Michael Wagner, PGA
Yorba Linda Country Club – First Assistant
Credentials and Education
Certified PGA Professional PGA Class A Member
Certified USGTF Professional
Certified FlightScope Professional
Certified SwingCatalyst Level 2
K-Vest Level 2
The First Tee Assistant Coach
ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor
Velocity Sports Performance Coach
PGA President’s Council Member
Where are you from originally?
How long have you been at your current facility?
What is your favorite golf experience/memory?
I have many, and they are all associated with teaching the game. Some recent ones…”I am hitting the ball better than when I was 45” Joe 66, “I have never had a short game like this and have played for 52 years” Alan 73, “You have helped me find enjoyment in playing the game after being so frustrated for the last several years” Susan (NA).
What is your dream golf course to play?
Any course that my family is playing with me.
With out saying “grow the game”, why do you work in the golf industry?
Because it allows me to have many roles throughout a day. It makes me feel good when I help someone with the game, running an event, or selling them a great outfit all the same.
You are on an island with only one cd to listen to, what’s it going to be?
In one word, name the top quality you look for in an employee?
What is the best piece of teaching advice you have ever received?
Be great at the Fundamentals!!!
What is your fantasy foursome to play with?
Sneed, Palmer, my brother and me.
Why do you serve on our Metro Board and feel compelled to give back?
Simply stated, I am trying to be a better professional. Being on the Board is a means for a better understanding of what it takes to make important things happen in my chapter and all the way up to the National level in the PGA. I feel that by giving time as a Board Member it allows me to add value to the industry, my members and community.