PGA of Canada Ontario
Teacher of the Year
National Post Top 50 Teacher's in Canada
PGA of Canada
Teacher of the Year
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About Michael Crane
Michael has over 30 years of teaching experience, providing golf lessons in Oakville, Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto Area. Before becoming the Director of Instruction at Vic Hadfield's Golf & Learning Centre, he was most recently at Glen Abbey (2012-2020), one of Canada’s most famous golf courses, host to 30 Canadian Open Championships.
Before Glen Abbey, Michael was based at Lionhead Golf & Country Club from 2008-2011, privately operating his academy and overseeing junior camps, ladies’ clinics, golf schools, leagues, and private and group lessons.
From 1999 to 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. Recruited, trained, and managed all Canadian PGA instructors nationwide and travelled the world researching state-of-the-art simulators, launch monitors, and teaching software while integrating a club fitting certification program for all staff. Forging Golf Town, at the time, as the go-to destination for golf instruction and to receive an expert club-fitting experience.
Having apprenticed at The Board of Trade Golf & Country Club, he entered the golf business at sixteen, started a full-time teaching career ten years later at Lionhead in 1995, and moved to Glen Abbey in 1997. Premiere facilities to establish a foundation for 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 13 CJGA Team Canada and 3 U.S. World Cup International squad member. 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.
Certifications and Credentials
A Class A Member of the Canadian PGA for over 25 years and a TEACHING SPECIALIST 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
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 teaching software on the market, respected by coaches, instructors, athletes, and students.
Suppose you are serious about improving your golf game or getting started. This will be the best decision to help you in this journey. Taking the learning experience to new heights with a systematic, easy-to-understand approach!