After a thrilling and historic Open Championship at Royal Birkdale this past weekend, many new golf fans will flock to the Golf Channel looking for swing tips and helpful training techniques to sharpen their own game to Championship levels. Those tuning in will find a familiar face to many on the Treasure Coast, especially Harbour Ridge, providing those hints to millions of viewers. Mike Malizia, Director of Instruction at Harbour Ridge’s Golf Academy, and one of Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers in Your State”, scheduled to appear as a guest instructor on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive July 26th and 29th. The popular daily morning show will air from 7-9 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, and 7:00-9:30 a.m. EST on Saturday.
Malizia is one of the inaugural coaches in Golf Channel Academy (GCA), a dedicated network of teaching facilities. Malizia has been teaching golf for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the coaching ranks, he played professionally on the PGA Tour and Nike Tour as well as competed in the 2000 U.S. Open.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be on Morning Drive,” said Malizia, whose students include PGA Tour player Derek Fathauer and Web.com Tour players Hugo and Horacio Leon and Josh Hart. “It’s been a great experience to be a part of the Golf Channel Academy network of coaches and I look forward to sharing some of my best lessons and playing strategies with the viewers at home.”
As recently as 2015, Malizia’s academy at Harbour Ridge was voted one of GolfCourseHome® Network’s “Top 10 Best Communities for Great Golf Instruction.” Harbour Ridge members enjoy full access to renowned golf training and learning programs geared for beginners to Tour Professionals. Harbour Ridge’s Teaching Professionals use the most advanced equipment and analysis software available from TrackMan Golf to V1 Sports/Interactive Frontiers to evaluate each students’ swing and ensure proper club fitting.
Members of Harbour Ridge may arrange a wide variety of instructional opportunities with the Professional Teaching Staff such as: Private Lessons, Weekly Group Clinics, Full Swing Schools, Short Game Schools, On-course Playing Lessons, Game Evaluations, TPI Body Assessment, Mental Golf Profile Testing, Club Fittings, Educational Seminars.
Make sure to tune into the Golf Channel this week see this world-class instruction on display. For more information about Harbour Ridge and the Mike Malizia Golf Academy, please sign-up here for our Harbour Ridge Community brochure.