Thank you for visiting the Mike V Golf website. I look forward to increasing your knowledge of golf, making you a better player, and growing your enthusiasm for this great game. I provide individual and group lessons to kids, women, and men of all playing abilities. Call or message me at 301.642.4430 or go to the Contact page to reach me.

                                                               Coach Mike

Testimonials From Mike's Students

"Mike has been outstanding. His easy way of explaining and demonstrating proper mechanics of the golf swing helps build confidence. We focused on wedges, pitching, and putting and he showed how to take stress out of my swing through pendulum motion of the club. He also helped with squaring the club, targeting areas prior to the golf shot, and follow through. I look forward to more lessons and significant improvements in my game."

Paul Allison

"I feel like I have already made an incredible improvement in my golf game after just 2 lessons. All thanks to you. I have a whole new perspective on approaching each shot and making it a target game. Having the ability to fly the ball low or high is a DEFINITE plus! So far I am really enjoying every lesson and feel like I am taking away valuable information that can really transform my golf game. Can't wait until the next lesson!"

Max Shapiro

"It's been a pleasure having lessons with Mike. 3 lessons in, I have seen noticeable differences in my swing and a better understanding of how to hit the ball. I am excited to see my progress 3 lessons from now."

Nick Scallion

"I was very pleased with my initial lesson with Mike. 5 stars!"

Michael Reed

"Mike was a great coach for someone who is just starting their golf game. Very patient and great techniques so you start off with good habits. Each swing, he makes sure to fix all parts and lists out the different pointers to go through when you approach. Definitely be taking a lesson with Mike again."

Adam Salkovitz

"Coach Mike is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable, and skilled. I was particularly impressed with his approach and patience as I am older and just getting started. I learned putting and pitching skills, how to read greens (slopes and conditions), and adjust my stroke for distance. He worked up to teaching my full golf swing with aspects such as eye, arms, and leg coordination and used unique tools such as a very short club and a long rod to help with specific motions. He even spent additional time on several lessons and encouraged me to email him frequently to follow up with my understanding of the lessons. I highly recommend Coach Mike and will be taking more lessons with him. He truly wants to give me the skills to be an excellent golfer."

Bob Xander

"Thanks to your lessons and guidance, I am doing well. I have played on the course a few times and have definitely improved. My swing is better and am able to tee off 200 yards. Still need to work on my irons. Thanks again for your excellent classes."

Joe Mehra

"Mike provided intermediate golf lessons using mainly irons focusing on proper stance and swing mechanics. Very good teaching style which has improved my swing noticeably."

Alessandro Sacilotti


Sorry for the delay in getting back on this.  Please see testimonial below.  It was good learning from you.  I have been playing a 9 hole round at least once a week over the past two months and loving every moment. My best wishes to you.  You were a great coach!
Best regards,
Rajesh Jha

"Mike is a passionate golf coach who gave 120% of his energy into our coaching sessions. The lessons definitely helped improve my swinging, chipping, and putting skills and helped me gain more confidence with the overall golf game. I would definitely recommend Mike to someone new to golf who wants to get started right so they can maintain their interest in this fun sport."

Rajesh Jha

"Mike is a great teacher. Mike personally talked with me about my game and worked longer with the classmates who seemed to need more work. He wanted me to focus on chipping and putting saying that my long irons and woods would benefit from the short game work. I have already signed up for my next golf lessons."

James Thompson

"Mike is a great instructor. He uses positive reinforcement but is also not afraid to call you on something if you aren't 'getting it'. I enjoyed his teaching method very much."

Ellen Galant

"Mike was excellent at accurately identifying my problems and making suggestions for improvement. He taught me the skills to really improve my game. His communication was outstanding and he rekindled my interest in golf."

Eric Li

"I have had the pleasure of learning a lot from Mike and have seen a big improvement in my game from his tips and tutelage."

Justin Keith- PGA Golf Pro (Potomac)

"Coach Mike's knowledge and approach to golf teaching is excellent. He has provided me with tips and awareness of my weaknesses so that I can improve my golf game."

Eric Liou

"I really appreciated all the 'Golf IQ' that Mike shared during our lessons. I find that there is all sorts of advice in books and on-line on swing mechanics, but Mike focused on how to play golf and to me that was more valuable. I have to admit that sometimes it was humbling to work through my weaknesses, but I feel like I made a lot of progress. I have a lot more to learn, but my outings with friends have become much more enjoyable."

Bob Cormier

"I have developed a greater bond for the game in part due to the infectious love of golf that Mike has shown to me."                                        

Marcus Bain- Publisher

Maryland State Golf Association Magazine


A USKG Golf Certified Instructor, Mike has developed a great following due to his swing ideas and improvement techniques. Influenced by the best ball strikers like Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, and Moe Norman, and the top teachers like Ernest Jones, Doug Edgar, Mike Austin, and Bob Toski, Mike tailors a plan for each player to maximize their potential in the long and short games so that scores are dramatically lowered. Mike uses unique drills and repetition to make a player practice as if they are on a golf course. The perennial golf quote "The longest walk in golf is from the driving range to the 1st tee" will become lost in translation as you advance with Mike. He focuses on chipping, pitching, and putting as much as the driver and irons.



After mastering the basic fundamentals of golf, Mike has his students:


1. Master the putting stroke

2. Learn how to read greens

3. Improve chipping technique

4. Master bunker play

5. Choose the right club & shot

6. Maximize driving distance

7. Reduce the # of thoughts

8. Discover the feel of their swing

9. Focus on ball flight and target

10. Learn to improve their score


Mike will teach how to achieve great rhythm and tempo while skyrocketing your overall golf IQ. Mike will also discuss his secrets to better golf and better scores that allowed his top student to win 11 VSGA and MAPGA tournament titles in 2015 and 22 events in the past 2 years. 


Mike has helped pros, weekend players, women, and juniors throughout the DC Metro area. Whether your goal in golf is breaking 100, 90, 80, improving a part of your game, or getting started, Mike will help you achieve your goal. As a multiple sport athlete, Mike understands how motion, power, touch, and consistency are utilized in sports movements. He will use your athleticism to teach you in ways that others may not have. Mike will review and assess your athleticism, talents, and abilities to help develop and evolve your personal swing and game. His focus on communication and trust develops a better understanding of the game and creates champions.