Contributor Profile

Mike Adams, PGA

Job Title2016 PGA Teacher of the Year

Mike Adams has been teaching golf for 39 years. In that time he has taught over 126,000 hours. He teaches an average of 10 hours per day of lessons in both the winter and the summer sites. He just about to finish his 12th season as Director of Instruction at Hamilton Farm GC in Gladstone, NJ and is about to start his 8th winter as the Director of Instruction at The Medalist GC in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was Director of Instruction at the Hills of Lakeway in Austin, Texas for 7 years and Director of Instruction at PGA National for 14 years in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. During that time he opened and operated 4 Academies in Germany, one in Austria, one in Singapore, one at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs Colorado, and another at Royce Brook GC in New Jersey. He was recently elected to the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame (along with Butch Harmon, Jim Hardy, Jim McLean, and Chuck Cook) and he currently is a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor and a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher (he is currently ranked 2nd in the World). He was named PGA National Teacher of the Year for 2016, he is a winner of the South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year (2001), and a three-time winner of the NJ Section Teacher of the Year 2013-2014-2015). He has written and co-written twenty golf instruction books, including two GOLF Magazine Instruction Books of the Year: Play Better Golf and The LAWs of the Golf Swing. He organized and helped edit the Best Putting Instruction Book Ever and the Best Driving Instruction Book Ever. He has written over 100 articles for GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest Golf Illustrated and Golf Tips. He had a Golf Instruction Show on TNT and CNN for 14 years. He spoke at the first three PGA National Teaching and Coaching Summits, and the one in 2011, 2015 and 2017. He spoke at the Canadian Teaching and Coaching Summit, the European Teaching and Coaching Summit, 2 Swedish Teaching Summits (2001 and 2014), Finish Teaching Summit (2013), he spoke at the LPGA Teaching and Coaching Summit in 2013 and the TPI World Golf and Fitness Summit in 2012, and he has spoken in Australia, Canada

Conference Sessions

  • Teaching with Technology….What do the Numbers Mean

    August 14, 2019, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, Venetian - Marcello 4402

    What does force plates and Trackman teach me and how to utilize them to make your students better.

    • Language: English
  • Technology Best Practices in Teaching and Coaching Golf

    August 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Venetian - Show Floor

    The latest in teaching and coaching technology takes center stage in this panel program focusing on technology best practices to enhance learning the game. Two...

    • Language: English

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