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.

Wedge Distance Control

Wedge Distance Control

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 30 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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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 this video, we discuss how we built the wedge range at Boyne Mountain Resort including the costs involved and time.  You would be amazed that for only a few dollars you can add so much to your facility. 

What’s a Wedge Range?  Our wedge range at Boyne Mountain is specifically designed for you to “dial” in your shots from 30-100 yards.  Spread out in a baseball diamond shape at the back of the Boyne Mountain Learning Center are cement targets placed in the ground.

Hit the target and watch your ball sail into the air! All distances on the Wedge Range are measured from a plate mounted in the middle of the teeing ground back there.  So, where ever you go, you can play from just about any distance you want.

Now you will know exactly how far you hit your clubs! Come up and play on Northern Michigan’s first Wedge Range!  Lower your scores and have fun!

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 30 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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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