Mike Richards Golf Academy
at Parkland Golf & Country Club

Mike Richards,
 PGA Professional

 Director of Instruction

Mike Richards, PGA Professional

2014 Teacher of the year "South Florida PGA Section"

The Mike Richards Golf Academy Office

2014 "Teacher of the Year" South Florida PGA Section
2014 "Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional"
PGA Member for 27 years

2011 "Teacher of the Year" Southern Chapter- South Florida PGA
U.S Kids Certified Instructor 2013-2016
Nominated South Florida Teacher of the Year Award 2013-2016
Nominated South Florida Player Development Award 2015-2016
Nominated South Florida Youth Player Development Award 2016
Nominated South Florida Bill Strausbaugh Award 2015                                                                              

Honorable Mention US Kids Top Golf Instructors 2009-2015

Coaches Julia Matzat - State High School Team Champion 7 Years
Coaches Sean Richards, age 11 5 time Player of the Year, Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation
Coaches Steven LaMay 2012 Player of the Year Platinum Tour
Coached 7 First Place winners 2012 JGA (Junior Golf Association)
Coached 20 Top 5 finishers 2012 JGA (Junior Golf Association)
Coaches 2010 Florida Open Champion Ben Vertz
Coached 2006 Florida State Amateur Champion Jeff Dennis
Teaching golf for 29 years
Named to the PGA President’s Council on Growing the game, 2006-2008
From 2005 thru 2008 Mike has been nominated for the Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors in America
Voted Golf Magazine Top Instructor in region, 2005-2008
Lead instructor of the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools & ESPN Golf Schools featuring Jim Flick
and Hank Haney at the Boca Resort, 1996-2007
1st team All-American at Ohio Wesleyan University
Coached 11 winners on the JGA Junior Tour 2008
Coached 23 top 5 finisher on the JGA Junior Tour 2008
Coached 13 winners on the JGA Junior Tour 2009
Coached 28 top 3 finishers on the JGA Junior Tour 2009 Coached Ben Vertz-Sunshine State
Conference Freshman of the Year 2009
Congratulations Mike Richards voted # 1 Golf Instructor in Fort Lauderdale by Thumbtack.com
Currently analyzing Internet lessons for Golf Digest, Cadillac, and Chase

Mike's Lesson Rates
Lesson Adult Member  Adult Guest Junior Member Junior Guest 
 One Hour  $125 $150 $100 $125
 half hour  $70 $80 $60 $70
 5 hours $625 $750 $500 $625
 Playing Lessons per hour $125 $150
(plus additional course fee)
 $100 $125             
(plus additional course fee)
 Extra student per hour $40 $40 $40 $40
 Series Package None) None None None
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