Parkland Buddy Sports

Mike's Professional Experience


A Member of the PGA for 28 years & Teaching Golf for 30 Years

2014 "Teacher of the Year" South Florida Section

2014 "Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional"
2011 "Teacher of the Year" Southern Chapter- South Florida PGA 
U.S Kids Certified Instructor 2013-2016 

Coaches #1 Team Broward Team 4 consecutive years " The Parkland Gophers"

Coaches Parkland Buddy Sports for 3 consecutive years
Nominated South Florida Teacher of the Year Award 2013-2016
Nominated South Florida Player Development Award 2015-2016
Nominated South Florida Youth Player Development Award 2016
Nominated South Florida Bill Strausbaugh Award 2015                                                                               
Honorable Mention US Kids Top Golf Instructors 2009-2016

Currently Coaches Taylor Roberts 3 time "Player of the Year" South FL Junior Tour
Currently Coaches Julia Matzat  2 time State High School Team Champion & Memphis University Signee

Currently Coaches Sean Richards, age 12 5 time Player of the Year, GCJGf Foundation
Coached Steven LaMay 2012 Player of the Year Platinum Tour
Coached 2010 Florida Open Champion Ben Vertz
Coached 2006 Florida State Amateur Champion Jeff Dennis
Named to the PGA President’s Council on Growing the game, 2006-2008
From 2005 thru 2008 Mike has been nominated for the Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors in America
Voted Golf Magazine Top Instructor in region, 2005-2008
Lead instructor of the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools & ESPN Golf Schools featuring Jim Flick
and Hank Haney at the Boca Resort, 1996-2007
Congratulations Mike Richards voted # 1 Golf Instructor in Fort Lauderdale by Thumbtack.com
1st Team All-American  at Ohio Wesleyan University- Conference Freshman 2009

Mike and the Team spends time with the Parkland Buddy Sports Program. They meet every Saturday for  6 weeks.  If you would love to get involved with the Parkland Buddy Sports and volunteer, contact them for an amazing opportunity.   Parklandbuddysports.org

Academy Office: 954-345-4178

Mike richards Golf Academy 

at Parkland Golf & Country Club