Master Instructor for MCG Acadmey at Little Bennett 

About Mike

Mike Dickson is the new MCG Master Instructor at MCG Golf Academy at Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, Maryland.  Mike has been instructing golf for more than 20 years and studying under some of the best in the industry.  Mike was the Head Instructor for 11 years at Congressional Country Club and is now the Master Instructor at MCG Golf Academy at Little Bennett.  Michael’s philosophy is a coaching style that develops all the skills a golfer needs to be successful in playing golf including technique, course management, emotional control, and purposeful practice.  The traditional model of one-on-one technique-based lessons focuses on trying to perfect the golf swing and typically lacks attention on improving all the skills to become a great player.

Mike was recognized by Golf Magazine in July 2021 as a Rising Star Instructor for their Top 100 Teacher to Watch List.  Mike was awarded the 2016 MAPGA Teacher of the Year for his efforts and dedication to growing the game.  In 2020, Golf Range Association of America awarded Mike as one of the top 100 Growing the Game in America.  Mike has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Instructors in America for 2016/17 and 2018/19. Mike has been recognized by his peers in Golf Digest as one of the Best Instructors in the State of Maryland since 2015.  Mike strives to share his knowledge with his students and his fellow PGA Professionals with the goal to continue grow the game and give back to a game that has given him so much.

Mike began to change his teaching model in 2015 by making a shift away from just individual instruction to coaching and group instruction using the Will Robins RGX model.  The Scoring Method model helps a player learn all the important aspects of being a complete player. 

Mike is originally from Cortland, Ohio in Northeast Ohio and graduated from the PGM program at Ferris State University in 2002.  He moved to the Washington, DC area in 2004 to begin working at Congressional Country Club.  He currently lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Amber and their two boys  Cole (7), Owen (4) and new daughter Vivienne.  If he isn’t busy cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Mike can be found kayaking or spending time with his family.  


  • Golf Magazine Top100 Teachers to Watch List – 2021-22
  • GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Instructor – 2020
  • Golf Digest Best Young Instructors in America – 2018-2019
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor – 2018
  • Golf Digest America’s Best Instructors in State – 2017-2018
  • Golf Digest Best Young Instructors in America – 2016-2017
  • Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year – 2016
  • US Kids Top 50 Instructor Master Teacher
  • Golf Digest America’s Best Instructors in State – 2015-2016
  • US Kids Top 50 Kids Teacher – 2014 & 2015
  • Edel Golf National Fitter of the Year – 2012
  • Ping National Fitter of the Year – 2010
  • Callaway Regional Fitter of the Year – 2008


  • Lynn Blake Certified Master Instructor
  • Aimpoint Certified Instructor
  • PGA Certified in Instruction
  • BioSwing Dynamics
  • Dr. Wright Balance
  • Edel Golf Advisory Staff
  • US Kids Golf Certified Coach
  • Certified Coaches Association
  • TPI Level 1
  • TPI Junior Coach 2 & 3
  • Nike NG360 Performance Specialist
  • Swing Catalyst Level 2

Mike's Philosophy

In Mike’s career as a full-time golf instructor, he has learned there is no “one way” to swing the club. Everyone has different body types and builds which significantly impact the player’s ability to swing the club.UsingThe Golfing Machine has taught Mike to understand the physics and geometry while showing him there are trillions of patterns in the golf swing.  Mike uses Bioswing Dynamics and Dr. Wright Balance screens to determine the best pattern for each player’s golf swing.Using the blue print, he can help create a plan for each player to achieve a more repeatable and efficient motion.  If you are interested in having Mike help you with your swing, click on book a lesson  tab at the top of the page and start improving your game today!

For Players of All Ages & Ability

Mike has recently been working with Will Robins of RGX and has developed a world-class coaching program that caters to juniors through adults. The Coaching Programs provide the student his/her own personal improvement plan based on a player evaluation Mike performs in a 9-hole playing assessment. Mike’s students have seen dramatic results from dropping 40 strokes in just eighteen months and over 5 strokes on their handicap in three months. Mike strongly believes this is the better way to improve a player’s game and enjoyment on the course instead of constantly beating balls on the range trying to perfect their motion. “Golf is a game meant to be played, not perfected”- Will Robins, RGX Founder.