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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

Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots

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...

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf   A movement across America in the last several years has been finding ways to play faster golf.  One of the main reasons why golf has been on the decline lately is because people don't feel they can dedicate the time needed to play the game.  Such...

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.  We all want to chip the ball better right?  It lowers...

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 you save strokes.  Knowing your carry yardages for all...

How To Regrip A Golf Club

How To Regrip A Golf Club   In this video, Mike spends some time with Steve Heuston owner of Precision Fit Golf teaching us the finer points of how to regrip a golf club. Most people do not really think too much about your golf grips.  Getting them re griped when...

Instruction Archives

Staying Centered

Staying Centered   Staying centered is very important to your golf swing.  Moving too much laterally can cause a multitude of problems.  First off, moving your swing center causes the bottom of your swing to be too far behind or in front of the ball.  I usually see...

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 dreaded disease that sucks the life out of any good short...

Should I Chip or Pitch?

Should I Chip Or Pitch?   One question that I am often asked is:  what club should I use around the green for a particular shot.  Which is usually followed by me asking them this:  Do you think you should chip this shot or pitch this shot?  The following are some tips...

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 swing and you are now above the ball. The bottom of...

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 the invention of the sand wedge.The sand wedge was...

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 lengths behind it.  But you don't know this little...

Short Putt Drill

Short Putt Drill   I started doing this drill back in 1998 while playing on the NGA Hooters Tour.  In fact I remember where, it was Sikeston, MO at The Boot Heel GC.  Ever since then, I always go back to this drill to keep my putting sharp. Did you know that PGA Tour...

TEAM MFG BLOG

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way   Playing match play golf has been around for centuries.  With a handicap system to equal the field, just about anyone can beat anyone on any given day. That's what makes it so...

Dustin Johnson Victorious Despite Rules Controversy

  After several near misses, Dustin Johnson finally closed the deal and won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.  Added to the pressure of trying to win the US Open was a possible penalty lingering over his head...

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter? A current fad in golf is to mark one’s golf ball with a poker chip or a poker chip sized ball marker. This brought up an interesting question with regards to “size” or “type” of...

What Is A Caddie’s Responsibility Under The Rules of Golf?

In this post we discuss what a caddie's responsibility is under the rules of golf.  Rule 6, The Player, is one of the Rules that deals with a players responsibilities during a stipulated round of golf.  Rule 6-1...

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...

Anchored Stroke

For those using the anchored putting stroke, it is getting to the end of the line for you to use this type of stroke. As you may remember, when golf's ruling bodies, the USGA and R&A, announced the ban on anchored...

Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots

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....

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf   A movement across America in the last several years has been finding ways to play faster golf.  One of the main reasons why golf has been on the decline lately is because people don't feel they can...

Refusal To Look For Original Ball

While working a stroke play tournament this summer I was called over by a  player to make a ruling.  At a par - 4 hole, Player A hit his second shot into a dense thicket behind the green.  Since the ball may be lost,...

Use The Tee Drill For Better Chipping

Better Chipping |  Use The Tee Drill   In this video Mike Fay shows you a great drill to help you with your short game.  This video was featured on Mike Fay Golf Live. Bad short game shots could be the most frustrating...

Hitting The Center Of The Golf Club Face

Hitting The Center Of The Clubface   Until the past several years we really didn't know how important hitting your golf ball on the center of the golf club face really was.  Through the magic of technology, we now know...

Club Replacement & Normal Course Of Play

Club Replacement and Normal Course of Play During the second round of play of the 2015 WGC - Cadillac Championship a frustrated Rory McIlroy hurled a golf club into the water in anger, playing the remainder of the...

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions In the Rules of Golf an obstruction is a movable obstruction if it can be moved without unreasonable effort, without unduly delaying play and without causing damage. ...

The Use Of The Provisional Ball Rule

  The Use Of A Provisional Ball This is the next in the Playing By The Rules Video Series.  Mike and Frank discuss the proper way of using a provisional ball.   We discuss what the rule states and how to go about it...

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