Michael Haywood, PGA


2012 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Michael Haywood, PGA

Tucson Country Club/The Player's Institute

2950 North Camino Principal

Tucson, AZ 85715

(520) 298-6769



Michael Haywood is the PGA director of golf at Tucson (Ariz.) Country Club and 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 beginners, juniors to PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players. He currently serves as the President of the Southwest Section PGA and is a 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: Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

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

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 300

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