Mike Richards, PGA


2014 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Mike Richards, PGA

Mike Richards Golf Academy

9909 Old Club Rd

Parkland, FL 33076

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Mike Richards is the 2014 Teacher of the Year in the South Florida Section.  In 2011 Mike was named Teacher of the Year for the Southern Chapter.  2009-2013 US Kids Top 50 Honorable Mention and the 2000-2008 Lead Instructor- Jim Flick Golf Schools.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1
  • ErnestSports Launch Monitor
  • Nexus 7

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

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Get Golf Ready
  • Tee It Forward
  • Family Golf Month Free
  • Family Tees