Mike us an excellent instructor. His instruction is easy to follow and effective. As a first time golfer I really appreciate his patience. It is a true pleasure to work with Mike!
Mike is a great golfer, teacher and person, all of which makes him a great pro. He makes the learning experience enjoyable.
Took my first lesson with Mr. Simmons. Thoroughly enjoyable! Mr. Simmons is very patient and knows how to teach all the practical elements of golf, highly recommended!
I highly recommend Mike Golf. I've known Mike personally for over 10 years and watched him and his team nurture many kids to become focused, outstanding young men and women. He's not just an awesome golfer, pro and teacher. He is a great mentor for young and old (like me!), who teaches all to live with compassion and respect for each other!
Mike Simmons is an amazing golf pro and shaved ten strokes off of my game after only a handful of lessons. I have played golf for ten years and was unable to consistently break 90 until I began working with Mike. He was able to see and explain issues with my swing unlike any other golf pro through targeted video, video analysis of my swing, and personalized instructions. If you are looking for results, Mike is your guy.
Mike Simmons Golf School was founded in 2004 by Mike Simmons, himself a British-trained Attorney-at-Law, who learned golf in his native Caribbean island of Barbados, where he was coached by legendary British Professional, the late John Jacobs, who for many years was the visiting teaching professional at Sandy Lane Golf Course where Mike was a member. He represented Barbados for many years in the Annual Caribbean Golf Championships, both as player and team captain. In the summer of 1981 in Baden Baden, Germany, he won the International Olympic Association Amateur Golf tournament
Mike was an outstanding athlete, representing his country in soccer, athletics and golf. On his retirement from active competition, his interest shifted to sports administration and in 1962 with the late Louis Lynch he co-founded The Barbados Olympic Association and was elected its first Secretary General. In 1969 he was elected President of the Association, in which capacity he served for twelve years. He was Chef-de-Mission to the Barbados Olympic Teams to the Olympic Games in Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 and Seoul 1988.
At the 33rd Congress of the Pan American Sports Organization held in Mexico City in 1975 Mike became the first black man to be elected a member and treasurer of the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Sports Organization and at the 57th Congress of the Pan American Sports Organization held in Lima, Peru on July 25th 2019 Mike was honored by Pan Am Sports President and the Executive Committee to the Organization ‘for his invaluable contribution to the Pan American Sports Organization as Treasurer and Executive Committee Member’. He attended every Pan American Games as a team member or Games Official from 1963 in Sao Paulo, Brazil until 1991 in Havana, Cuba.
In 2003, on the 35th anniversary of the XIX Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mike was honored by the Barbados Olympic Association ‘for his contribution to the Olympic Movement as a member of the lst Barbados Olympic Team in 1968’ and in 2018, on the 50th anniversary of the XlX Olympic Games, he was again honored by the Barbados Olympic Association ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the evolution and history of the Barbados Olympic Movement’.
Mike was President of both the Barbados Golf Association and the Caribbean Golf Association and in 1994 and 2006 was honored by the Caribbean Golf Association ‘for his contribution to golf in the Caribbean and the development of the Amateur Golf Championships’.
Mike commenced his professional career in golf in 1993 at the Charlie DeLucca’s Golf School as an apprentice to the late PGA Class A professional, Charlie Pifer. On completing his apprenticeship in 1995 he joined the professional teaching staff of Melreese Country Club but when the golf course closed in 1996 for renovations, he was appointed Assistant to PGA Professional, John Norton at Miami Country Club and later in the same year he became the Assistant to PGA Professional, Scott Jones, at Kendale Lakes Golf Club, which was purchased by the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club where in 2000 Mike was appointed Head Teaching Professional. In 2015 he returned to the Professional staff of Melreese Country Club where his golf school is located
In 2016 Mike founded the Miami VA Disabled Veterans Golf Team to whom he volunteers and dedicates his time weekly and on October 3rd,2018 they presented him with a Plaque of Appreciation which read “In appreciation for spending your free time with us, teaching, inspiring, encouraging and challenging us in improving our abilities as avid golfers”. On November 4th,2019 he captained the team which won the Inaugural PGA Hope Match against the Boca Raton Disabled Veterans played at Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton.
In 2010 and 2011 he was given Honorable Mention on the occasion of the USKids Golf Top Fifty Kids Annual National Teachers Awards.
Mike is also a certified First Tee Level II coach.