Mike V Golf

Mike V Golf

5.0 (23)
25 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Mike is one of golf's most sought after golf professionals. He has developed a huge following due to his superior golf teaching, masterful lessons, and spot on drills for improvement. He teaches men, women, and juniors of all skill levels. Lessons are given at Oak Marr Golf Range in Oakton, Virginia. A PGA Associate, US Kids Certified and PCA Certified Instructor, Mike will teach and educate you on the game, utilize spectacular video to show you how to improve, and mentor you to help reach your goals. Go to his website at MikeVgolf.com or go to Instagram.com/mike_v_golf for more information.

Mike really enjoys seeing my students hugely improve, learn the game, and have a great time doing it. Mike receives calls and texts almost daily when his students first break 100, 90, 80, 70, shoot their lowest score ever, or perform their best ball striking ever at the range.

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Credentials

Oakton, VA 22124
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23 Reviews

5.0

  • Stacy Yi

    Mike is great! He was able to take a complete novice and explain the concepts effectively so that I was able to pick up the basics very quickly. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor!

  • Tim Beliveau

    Very thorough, Mike is an excellent golf instructor. He was able to exponentially improve my game in just 3 swing lessons and a single playing lesson. Very highly recommend taking lessons with him.

  • Jim Cregan

    Friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and thorough ...... with Mike, I always get the feeling I’m in good hands.

  • Jim Cregan

    Very knowledgeable and thorough — and patient.


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FAQs


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

Mike assesses a student's putting, chipping, and swinging abilities and learns about their athleticism and knowledge of the game. He finds out their goals and desires and gives them a plan on how to achieve them.


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

Mike had been playing and coaching golf for 40 years. Mike had played with and watched the best players of the past generation. He uses a combination of knowledge, repetition, communication, and fun with his students to help them better understand the game, enjoy the game to its fullest, and reach their desired level and beyond. He is a PGA Associate, USKG Certified golf pro, and a member of the Positive Golfing Alliance team. Best of all, Mike knows how to take his players to the next level and shoot their lowest scores ever.


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

INTRO PRIVATE LESSON

60 Minutes : $150   

90 Minutes : $195

INTRO GROUP LESSON (2)

60 Minutes: $175

90 Minutes: $250

* Excellent videos included. Balls extra.


How did you get started teaching?

Mike has always been a student of the game of golf and just loved it for the fun and challenge. His friends were impressed with his knowledge and how he helped them better understand their swings and improve their games. He decided to turn professional in 2016 to help others improve their games and better enjoy their time on the range, green, and links. Mike is a PGA Associate.


What types of students have you worked with?

Mike has worked with kids, women, men, and seniors of all skill levels. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

* Mike's student Bernerd first came to Mike as a 115 shooter in May 2019. After taking lessons with Mike for 13 months, Bernerd broke 80 by shooting a 79 at Lodestone CC in June 2020.

* Mike's student Will, a career military man, first visited Mike in December 2019 as a mid to high 90s player. After 5 private lessons and a playing lesson, Will shot 78 at Stonewall GC in September 2020. He now shoots in the low 80s and is headed to the 70s.

* Mike's student Ramsay G came to him on June 28, 2020 having never broken 100. After 6 lessons, he had improved his lowest score to 88- a 14 shot improvement. Ramsay cured his slice and can now draw his driver. He is headed to the 70s.

* Pete R, Max S, Will O, Henry B, Louis M: All these students started taking lessons in May 2020 during the heart of the pandemic. They were all total newbies to golf and shooting 120 or north of that. 5-7 lessons later, they all broke 100 and continue to improve their games. An improvement of 20 plus shots.

* Mike's student Dylan was a 35 handicap golfer when he first visited Mike in October 2018. He was a good athlete but had no understanding of golf or the golf swing. After 32 hours of golf lessons over 4 months (2 lessons week), Dylan reduced his handicap to a 5 and shot a 72 at Lansdowne GC in Ashburn, Virginia. He was a very good listener and worked very hard on his game every day to become an outstanding golfer.

* Mike's new student Ben had never shot better than 95. After 5 lessons with Mike, he shot an 86 at 1757 Club in August 2018. 

* Tyler, a high school sophomore, was shooting mid 50s for 9 holes in April 2016. After 3 months of lessons, he was shooting in the low 40s. He shot 78 in his District Championship in September 2018 after 18 months of training with me. He went from a 36 handicap to a 5 handicap in 40 lessons with Mike over the 18 months prior to Tyler leaving for college.

* Mike's daughter Lauren has done the following:

1. In October 2015, 9 year old Lauren shot 84 from 5500 yards to win the 2015 Algonkian GC Women's Club Championship while playing her first ever 18 holes of golf in 2015. 

2. Won the inaugural Virginia State 9 Hole Championship(13 and under) in 2015 shooting a 37 at 2000 yards as a 9 year old.

3. 2 days before her 9th birthday, she shot a 6 under 30 to win the US Kids Golf Fall Tour Championship and establish the lowest score in the USA for 8-9 year old girls in 2014 and many years prior and since.

4. In spring 2018, 12 year old Lauren broke par for the first time at Brambleton GC shooting a 71 at a US Kids Golf tournament playing in just her 20th round of 18 holes. She played the red tees.

5. In July 2018, she shot 77-75 in the Virginia Amateur finishing T6 in the stroke play portion and matching the best player for Va Tech who finished 5th in the NCAAs in 2019. She was the youngest player in the tournament by three years at 12 years old.

* Mike's student Steve, a baseball player, had just completed his 4th lesson with him. He then went to the golf course and fired a 97 in his 3rd time ever playing golf. He shot 42 after his 5th lesson with me.

* There are countless others who are improving 5-10 shots after 10 lessons.


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

Hire a teacher who will work on all elements of the game with you: putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers, and the long game. Video is important to visualize the before and after parts of the lesson so find a teacher who can really show you the parts of the game that can be improved and someone who will demonstrate the correct swing and moves- video can make that happen and help you see the issues and help chart a course to improvement. Focus on 100 yards and in. Learn the fundamentals and continue to hone them throughout your golfing life.


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

How much time, effort, and money will you invest in the game and how good do you wish to be? Mike can help assess these questions and provide solid answers to the student.


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