About Michael Lamanna
Michael began playing golf at age 4. He earned a golf scholarship to the University of Idaho (B.S. Business 1981) and he has taught golf using video training techniques since 1979. He served as Director of Instruction and Director of Schools for three Jim McLean Golf Academies. In 1998, he became the first Director of Instruction for Resort Golf Group and opened and operated golf academies in Nevada, New York and California. In 2001, he was named Director of Schools at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy in Saint Augustine, Florida and in 2002, was appointed Director of Instruction at the prestigious Academy at La Cantera, located at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas.
In December of 2006, he was named Director of Instruction at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the worlds top rated luxury golf resorts.
Michael is a Quarter Century Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association. He is the recipient of the "2004 Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year” award in the Western Chapter of the Southern Texas PGA and is certified by The Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor, Golf Coach for Juniors and Golf Instructor Level 3 (Highest Level).
Teachers and Pros that Michael has worked with include:
He has conducted clinics with Hall of Fame members:
Michael is a prolific writer and his columns have been featured in numerous golf magazines and publications. He is a featured instruction contributor on About.com. He has hosted local golf talk radio programs and appeared in numerous TV golf tip segments.
Michael has taught players of all levels and his students include:
As a player, Michael has won numerous club professional events and has a low competitive round of 63.