Mike LaBauve

Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve

Mike LaBauve


Dear Golfer:

Welcome to GolfLink.com. I am proud to be a part of this great, new web site and I'm glad that you have chosen to join me.

I am currently the Director of Instruction at Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Besides for one-on-one instruction, I will also be starting my own golf schools at Kierland, great for groups or families. There are advantages in coming to one of my schools. Not only do we have 27 holes of golf and a great practice facility, but the classes are small (6 students) and I'm your personal instructor - not someone I've trained. Most importantly, we have a great time while you are learning. I also do custom corporate outings, private lessons and small group sessions.

I enjoy teaching the game of golf to anyone who has a real desire to learn, no matter what the ability. Whether you are trying to get a college scholarship or trying to play professionally, I can help.

I started the game when I was 12 years old. I played well as a senior in high school and played collegiately at Louisiana State University. I actually learned how to play the game with very poor swing mechanics, but I had a short game to die for. That made me competitive, but I hit the proverbial brick wall and could not improve. My swing was holding me back.

I was fortunate enough, through Hank Haney, to meet Jim Hardy, who totally overhauled my swing. I went on to be Player of the Year in the PGA's Southwest Section and played in a number of Tour events. Then an elbow injury and changing priorities with kids and jobs sent my game into a slump. But with Jim Hardy's help once again, I'm having fun and on the way back to competitive golf. That whole process was painful at times, but the lessons I learned were invaluable.

So whatever frustrations you have with your game, I bet I've been there and can help you. I enjoy helping students to hit a well struck golf shot and learning to score through better short game shots and course management.

Whatever you game needs, I'll be here for you on GolfLink.com.


Mike LaBauve

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