Mark has made his way to Naples, Florida!!  He is a full time 

Assistant Professional and Teaching Professional at the

prestigious TPC Treviso Bay Golf Club under Head

Professional Ben DeArmond.  He loves working all

aspects of the golf business and in high demand as an

instructor.  

Mark is proud of his 6 year tenure as a PGA Assistant Professional

at Highland Meadows Golf Club.  He built a small junior program into the program it has today.  Three PGA Junior Golf Teams, doubled the size of the Friday Clinics, and introduced SNAG for beginning golfers.

Highland Meadows is host to the LPGA Marathon Classic.  

Mark was the Head Boys Golf Coach at Bedford High School for 25 years.  He  started and coached the BHS Ladies Golf team for 15 seasons.  The girls team have reached the STATE Finals seven years in a row and has won numerous Monroe County Championships.  Mark also coached the Boys Golf Team.  In the fall of 2006, the Boys Golf Team reached the STATE Finals for the first time in 20 years and ranked 11th in the State of Michigan!!!  The team has reached the State Finals three more years and their best finish in 2010 placing 4th in the state and produced the Individual MHSAA State Champion 2009, Nate Gonring.  Mark was inducted to the MIGCA Golf Coaches Hall of Fame on March 8, 2015.

 

Mark’s teaching style is simple and complete with analogies that the student can relate to.  He strives on building lasting relationships with all of his clients that leads to great results;  one on one instruction, high speed video analysis and the use of training aids enhances the learning experience.  You can watch Mark on WNWO NBC TODAY every Thursday morning as he gives golf tips during the “Tee Time Thursday” segments.

 

Mark is a Class A Member of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) South Florida Section, an active member of MIGCA (Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association), Inducted to the Michigan High School Golf Coaches Hall of Fame 2014, USGA (United States Golf Association) and a US Kids Golf Certified Instructor.   He has been teaching golf for over 25 years professionally at The Claire Batista Golf Academy, Monroe Golf & Country Club, Highland Meadows Golf Club and TPC Treviso Bay Naples, Florida.

 

Mark is married to Suzanne, who is a retired professor of Theatre & Dance at Adrian College and also directs/choreographs for the High School plays & musicals.   Children; Chelsea a Sales Representative at Bartz Viviano and Kyle an independent graphic artist.  Mark and Sue are enjoying life in Bonita Springs, Florida!!

AboutMark

Name

Mark Smith

Age

58

Birthday

February 4

Hometown

Bonita Springs, Florida

Occupation

Assistant PGA Professional at TPC Treviso Bay, Naples, FLorida

PGA Professional Golf Instructor

Former Teacher at Bedford High School (32 years)

Former Head Golf Coach for Bedford Boys & Girls Golf Teams (25 years)

Former Assistant Professional at Monroe Golf and Country Club

Former Assistant PGA Professional at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio (6 years)

 

MY FAVORITES

TV Shows

Survivor

Project Runway

Million Dollar Listing NYC                                 

The Big Break                      

Golf Channel

Books

Stillness is the Key, Ryan Holiday

A Good Walk Spoiled, John Feinstein

A Life Well Played, Arnold Palmer

Little Red Book, Harvey Penick

The Legend of Bagger Vance, Stephen Pressfield    

7 Days at the Links of Utopia, David Cook                  The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle                                    

Failing Forward, John Maxwell

Activities

Golf                                

Music                              

Theatre                           

Sports

Movies 

The Legend of Bagger Vance

7 Days at the Links of Utopia​

Truman

Shawshank Redemtion

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius

“61”

Rudy

Radio

The Rookie

Miracle

August Rush

Coach Carter

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