The Competitive Edge Magazine would like to introduce you to a gentleman that has a talent to teach golfers how to swing the club properly. He has obtained all the new technology that will give you instant feed back on what is going on with your swing. His name is Mike Abraham and he is the current director of Instruction at Northridge Country Club and PGA Professional. Mike grew up in Wisconsin where he had the privilege of learning from several Head Professionals who all had been influenced by the teaching systems of the legendary Manuel de la Torre. From a young age Mike was mentored to teach solid golf fundamentals and swing principles. He attended The Golf Academy of the Carolinas in South Carolina where he obtained a degree in Golf Course Management. After finishing school Mike went to work at Milwaukee Country Club where he got the rare opportunity to work side by side with Manuel de la Torre himself, and study in depth the true cause and effects of the golf swing. After spending the summers in Wisconsin as a young assistant golf professional Mike would head south to Arizona teaching for golf schools such as John Jacobs and the Victory Golf Academy. Mike then moved on to Cedar Creek Country Club in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He obtained his PGA Membership and was nominated for Assistant Professional of the Year by his peers in the PGA Wisconsin Section for his work as a Teaching Professional and NCAA Men’s Golf Coach for Winona State University. Mike has always wanted to be the expert of his profession, so after four years of coaching and teaching in LaCrosse he headed south to Houston, Texas where he joined The Matt Swanson School of Golf as Director of Instruction at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. Matt Swanson’s School of Golf is a Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter, and gave him the ability to work with state-of-the-art-technology such as Trackman launch monitors and the Robo Golf Pro. In the spring of 2015 Mike was recognized by the David Toms’ 265 Academy as a “young and upcoming instructor.” He then accepted the role of Director of Instruction at Northridge Country Club in Texarkana, TX. Mike is excited to get involved in the Texarkana community and grow the game of golf. Mike has coached several great players such as 2012 Wisconsin State Amateur Champion Brady Strangstalien and 2015 STPGA Junior Golf Points Leader Max Martinez. As much as Mike takes pride in developing career players he also enjoys working with the beginners and high handicap golfers. Mike believes in teaching the game to see people improve their golf; if people play better golf they will have more fun and play more often. Please come see Mike Abraham at Northridge Country Club and get to work on your game.
Along with Mike Northridge Country Club has installed a brand new state of art teaching and learning center. The Northridge Golf Performance and Learning center offers all the very latest in modern day swing analysis with high speed video cameras and swing catalyst teaching software, all integrated with the Trackman Doppler Radar Launch Monitor. Northridge would like to see you take advantage of this brand new addition to the club and see for yourself the benefits of video for your golf swing.
Mike states that if you don’t feel he has helped you develop a better swing allowing you to cut strokes from your average score, he will refund your money with no questions ask. Not only will The Northridge Golf Performance and Learning Center improve your golf swing but Mike Abraham will be using his past experience as a club fitter to revolutionize your golf game with all the latest in Golf equipment. NCC and TCC membership will have access to all the major club brands. Taylormade, Titleist, Callaway and Mizuno. Now is your chance to get custom fit golf clubs just like a tour pro! If you have clubs that are more than 3 years old Mike can prove to you that todays equipment produces higher, longer and straighter ball flight. Northridge country club will have the best teaching and club fitting facility within 60 miles of Texarkana!
On a personal note, I spent some time observing Mike as he worked with my wife Debbie. By watching I gained a valuable understanding in what his unit was all about. It was quite amazing how Debbie improved with just one lesson. He used a combination of camera angles, radar that tracks the ball and the angle of the club head, and the numbers that were created by the devices. His suggestions were implemented in her next 18 holes and the results were remarkable. He brought to her attention several small corrections that would allow her improve her accuracy and distance. Anytime you can shave strokes off your score is a good thing. I highly recommend Mike Abraham for your next lesson and consider him a competitive instructor.