Who is Michael?
I took up golf at the age of 5 and soon decided that I wanted to become a professional golfer. I joined Maidenhead GC as a junior member before moving onto Stoke Poges GC. As a 17 year old I got my handicap down to scratch.
I have won numerous tournaments as a professional and an amateur. My amateur victories include the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (BBO) U21s Championships and the prestigious Sunningdale Foursomes with former world number 1, Luke Donald. We were the youngest winners in the history of the event. As a professional I have won many pro-ams in the South of England. I have also won the BB+O Assistant Professionals' Championships.
I have represented BB+O at boys', colts', men's and professional level.
In 2003 I decided to follow my passion for coaching and became a PGA professional. I completed my PGA training at Henley GC before moving onto the golf department of the Reebok Gym in Canary Wharf as the head coach. I am currently coaching at The Lambourne Club in Buckinghamshire.
As I increased my teaching I realised that most of my pupils struggled with the mental side of the game even more than the physical side. To be able to really help my pupils I knew that I had to gain some qualifications which enabled me to competently and confidently coach the mental side of golf too. To this end I have become an NLP for Sport Practitioner, Time Line Therapy Master Practitioner and American Board of Hypnotherapy Hypnosis Practitioner. I use all of these techniques when working on the mental side of golf with my pupils.
Currently, I have over 100 pupils of all ages and abilities and I still compete in many tournaments both locally and nationally.