Hello my name is Mike and I am a local Paso Robles golf coach with over 43 years of playing experience! I have over 35 years of teaching experience and I’m a certified First Tee Golf Coach. I was introduced to the game of golf at the age of nine by my best friend’s father. I was hooked immediately! While growing up, I played several competitive team sports: baseball, football, basketball, hockey and swimming-but my focus always returned to golf. I quickly learned how other sports I played helped my golf game. I loved the personal challenge of golf, from the different golf courses to playing with different people. I just loved how every round of golf was unique. I loved the game. Then at the age of 15, I got my first job at a golf course (Shoreline Golf Links) located in Mountain View, California and had various responsibilities.
I then decided to work in the golf industry or recreation, so I moved over to San Luis Obispo, CA in 1989 to attend California Polytechnic University SLO graduating in 1995 and worked at Avila Beach Golf Resort while going to school. Now that I had my college degree, I decided it was time to focus on my career in golf and by the summer of 1996, I was the Head Professional at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
I was fortunate to be mentored by 2 great Golf Professionals (Tom Stankowski, PGA 1996-98 and Billy Gibbs, PGA 1998-2011). By the early 2000’s I was a PGA Professional and the Director of Golf at Avila Beach Golf Resort and Blacklake Golf Resort. I then created the Avila Beach Golf Academy with Billy Gibbs, PGA. In June of 2000, Billy and I created the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program. We aired live for 20 years on ESPN Radio in San Luis Obispo, CA and Bakersfield, CA. We interviewed many great PGA/LPGA Tour greats.
In January 2012, I started the certification process for the First Tee Junior Golf and Life Skill program. Becoming a part of the First Tee program was life changing working with juniors and also seeing the positive impact the First Tee had on every one of them both in life and golf. I became a Certified First Tee Coach in the spring of 2015-one of my proudest accomplishments! In December 2012 I accepted the Director of Golf position at the Paso Robles Golf Club in Paso Robles, CA. The owner of the Paso Robles Golf Club (Mike Rawitser) just happened to be the PGA Head Golf Professional and Operator of San Jose Muni GC and Santa Teresa GC in the Bay Area when I first started to play the game. The Paso Robles Golf Club is a very special place thanks to Mike Rawitser. I have had many great conversations about golf, the golf swing & life with Mike over the past several years.
On September 1st, 2021 I created MB Golf Academy and that is now my full-time occupation as owner/operator in the Paso Robles area.
I am offering private golf lessons, semi-private golf lessons, group golf lessons and playing golf lessons for all ages (kids, teens, adults, seniors) and for all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). So whether you need to work on some specifics like your drive, fairway, approach, chipping or putting-I would be more than happy to help!
I teach golf lessons at Paso Robles Golf Club (Paso Robles), Links Golf Course (Paso Robles), River Oaks Golf Course (Paso Robles), Chalk Mountain Golf Course (Atascadero) and Morro Bay Golf Course (Morro Bay) but will also travel up to 40 miles to a location near you.
Please contact me through my FindGolfLessons.com coach page and then I’ll contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, we will set-up your first golf lesson or playing golf lesson at a time and a place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I will look forward to the opportunity to be your Paso Robles golf coach out on the course!
Private Golf Lessons (1 Player): $85 Per Hour
Semi-Private Golf Lessons (2 Players): $75 Per Hour Each
Group Golf Lessons (3+ Players): Contact Me
Playing Golf Lessons (1 Player): $95 Per Hour
First Lesson Satisfaction Guarantee!
Contact Me For Discounts!
*Please note that if you are interested in semi-private golf lessons (2 players) or group golf lessons (3+ players), you will first need to find a friend(s) to take golf lessons with you before contacting me-thanks!
- Local Paso Robles Golf Coach
- Certified First Tee Golf Coach
- Current PGA Golf Professional
- Over 43 Years Playing Experience
- Over 35 Years Teaching Experience
- Former Avila Beach Golf Resort Head Professional
- Former Avila Beach Golf Resort Director of Golf
- Former Blacklake Golf Resort Director of Golf
- Former Paso Robles Golf Club Director of Golf
- Created Avila Beach Golf Academy With Billy Gibbs, PGA
- Created Golf Talk Radio With Billy Gibbs, PGA
- Current Owner & Operator MB Golf Academy
- Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels