→Ball Position

Of course these elements must be blended together to produce a shot with the right trajectory, distance, and spin to land on the green and stop quickly.  Really it all comes down to practice.  There’s no doubt, having the Wedge Range has made my players practice more, because it’s fun.

For more information on adding spin to your wedge shots to control your distance please click here.

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike 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.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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