Michael Haywood, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Michael Haywood, PGA

Tucson Country Club/The Player's Institute

2950 North Camino Prinicpal

Tucson, AZ 85715

Michael Haywood is widely regarded as one of the preeminent innovators in the private club industry. His growth of the game and instructional programs has reached every level of the game from new learners and juniors, to intermediate and advanced players. He currently serves as the chairman of The PGA of America’s national Apprentice Committee. He is a past Chapter and Section president as well a former member of The PGA of America’s national Board of Directors. His accomplishments include being named the 2012 and 2006 Southwest Section PGA Professional of the Year and 2004 and 2007 Southwest Section PGA Horton Smith Award.

Facility type: Private

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • V1 Pro Academy
  • FlightScope
  • Zelocity
  • Casio camera

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 365+

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Get Golf Ready
  • TPI Fitness programs
  • SNAG programs
  • From Tenns to Golf Program
  • TRX Rip Training
  • TRX Suspension Training and Group Suspension Training Fitness programs
  • Advance Junior Academy programs
  • Play Golf for Life program