Michael Hebron is a long time PGA professional, and one of the most influential instructors in the game of golf. 

In this episode we discuss learning, athletic performance, mindset, and golf instruction. 

  • 0:04:20 “Better doesn’t exist”: Michael’s unique approach to learning and progress
  • 0:16:02 Be PLAY-ful: Cultivating the growth mindset to make significant improvement
  • 0:20:59 Training the tool: Understanding the rules of the golf club
  • 0:26:20 Mind the GAP: Eliminating expectations to improve performance
  • 0:39:50 Michael’s evaluation of modern golf instruction (plus tips!)
  • 0:51:13 The power of learning, memory, and applying
  • 0:57:40 Michael’s advice on how to enjoy your time on the golf course

MICHAEL HEBRON FULL BIO

Decades ago Michael Hebron played a key role in orchestrating the first PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit, bringing together over 700 instructors from 14 countries to share ideas on teaching methods. Following that event, Michael gained the nickname of “the teacher’s teacher.”

Through his dedication Michael earned the honored status of becoming the 23rd PGA of America Master Professional. His book, See and Feel the Inside Move the Outside, was the first golf instruction book accepted as a PGA thesis.

Michael has appeared on The Charley Rose Show, Today Show, The Golf Channel and numerous local cable shows. Golf Magazine and Golf Digest have consistently named Hebron as a member (since their first listings) of America’s Top 50 Instructors.

NATIONAL AWARDS

  • PGA Hall of Fame 2013
  • World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame 2019 
  • Presently top 28 teacher as ranked by GOLF DIGEST in 2013
  • Sam Snead Award – Met PGA 2010
  • Golf Magazine Top 50 Instructors List 1991–present
  • PGA of America Teacher of the Year 1991
  • National PGA Horton Smith Trophy Recipient 1990
  • Top 15 Golf Digest’s Teacher’s Choice List 1998–present (elected by peers)
  • Lindy Award (Junior Golf) 1973

INTERNATIONAL HONORS

  • Created and Coordinated:
    • 1990 — 1st European PGA Teaching Conference
    • 1989 — 1st Canadian PGA Teaching Conference
    • 1988 — 1st PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit
  • Consulting Instructor — Swiss PGA, French PGA, Italian PGA,
  • Swedish PGA, Finland PGA

MET PGA DIVISION AWARDS

  • MET PGA Horton Smith Award 1990, 1989, 1981
  • MET PGA Professional of the Year 1982
  • MET PGA Teacher of the Year 1991, 1987
  • MET PGA Honor Roll 1973

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Learning and the Brain Society (LBS)
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
  • Association for Scholastic Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Phi Delta Kappa International Education Association (PDKIEA)
  • High School Coaches Association (HSCA)
  • Professional Golf Association of America (PGA)
  • United States Golf Association (USGA)

AUTHOR

  • Learning With the Brain In Mind 
  • Golf Swing Secrets…and Lies: Six Timeless Lessons (book)
  • Blueprints for Building Your Golf Swing video (rated 4 stars of 5-star excellence by Golf Magazine)
  • Blueprints for Parents & Children Learning Golf (DVD)
  • See and Feel the Inside Move the Outside (book)
  • The Art and Zen of Learning Golf (book)
  • Building and Improving Golf Mind, Golf Body Golf Swing (book and video)
  • NGF’s Instructor’s Guide and Coach’s Guide
  • Contributor to PGA Teaching Manual, PGA Tournament Manual, and First Swing publications

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