Coaches Corner Appearance By Mike Fay

Mike was a guest on the April 21, 2016 edition of Golf Talk Live- Coaches Corner with  Pete Buchanan hosted by Ted Odorico.  Pete Buchanan is the Founder, Director of Instruction, and owner of Plane Simple Golf, LLC which houses Plane Simple Golf Circuit and the Simple Swing Repeater Training Brace.  During this episode Pete, Mike and Ted discuss the factors to why the average golfer’s handicap has not seen a decrease for quite some time.  The panel also discuss the changes that they have implemented in their own coaching programs to combat this and how golf instruction is changing for the betterment of the game of golf.  Take a listen and enjoy!

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A Better Address Equals A Better Takeaway

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Good Golf Posture Sets Up Everything

Good Golf Posture Sets Up EverythingYou can't do much if you don't have good posture when you are hitting a golf ball. In this video, Mike shows you some tips to get into an athletic stance and help you move better as...

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...

Sand Green Golf

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Factors of Controlling Golf Ball Spin

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Choosing A Golf Specific Trainer

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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...

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings

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Should I Chip or Pitch?

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Turn Left To Stop Hitting Your Golf Shots Left

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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...

Better Impact Equals Better Shots

Better Impact Equals Better Golf Shots   How good does it feel to be in a great impact position?  I say it feels like hitting ice cream.  Soft but heavy, very sweet!  In this video Mike describes what it feels...

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

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Mike Fay Appears On The Back 9 Report

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On February 16, 2016 Mike appeared as a guest on the Back 9 Report presented by e-Draft.  This show os hosted by Fred Altvater and Carlos Torros.  Mike is also joined by 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year Michael Breed.  They discuss modern day teaching methods and what’s working with their students today.

Listen to the webcast below.

Mike Fay Guest Speaker At The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Mike was honored to speak as part of a PGA Forum Panel with Todd Firestone and Annika Sorenstam at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida on January 27th, 2016.  The PGA of America’s Director of Digital Strategy Joni Lockridge moderated the event.  Some of the topics discussed where the value of social media and it’s use in golf instruction and growing your business, trends in the area,  how to track performance, and the future of social media as it relates to golf.  Last year’s PGA National Teacher of the Year Michael Breed opens the discussion.  Here is the entire presentation.

Destination

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Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

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Aim Small Miss Small

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How To Check Your Joint Range of Motion

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Where Do You Start A Golf Fitness Program?

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The Head Controls The Spine In Golf

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Wedge Distance Control

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Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

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Build A Better Golf Set Up With HackMotion

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Get Your Knuckles Down….

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First Tee Jitters

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Recovery Strategies

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What Is A Slice?

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Winter Golf Tip: The 52 Degree Rule

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

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

 

On 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!

 

 

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

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