Mike Paukovits Golf

Mike Paukovits Golf

5.0 (28)
Best of 2019
80 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I am a very patient coach and I always keep it simple for my students. I try to give you the least amount of information and thoughts as possible, but that information I give you will make the biggest difference in improving your game. Too many thoughts about a motion will interfere with the effectiveness of your swing.

I will always follow up with emailed notes after each lesson. This message may include video, images, or just text. This has been proven to be more effective in retaining information after you leave the lesson tee.

I also incorporate the latest coaching techniques in golf, technology including a FlightScope Launch Monitor, BodiTrak Pressure Mat, and other training aids when appropriate. 

I really enjoy working with students who love the game as much as I do and seeing the improvement in my students. When someone shoots their best round ever or just has a breakthrough moment during a lesson it is so rewarding! Let me share my passion with you and help you to enjoy this great game even more!

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Wayne, PA 19087
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28 Reviews


  • Rich Croll

  • Andrew Ferrara

    Mike was very patient with this very green golfer, but effective enough to get me to catch the golfing itch! I'm looking forward to learning more over the next few sessions.

  • Keith Underwood

    Mike allowed me to define my goals, objectives and budget. He excelled on all three. Great guy. Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

  • Keith Underwood

    I very much enjoyed working with Mike Paukovits. He explained the benefits of the club choices he recommended for me and made it very easy to understand. He was very responsive to my requirements and I enjoyed getting to know him during our time working together. I'm very satisfied with the help I received from Mike and I would highly recommend him.

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

Every student's ability and goals are different. My process when working with a new student is to begin with an interview of the client. I will ask about the current state of your game, what your goals are for improving your game, your past experience with golf, and your expectations for our lessons. I try to get to know my students on a personal level prior to the instruction even begins. It is necessary to establish a certain level of trust between the student and the teacher.

Our first lesson will usually begin on the driving range, but it may begin on the golf course if possible. I like to conduct an overall evaluation of a student's game rather than proceeding with the typical faults and fixes type of golf lesson. I will come up with a game plan tailored specifically to the needs of the student after determining the student's priorities for improvement.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • Jim McLean Golf School Certified Instructor

  • U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach

  • TPI Certified Level 1

  • Class "A" PGA Member

  • EyeLine Golf Certified

  • FlightScope Certified
  • Callaway Golf Certified Fitter

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
    • Private Coaching Sessions for Guests
      Private Coaching Sessions for guests of St. Davids Golf Club
      • Guest 45 Minute Private Coaching Session $95
        This is a 45 Minute Private Coaching Session
      • Guest New Student Assessment Session $95
        This is a 1-Hour Complete On-Course Assessment Session.
      • Guest 1 Hour Private Coaching Session $120
        This is a 1 Hour Private Coaching Session
      • Guest 90 Minute Private Coaching Session $175
        This is a 90 Minute Private Coaching Session
      • 1 Hour Indoor Coaching Session - Ardmore, PA $120
        This is a 1 Hour Private Indoor Coaching Session at Play-a-Round Golf located in Ardmore, PA
        *Price includes your Simulator Rental Fee
      • 1 Hour Indoor Coaching Session - Malvern, PA $120
        This is a 1 Hour Private Indoor Coaching Session at Play-a-Round Golf located in Malvern, PA
        *Price includes your Simulator Rental Fee
      • 1 Hour Indoor Coaching Session - NJ $120
        This is a 1 Hour Private Indoor Coaching Session at Golf & Social located at Links Golf Club in Marlton, NJ 
        *Price includes your Simulator Rental Fee
    • Private On-Course Coaching Sessions for Guests
      Private On-Course Coaching Sessions for Guests of St. Davids Golf Club
      • Guest 1 Hour On-Course Coaching Session $120
        This is a 1 Hour Private On-Course Coaching Session
      • Guest 2 Hour On-Course Coaching Session $200
        This is a 2 Hour Private On-Course Coaching Session

    • FlightScope & BodiTrak Coaching Sessions for Guests
      FlightScope & BodiTrak Coaching Sessions for Guests of St. Davids Golf Club
      • Guest 1 Hour FlightScope Club Fitting Evaluation $120
        This is a Distance and Club Fitting Evaluation using FlightScope X3 3D Doppler Ball Tracking

How did you get started teaching?

I began working as an Assistant Golf Professional at a few different private golf clubs in the Philadelphia area. I was fortunate enough to spend a winter at the Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. After studying and learning from the best golf instructors in the world, I knew that teaching was my true passion. I came back to the Philadelphia area and as I began to give more lessons I decided to become a full-time golf instructor.

What types of students have you worked with?

Golfers of all ages and ability levels. I really enjoy working with competitive junior golfers or aspiring competitve juniors as well as adults of all ages and ability levels.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I really enjoy going to the PGA Merchandise Show and Demo Day in Orlando, Florida every winter. This has been an annual trip with my family and it has enabled me to stay up to date on all of the latest training aids and teaching concepts. Also, I am able to learn about and test the latest golf equipment!

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

I would tell a student to do their research on the teacher. Most golf instructors have a website and you should read up on the teacher's philosophy as well as their credentials. Ultimately, it is up to the student to chose an instructor who they believe will help them acheive their goals.

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

Some great questions would be 1) how much experience do you have teaching? 2) Ask about the location and find out if they have access to a golf course, range, short game areas? 3) Ask what type of time commitment the teacher expects out of their students and if they will provide you with a practice plan?