Mike consistently has been recognized as one of the top instructors in the nation, having been chosen by GOLF Magazine for their prestigious Top 100 Instructor list, and he has been ranked as the No. 2 instructor in Nevada since 2002 by Golf Digest. Mike also has been chosen as Instructor of the Year 12 times by various PGA Chapters and four times by PGA Sections.
Additionally, he has a long history as a competitive golfer. Mike has won numerous regional tournaments, played in three U.S. Opens, one PGA Championship and was a full time PGA Tour member in the mid-70s.
Mike has taught more than 90 students who have played on college golf teams around the country. His former students have become high school and college coaches, PGA professionals and professional golfers.
An expert in the field of video instruction, Mike won an award for his research project: “The Efficacy of Using Video in Golf Instruction” from the World Scientific Congress of Golf, in St. Andrews, Scotland. He has written hundreds of articles for regional and national magazines over the past 30 years, including Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and numerous regional and local publications, and he was the Director of Instruction for VegasGolfer Magazine for four years.
Mike believes in teaching people, not golf. Each student is unique and may require a different approach to the fundamentals than someone else. Mike establishes a strong foundation of the correct set up for each stroke. If there is an error in the setup, a perfect swing will produce a bad result. He works toward improving the student’s game on the course; making certain they develop an understanding for course management decisions and the mental side of the game. Mike utilizes the latest technology to enhance the student’s learning experience and development, and he always strives to always exceed a customer's expectations.
“Mike Davis’ PGA Master Professional Instructor status and Top 100 Teacher credentials are well deserved and evident in every lesson. He took me from a raw beginner, taking up golf late in life with little athletic ability or talents, to my recent women’s senior state amateur championship win. He takes me and my game as seriously as he takes his elite students and tour players. He has the unique ability to identify the root cause and use sound golf fundamentals to solve the problem. He is an amazing instructor - I can't believe how simple he makes it seem.”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.