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Mike Dickson

Mike Dickson

Mike Dickson Golf Academy at MCG Little Bennett

25900 Prescott Road

25900 Prescott Road, Clarkburg, Maryland 21701, US

http://www.mikedicksongolf.com

mdicksonpga@gmail.com

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA Section Teacher of the Year, GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Magazine Top 100, Golf Digest Best in State, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
PGA Certified Teacher, PGA Master Professional – Teaching and Coaching, US Kids Golf Top50 Master Teacher, Ping Fitter of the year, Edel Golf Fitter of the Year

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 600
Female: 200
Junior: 400

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
20+ and 120 weekly Coaching program sessions

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
I started a PGA Hope program this year for the first session to be run at an MCG facility. One fellow PGA Professional assisted with the class of 10 participants. Each class worked through full swing skills, greenside shots, and putting. The last two classes were on-course exposure to teach some of the rules and etiquette of the game. The goal is to expand the class schedule to more offerings in the 2024 season, with more MCG academies being added.

The academy also runs weekly First Tee programming every Saturday. There are three sessions each week provided for different age and skill levels. We had over 120 juniors participate in the program in 2023.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
I provide a variety of levels of junior classes starting at ages 6-8 up to teenage competitive junior coaching. These weekly coaching programs are season-long and run from April through October. This year, there were over thirty participants for the season of 2023. Each class exposes the junior golfers to full swing skills, short game skills, rules and etiquette, and on-course experience for the older age groups.