MEET Your COACH MIKE dICKSON

Master Instructor for MCG Acadmey at Little Bennett


Join the 1000 Shot Challenge for 2022!

Want to join the golf revolution and see how many shots you can take off your score in 2022?  Mike helped take over 500 shots off players’ scores in 2021 and is setting his sights even higher in 2022.  Do YOU have what it takes to meet the challenge and be on the team leading the scoring revolution?  Let Mike guide you to fixing that slice you cannot shake, learn how to be a short game wizard, or just get be more confident on the course.  Mike has made it his mission to accomplish one of the biggest shot challenges ever.  BOOK A LESSON with Mike or EMAIL him about joining one of his coaching programs to join the team and play your best golf in 2022.

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SHOT TOTAL IN 2022:

13 of 1000 shots

Latest Succes:  Chad M shot his lowest score by 8 shots on 18 holes.  Congrats Chad!

About Your Coach

Mike the MCG Academy Team in April 2021 at the Golf Academy at Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, Maryland.  Prior to joining the MCG team, Mike was the Head Instructor for 11 years at Congressional Country Club.  Mike is excited about building a world-class academy and team at Little Bennett for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Mike was recognized by Golf Magazine as a Rising Star Instructor for their Top 100 Teacher to Watch List.  Mike was awarded his lifetime achievement award in 2016 by being named the MAPGA Teacher of the Year for his efforts and dedication to growing the game.  Mike was 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 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.

Recognitions

  • Golf Digest Best Instructors in State – 2021-22
  • 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 – 2018-19
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor – 2018
  • Golf Digest America’s Best Instructors in State – 2017-18
  • Golf Digest Best Young Instructors in America – 2016-17
  • Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year – 2016
  • US Kids Top 50 Instructor Master Teacher
  • Golf Digest America’s Best Instructors in State – 2015-16
  • 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

Certifications

  • Lynn Blake Certified Master Instructor
  • Aimpoint Certified Instructor
  • PGA Certified in Instruction
  • Scoring Method Master Instructor
  • 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
  • Callaway Master Staffer
  • PGA Modern Coach

Mike's SWING Philosophy

Mike wants to find YOUR personal swing blueprint and unlock your swing.  Mike is not committed to a particular Model or Method because there is no “one way” to swing the club. Everyone has different body types and builds which impact the player’s ability to swing the club.   His Mentor, Lynn Blake, has taught Mike a system using The Golfing Machine which has taught Mike to understand the physics and geometry while showing him there are endless patterns for the golf swing.  Mike uses both Bioswing Dynamics and Dr. Wright Balance screens to determine the best pattern for each player’s golf swing.  Using that blueprint, he can create a plan to achieve a more repeatable and efficient motion.  If you are interested in finding the blueprint to your swing to unlock the potential of great golf, click here to book a lesson today!

Mike's Coaching philosophy

Great coaches are always striving to improve their craft to simplify the game for their players.  Mike had a coaching epiphany in 2015 when he met Will Robins, creator of The Scoring Method.  Will Robins of RGX developed a world-class coaching program that caters from juniors to adults showing them the importance of all four pillars to the game, not just making their swing look good.  The Scoring Method provides 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 points 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.  Want to join the team and play the best golf in your life?  Contact Mike to find out more about how to join the Scoring Revolution.