Mike Pickett, PGA
Director of Player Development
Mike is a Northeast Ohio native, having grown up in Stow and achieving a BS Degree in Sports Management from Kent State University. He has held progressive roles in the golf world, including positions with Beechmont Country Club, Cumberland Trail Golf Club (Columbus), StoneWater Golf Club, and most recently, as the Director of Player Development at Quail Hollow Country Club. While at Quail, Mike developed his expertise in Golf Instruction, Club-Fitting, Junior Golf, and Player Development Programming. Mike’s passion and leadership for Junior Golf extends even further as he leads the Regional PGA Jr. League All-Star Team and is the Head Varsity Golf Coach for Riverside High School. Mike’s educational and professional training has separated him within the golf industry from his peers. He has been a PGA Member for 19 years, along with achieving advanced level “Certified PGA Professional” status within the PGA of America under the focuses of “Teaching & Coaching” and “Golf Operations.” He recently achieved Level 1 TPI Certification, focusing on the body-swing connection throughout the golf swing. He is also certified in the “PGA.Coach ADM Model” which embodies the importance of age-appropriate Junior Golf development. One of Mike’s other passions within the game is the Rules of Golf. In January 2023, Mike achieved “Expert Certification” within the USGA, allowing him to serve as the Lead Rules Official for amateur, collegiate, and professional golf tournaments. Mike resides locally in Painesville with his two children (Ella, 17 & Griffin, 13) and his wife, Elizabeth. He and his entire family have a passion for promoting and living by the “Razz Way of Life,” a philosophy of celebrating life to its fullest that Mike has developed.