Mike LaBauve - Biography

Mike
  • Class A member of the PGA
  • Articles Published in Golf Digest Magazines:

    "Your Short Game Basics" (cover story) - February, 1997
    "3 Weeks to Optimum Golf" (cover story) - March, 1998
    "How Good is Your Short Game?" - December, 1992
    "Learn Pitching with Your 5-iron" - May, 1993 "Line Up Your Power Sources" - February, 1994
    "The Golf Primer" - March, 1995
    "Your Angle for Distance" (cover story) - September, 1995

  • Director of Instruction - Kierland Golf Club - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Outstanding Student Achievements:

    Grace Park - 1998 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion
    Keith Clearwater - Former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
    Chris Johnson - LPGA Professional
    Howard Twitty - Won 1993 Hawaiian Open, PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year
    Teach other PGA, Senior PGA and Nike Tour Players

  • Southwest Section Teacher of the Year - 1993, 1987
  • Served on National PGA Teaching Committee - 1993, 1994
  • Voted Top 50 Instructors in the Country by Golf Magazine - 1991, 1995
  • Advisory Board Member for Titleist and Footjoy
  • Southwest Section Player of the Year - 1989
  • Southwest Section Champion - 1989
  • Qualified for and played in 2 Phoenix Opens and 2 Tucson Opens
  • Speaker at the 1994 and 1996 National PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit in New Orleans - PGA Workshops and Business Schools


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Two Approaches to Delivery Position With a one plane swing you can let the club rip and release right from the top of the downswing as hard as you like, do not create any wrist lag like you would find in a two plane swing.
Bunker Distance Vary the openness of your stance and clubface to control distance out of the bunker
Ball Position in Set Up Keep the triangle formed by your hands, arms and shoulders in the center of your body and let the club dictate where it lies