Mike Davis Golf at DragonRidge CC, Henderson, NV
Mike is the Director of Instruction at DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson, NV. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, Mike has been teaching golf for more than 40 years. During that span, he has received numerous accolades and awards, including be chosen as a PGA Section Teacher of the Year four times and a PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year 12 times. He was recognized as the Southern Nevada PGA Teacher of the Year eight times, all in consecutive years (2001-’08). He was also named the Oregon PGA Teacher of the Year four times, in 1993, ’94, ’95, and ’98. In addition, Davis is one of the few people in the PGA of America to earn status as both a Certified and Master Professional for golf instruction.
Mike has been a board member and officer for the Southern Nevada PGA since 2001, and has been a leader in developing programs not only benefitting aspiring junior and adult golfers in the Las Vegas area, but PGA professionals as well. In 2009, he successfully launched an extensive multi-day training program for PGA Members and Apprentices in the area of golf instruction.
Davis is currently ranked second in Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers in Your State” rankings for Nevada. A former PGA Tour player during the 1970s, Davis appeared in three U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship. Known as an expert in the area of video instruction, Mike received an award from the World Scientific Congress of Golf in St. Andrews, Scotland, for his research project titled, “The Efficacy of Using Video in Golf Instruction.” Many of his students have gone onto play collegiate and professional golf, and become PGA professionals.