Mike Richards Golf Academy

Mike Richards Golf Academy

5.0 (4)
11 years in business

About this pro

I don't believe in one golf swing.  I teach your golf swing, because everybody is a little different and not everybody can swing the same.  I also follow up with students with video analysis and will give them access to me for any additional questions post lesson.  I have seen alot of golf swings and given alot of lessons previously with the Hank Johnson School of Golf in Alabama and over 1500 hours of lessons with Golf Made Simple.  

Go to Jonathan Smith Golf Instruction on Facebook to see more about my instruction.

The best part about what I do is seeing people smile by helping them hit quality golf shots and progressing there game in a good direction.  It is totally addicting!

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Pompano Beach, FL 33076
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4 Reviews


  • E Peters

    Jonathan provides lessons that are fun but push the student to the next level. Highly recommend!

  • Gale melton

    Always clear instructions and very patient and knowledge keen

  • Juanita Luke

    Jonathan was very patient when teaching me my golf swing. He took videos and gave specific instructions on what to work on. I am finally hitting the ball now based on his lessons. Thank you Jonathan!

  • Bess Owen

    He has the Best way of explaining in beginner terms. I had also taken lessons on putting from other pros but Jon taught me the “tick tock” method which made it much better. He’s got a great way with people and we all were truly sorry when he left us. Can’t say enough great things about him.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initial contact will consist of getting background information on the golfers experience (years played, previous lessons, what they are working on, what they typically shoot, and weaknesses in their game) as well as their goals.  I teach on results based approach, so the first thing I do is test their skill and then give instruction based on what they need to improve to score better.  Then at the end of the lesson I test them again and see how they have improved. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I previously assisted with the PGA Tour Academy at the TPC Scottsdale.

I was a certified Instructor with the Hank Johnson School of Golf 

Taught with Golf Made Simple Inc. for two years where I gave over 1500 hours of group and individual instruction.

PGA Level 3 certified 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I do 1 hour lessons and suggest you do packages so we can map out a plan and progression as to how we will go about improving your game.

Adult Private

1hr/ $90.00 (Buy 4 get 1 free)

30 min/ $70

Junior Private

1hr/ $70 (Buy 4 get 1 free)

30 min/ $60

How did you get started teaching?

Parents were both college professors and so it was in the blood and Golf just happended to be my passion.  Plenty of Schooling and learning under the tutelage of Hank Johnson (PGA 2008 National Teacher of the Year) and the Hank Johnson School of Golf

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages abilities and body types as far as physical restrictions are concerned (surgeries, current injuries, flexible and non flexible) Ages I have worked with go all the way from 4 yrs old to 81 yrs. old.  I have worked with skill levels from total beginers to scratch golfers.  

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find somebody who cares about your game.

Find somebody with a passion for teaching.

Find somebody who will teach your swing not "a" swing.

Find somebody with expericence and credentials to back it up.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What Do you want from your game?

What's holding you back from achieving it?

What do you need to change to get it?

Are you willing to do the work that is required to make the change.

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