Vice President & General Manager of Haggin Oaks
Vice President- Morton Golf Foundation
Born and raised in Marin County, sports has always been big part of his life. At an early age, his first love was soccer. Most weekends were spent traveling to soccer tournaments on the West Coast. He feels he learned the importance of teamwork and leadership from being a competitive soccer player.
At Terra Linda High School, Mike played four years of soccer and golf. His team was the league soccer champions all four years and he participated in the Nor Cal Championships two years and was first-team All-Northern-California as a senior.
When Mike wasn’t playing soccer, he was playing golf with his father. They enjoyed playing golf together whenever they could and Mike feels it was golf that taught him the importance of character and quality virtues.
In 1987, Mike chose to attend college at California State University of Sacramento. Playing soccer in the fall and golf in the spring was as good as it could get for Mike. However, Mike decided only to play golf during his Junior and Senior years because it because a year-round sport and the team played on some of the best courses on the West Coast. He graduated in 1992 with a BS in Business.
In 1990, Mike started working part-time at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex as a starter and when graduating from CSUS, he decided to try the golf business as his career. In 1992, he was promoted as an Assistant Golf Professional and started the PGA Apprentice Program. While learning to be an expert clubfitter, golf instructor and salesperson, he received his PGA Class A Membership in 1996. Next, Mike was named as only the third Head Golf Professional in the history of Haggin Oaks, and today is the Director of Golf.
In 2013, Mike introduced FootGolf to Haggin Oaks and Bing Maloney Golf Courses, the first courses in Northern California to offer the new sport. Mike has become an expert in golf course operations, including tournament operations, pro shop operations, range operations, retailing, club repair, club fitting, golf instruction, Some of Mike’s career highlights include:
- 2008 PGA of America Merchandiser of the Year Award recipient
- 2007 NCPGA Merchandiser of the Year Award recipient
- 2004 NCPGA Horton Smith Award recipient
- 1998-2008 Sacramento Golf Council Member
- 1998-2008 California State Fair Championship Tournament Director
Mike is married to his beautiful wife, Leslie, and has a son, Sean, and daughter, Leah. He also prides himself on having a balanced career and family life.