* Covid: Coach Mike continues to teach during this pandemic, but certain protocol are maintained such as remaining 6 feet away and a student's choice of wearing a mask.
Mike Vechery, Senior Golf Pro, PGA Associate, and owner of Mike V Golf, is one of golf's most sought after golf professionals. He has transformed the golf games of countless students due to his masterful golf training, keen eye, unconventional techniques, and mentorship. Nearly everyday, Mike receives calls and texts from students who are breaking 100, 90, 80, or 70 for the 1st time or golfing their best scores ever- click on the Photos and Awesome Texts tab. If you are serious about changing your game so that you play better golf than you ever imagined, you have a supreme opportunity with Mike as your golf coach, mentor, and guide.
Here is some key info about lessons with Coach Mike:
1. Coach Mike provides individual private and group lessons to men, women, and children of all playing abilities at the Oak Marr Golf Course in Oakton, Virginia. He also gives outstanding playing lessons.
2. Every student receives spectacular videos that hone in on a student's swing and short game issues so the student may better understand problems so that improvement may commence and games can transform. The videos may include ultra slow motion, tips for better technique and rhythm, before/after videos and photos, demonstrations by Mike, and summaries of their lessons. 5-15 videos for 1 hour private instruction and 15-40 videos for a playing lesson.
3. A 10-30 shot improvement by a student with lessons and practice is not out of the ordinary with Mike and his one-of-a-kind teaching.
4. Coach Mike concentrates on all aspects of golf to help lower the golf scores of his students- Driver, fairway woods, irons, pitching, bunker play, chipping, putting, and course management.
5. With Mike's masterful lessons, you will increase your knowledge of golf, become a better player, and grow your enthusiasm for the great game of golf.
6. Get an even greater feel for Coach Mike's lessons by clicking on the Instagram logo on the left side of this page. Instagram.com/mike_v_golf. Coach Mike's students are sent clips and swings through Instagram that relate to their games and aid in their overall golf education.
7. Coach Mike will determine what you need to improve your game, strategize a practice regimen, and put you on a path to shooting your best score and hitting shots you have never hit before.
8. Call or text Coach Mike at 301.642.4430 or go to the Contact page to set up lessons and play your best golf.
The following are students who made a meteoric rise under Coach Mike's watchful eye:
Bernerd: An energy executive, Bernerd was scoring in the 115 area in May 2019. After 13 months of lessons with Mike, Bernerd broke 80 by shooting a 79 in June 2020 at Lodestone CC in western Maryland. See scorecard in 'Photos and Awesome Texts' page.
Will: A career military man, Will first visited Mike in December 2019 as a mid to high 90s player. After 5 private lessons and a playing lesson, Will shot 78 at Stonewall GC in September 2020. He now shoots in the low 80s and is headed to the 70s. See texts in 'Photos and Awesome Texts' page.
Ramsay G: Came for his 1st lesson on June 28 2020 having never broken 100. After 6 lessons, he had improved his lowest score to 88- a 14 shot improvement. Mike helped Ramsay cure his slice and he can now draw his driver. He is headed to the 70s. See the following Instagram video...
Pete R, Max S, Will O, Henry B, Louis M, and Tim B: All these students started taking lessons in May 2020 during the heart of the pandemic. They were all shooting 120 or north of that. 5-7 lessons later, they all broke 100 and continue to improve their games. An improvement of 20 plus shots.
John: A 25 year old IT professional from Arlington, Virginia, John visited Mike in July 2018 as a self professed 105-110 player. After 12 lessons and a playing lesson with Mike over the next 12 months, John shot 85 twice in July 2019 and broke 40 three times in August 2019.
Tyler: A 15 year old high school sophomore, Tyler first came to Mike after breaking his back and attempting to transition from soccer to golf in April 2016. He was shooting in the mid 50s for 9 holes. After 3 months, he was shooting in the low 40s and made his golf team that fall of 2016. One year later in September 2017, Tyler shot 78 in the District Championships for Lake Braddock HS. Mike helped Tyler reduce his 35 handicap to a 5 handicap over an 18 month period. He also made his 1st hole in one.
Dylan: A 25 year old basketball coach, Dylan came to Mike in October 2018 as a 35 handicap. After 32 lessons over 5 months, Dylan dropped to a 4 handicap. He shot a 72 at Lansdowne after teaching him just 4 months. Dylan called Mike 'The Best in the Business'. See Instagram post below.
Lauren: Mike's daughter Lauren started swinging plastic clubs at 3 years old. At 8, Lauren shot a 6 under 30 to win the US Kids Tour Championship in 2014 and established the lowest score in the United States for 8-9 year olds since Lexi Thompson in the early 2000s. She won the Algonkian Women's Club Championship at 9 years old shooting an 84 from the red tees (5500 yards) while playing 18 holes for the first time ever and won it again 2 years later as an 11 year old thus winning it twice in her 2 appearances. In the spring of 2018 at 12 years old, she broke par shooting a 71 at Brambleton GC in her 20th round of 18 holes to win the US Kids Nova Tour Championship (see YouTube video below). In July 2018 at 12 years old and the youngest in the field by 3 years, Lauren shot 77-75 in the 2018 Virginia Amateur (Farmington CC) qualifier for a T6 tying Amanda Hollandsworth, Virginia Tech's best player who would finish 5th in the NCAAs in May 2019. Lauren won 38 of the 53 golf tournaments she entered while playing and practicing on a very limited schedule.
Ben: Mike's student Ben had never shot better than a 95. After 5 lessons with Mike, Ben shot an 86 at 1757 Club in August 2018- a 9 shot improvement. See the following Instagram video...
*** See the countless texts from students on the Photos and Awesome Texts page and the scores of testimonials from his students.
Mike will show you his secrets that he taught Bernerd, Will, Ramsay, John, Tyler, Dylan, Lauren, and Ben. Get started today. Better golf than you ever imagined is near.
Watch the Spectacular Results above from one of Mike's Students. Oak Marr- Feb 26, 2018
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Oak Marr GC
Oakton, VA 22124
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Coach Mike's 12 Year Old Daughter Lauren Breaks Par from the Red Tees for the First Time Doing So During a Tournament Round In Just Her 20th 18 Hole Round!
5 Star Testimonials From Mike's Students
***CHECK OUT THE TEXTS MIKE RECEIVES FROM HIS STUDENTS ON ALMOST A DAILY BASIS ON THE 'PHOTOS and AWESOME TEXTS' LINK PAGE
"Mike is a fantastic coach. I feel like I just took a great first step to my goals."
"Thanks for everything Mike. You're a helleva instructor."
"You're a great coach. You can quote me on that."
"Mike V is a tremendous teacher of the game. Mike has brought me from a 101 to a 78 in a matter of 5 months. Mike has an incredible ability to get a player rapidly better within sessions. My goal is to make it to the PGA Tour, and I know Mike V can help me get there. I would highly recommend Mike to any golf player!"
"My first lesson with Coach Mike went very well. He started me out with putting then chipping and finished with the full swing. I can't wait to practice and play my next round. If you are looking for a golf coach, give Mike a call. You will not be disappointed."
"Thanks for a great lesson today. Everything is coming together and really enjoying the game again. Thanks again!"
"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."
"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 lieke I am taking away valuable information that can really transform my golf game. Can't wait until the next lesson!"
"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."
"I was very pleased with my initial lesson with Mike. 5 stars!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 (PB Dye GC)
"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."
"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
Mike's huge following is due to the spectacular swing improvement, lower scores, and new or heightened joy of the game by his students. Backed by classic and newer swing ideas and rhythm, Mike provides the drills, video, repetition, encouragement, and coaching to reach the student and make the necessary changes whether it be the long game or short game. 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 allow his students to win tournaments, pro ams, member guests, scrambles, and break 100/90/80/70.
Mike has helped pros, weekend players, women, and juniors throughout the DC Metro area. Whether your goal in golf is breaking 100, 90, 80, 70, 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.
MIKE V WILL CHANGE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF YOUR GAME
Mike's student, Ramsay, improves 14 shots in 6 lessons (September 2020).