Director of LaBauve Golf at Westin Kierland Golf Club and Roaring Fork Golf Club

Mike was first introduced to advance teaching techniques by Jack Lumpkin in 1981 in Pinehurst, NC. He worked as Jack's assistant and became a Director for the Golf Digest schools. He also assisted Hank Haney with the Pinehurst Golf Advantage Schools. Jim Hardy brought Mike to the Phoenix area in 1984 where he became a prominent teacher and player. He was awarded the Player of the Year for the Southwest Section of the PGA and Teacher of the Year numerous times. Since then he has elevated his teaching, helping players at all competitive levels. He is a former college golfer from LSU in Baton Rouge and is driven to see students play better golf.

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  • Class A Member of the PGA
  • Instructor for the Golf Digest Schools 1990-2002
  • Top 50 Instructor for Golf Digest Mag
  • Top 100 Instructor for Golf Magazine
  • Southwest Section Teacher of the Year
  • Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • Featured Speaker at National PGA Teaching & Coaching Summits

Coached numerous competitive players including:

  • Current Players on PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, PGA Seniors, and Futures Tours
  • Winner of 2011 Open on the PGA Tour, Bryce Molder
  • Past PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: Keith Clearwater
  • Past PGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Howard Twitty
  • Past LPGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Chris Johnson
  • 2 Past USGA Women's Amateur Champions: Grace Park & Amanda Blumenhurst
  • Past NCAA Women's  Individual Champion: Amanda Blumenhurst 
Direct download: Episode_138_Mike_LaBauve_Interview.mp3
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