Michael Schlager, PGA - Director of Instruction
Michael served as a Senior Instructor and the Director of Short Game School at the Academy of Golf at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. During his tenure, he not only had the opportunity to work with thousands of golfers, he was also exposed to a teaching philosophy unlike any other in the golfing world. Furthermore, he was encouraged to continue the search for more efficient ways to educate and train golfers.
His passion for the game led him to Broomfield, CO, where he experienced results with his students thought to be unattainable. Michael recently returned to the east coast to take the position of Director of Instruction at Walt Disney World® Golf, and now leads a team of qualified PGA golf instructors.
Michael's primary goal is to raise his students' level of enjoyment through game improvement. His innovative teaching style is unique in the industry, and the results are immediate and maintainable.
Mike is currently a Level 3 PGA Associate working towards becoming a Class A Teaching Professional. He continues to grow his teaching skills and knowledge through observations of fellow teaching pros and his PGA bookwork. His teaching methodology is based on having a sound setup and properly balanced weight shifts to allow the body to move the club as efficiently as possible.
Before working at Walt Disney World® Golf, Mike worked in Japan for 5 years where he became fluent in Japanese, and excelled in an all Japanese team setting. He has also spent a short amount of time in Australia, working at a top public course just north of Sydney.
Mike has a Masters degree in Physical Education and has been an instructor for more than 6 years. He enjoys introducing new golfers of all ages to the game in a fun and stress free environment as well as helping current golfers achieve their playing goals. His strengths lie in his laid-back and sincere attitude to ensure the student always has a magical experience.