Great instructor and money well spent!
There has not been a more recognized PGA professional than Mike Simmons here in South Florida for the past 10 years. I have known Mike for many more years than that and he is a character of high integrity and moral standing. He is the biggest non celebrity, celebrity in South Florida Golf. Having a man like him contribute to this great game can only lead to a brighter future for South Florida golf.
Excellent instructor , great experience !!
Mike is a premier instructor that truly cares about his students. He is also a great mentor to young golfers.
Mike is one of a kind; he has lots of patience with kids. Mike is a lovable person with many years of experience teaching golf. He is been my kid’s instructor for the last 5 years.
Mike Simmons Golf School was founded in 2001.
Mike Simmons is a British-trained Attorney-at-Law, who learned golf in his native Caribbean island of Barbados, where he was coached by visiting legendary British Professional, the late John Jacobs. He represented Barbados for many years in the Annual Caribbean Golf Championships, both as player and team captain.
The Championships are annual amateur competitions held for the past sixty-five years by the Caribbean Golf Association (CGA) between the best golfers of the Caribbean countries from Santo Domingo in the North to Trinidad and Tobago in the South. Over the years, the Championships have produced several outstanding international players, the most distinguished of whom is current PGA player, Stephen Ames, of Trinidad and Tobago, who still holds the record for the lowest ever 18-hole score of 61 on Miami’s Doral Blue Monster established at the 2000 Doral Championships.
Mike was an outstanding athlete, representing his country in soccer, track and field and golf. On his retirement from active competition, his interest shifted to sports administration. In 1962 he was elected the first Secretary General of the Barbados Olympic Association and in 1969 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.
Mike also served for fifteen years as an executive member and Treasurer of the Pan American Games Organization (PASO), and attended every Pan American Games as a 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 as a member of the first ever Barbados Olympic Team to the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968 and for his contribution to the Olympic Movement.
Mike served for many years as 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 1992 as a PGA apprentice to the late PGA Class A professional, Charlie Pifer, at Melreese Golf & Country Club. On completing his apprenticeship in 1994, he joined the professional teaching staff of the Charlie DeLucca Golf School at Melreese until the golf course was closed in 1996 for renovations. He then joined the staff of PGA Professional, John Norton at Miami Country Club and later in the same year, he joined PGA Professional, Scott Jones, at Kendale Lakes Golf Club, which was purchased by the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club in 2000, where in the same year, he became the Teaching Professional after Jones resigned his post. Mike is currently a Teaching Professional at The Charlie DeLucca Golf School, Melreese Country Club.
Mike teaches with enthusiasm and displays a personal interest in all his students, regardless of level. Many of his students are currently on college scholarship and on varsity teams. His many years of experience both as player and teacher coupled with his love for the sport, make his clinics a great friendly learning experience as he teaches the sport as well as the rules of the game.
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.