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PGA of Canada Ontario

'Teacher of the Year'

National Post Top 50 Teacher's in Canada

PGA of Canada


'Teacher of the Year'


Michael has over 30 years of teaching experience, providing golf lessons in Oakville, Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area at Vic Hadfield Golf & Learning Centre, previously at Glen Abbey (2012-2020), one of Canada’s most famous golf courses and host to 30 Canadian Open Championships.


A Class A Member of the Canadian PGA for over 25 years with career highlights including:


  • National Posts Top 50 Instructors in Canada

  • PGA of Canada Ontario Teacher of the Year

  • PGA of Canada Toronto Region Teacher of the Year 


In addition to providing golf lessons, Michael has also aligned his instructional talents on a corporate-level offering:


The ONLY Swing Analysis Service on the market for your golf tournament.​


Before Glen Abbey, Michael was based at Lionhead Golf & Country Club from 2008-2011, privately operating his academy and overseeing junior camps, leagues, ladies’ clinics, golf schools, and private and group lessons. 


From 1999-2008 he acted as the Executive Director of Golf for the Academies at Golf Town, assembling a team of over 40 Canadian PGA Professionals for 35 stores across Canada. Responsible for developing the company’s teaching philosophy. In what became a multi-million dollar Academy operation. Recruiting, training and managing all Canadian PGA instructors Nationwide. Travelling the world researching state-of-the-art simulators, launch monitors and teaching software and at the same time, integrating a club fitting certification program for all staff throughout Canada, forging Golf Town as the go-to destination for golf instruction and receiving an expert club fitting experience! 


Having apprenticed at The Board of Trade Golf & Country Club, he entered the golf business at sixteen and started a full-time teaching career ten years later at Lionhead in 1995 and then at Glen Abbey in 1997. Premiere facilities laid the foundation for establishing his teaching philosophy while working with some of Canada’s most accomplished NCAA players—very talented athletes who went on to play the Canadian and Nationwide Tours and several PGA Tour events. 


As a dad, he mentored his son Damon—a member of 13 CJGA Team Canada’s & 3 U.S World Cup International squads. One of the youngest competitors at 14 to qualify for the Canadian Amateur, accumulating numerous tournament victories, a low score of 65 and 3 hole-in-ones. 


Michael’s teaching philosophy, communication skills, and golf swing expertise have made him one of Canada’s most sought-after teaching professionals. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, Michael will tailor a program to suit your needs using V-1 video. The number #1 video teaching software on the market and respected by coaches, instructors, athletes and students, taking the learning experience to new heights with a systematic, easy-to-understand approach!


If you are serious about improving your golf game or getting started, this will be the best decision to help you in this journey!

Michael Crane, CPGA

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