In 1970, he played the Canadian Tour and the Atlantic Provinces Tour with 3 top 10 finishes including 7th place in the Alberta Open and Low Professional in the Pro Am portion of the B.C. Open. Over the years, Michael has held the course records at: Meadowbrook Golf Club, Pines of Georgina, Deerhurst (Lakeside), Fort William Country Club and shot 7 under par 20 on the Meadowbrook par 27 course. He has recorded 5 holes-in-one and 3 double eagles and won 8 Low Pro honors in local Pro Am events; the most recent at Wolf Run Golf Club at age 65.
He is also a founder of the Golf Management Program taught at Humber College and was a professor in a similar program at Durham College and is a founder of the Junior Development Program of the GAO.
In 1988, he became the youngest person to earn the category of Master Professional (NOTE there are fewer than 100 Master Professionals in the combined history of the USPGA and the PGA of C) and in 1993 he won the Ontario Club Professional of Year Award. At that time he was the only PGA of C member ever to: acquire the category of Master Professional (without being grandfathered), hold the position of President and earn the Club Professional of the Year Award.
On the business side of golf, he was the President of a group called Professional Golfers of Ontario that imported golf equipment into Canada and was President of a company called Dynamic Golf that owned and operated a chain of 14 retail golf stores across Canada. Another of his interests is custom club making/fitting which lead to a consulting agreement with PING Manufacturing Company and development of methods currently used in making custom fitted clubs and becoming a Charter Member of the United States Professional Golf Club Repairmen’s Association.
Michael has enjoyed a very successful teaching career that has produced numerous Club Champions, Provincial Champions and top playing professionals. His career of teaching junior golfers has spanned 48 years. Retiring in 2012 as a Life Member of the PGA of C he now lives with his wife Diane, in Beaverton, Ontario.
President PGA of Ontario
Club Professional of the Year (Ontario)