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Accomplished coach, club fitter Mike Schy joins Golf Channel Academy network of instructors

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2019) – Mike Schy, long-time coach to five-time PGA TOUR winner and former U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau, was recently named a lead coach for GOLF Channel Academy.

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Mike Schy

Schy joins a group of the most distinguished and influential coaches and facilities in the game today, all operating with the active support of GOLF Channel, the game’s leading global multimedia and golf entertainment source. With 88 locations canvassing 30 states, Canada and one European country, GOLF Channel Academy is among the most expansive golf instruction networks in the world today.

“I am excited to join a network of the best instructors in the game and be associated with the GOLF Channel brand,” said Schy, owner of the Mike Schy Golf Performance Institute at Dragonfly Golf Club in the Fresno suburb of Madera, Calif. “Our facility is unlike any other in the world. We have technology and training aids that accommodate all learning styles and the environment I’ve created is one that promotes independence when it comes to the player’s game and individual journey. I want our students to own their motion and what they do.”

A PGA Professional with more than 30 years of teaching experience, Schy specializes in the coaching and development of collegiate and junior golfers, and has taught thousands of students from beginners to professionals. In addition to DeChambeau, one of only five players to win both the NCAA Individual Championship and the U.S. Amateur Championship in the same year (2015), his most notable students include PGA TOUR Champions player Bill Glasson, three-time LPGA Tour winner Beatriz Recari and 2018 California Women's Amateur Champion Ty Akabane.

An accomplished amateur player, Schy was one of the top junior golfers in Northern California, capturing Medalist honors in U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying in 1978. A year later, he joined Fresno State University’s men’s golf team and helped the Bulldogs to four top-20 national rankings.

A member of the FlightScope Advisory Board and 2006 Northern California PGA Fitter of the Year, Schy is heavily sought after for his club-fitting knowledge and innovative ways of getting the most out of today’s cutting-edge technology. He was a keynote speaker and presenter at the 2012 World Golf Conference in Barcelona, Spain, and was influential in DeChambeau making the switch to larger grips and a single-length set of irons.

For more information about the Mike Schy Golf Performance Institute or to book a lesson, visit www.mikeschy.com or call 559-517-0067.

For more about GOLF Channel Academy and to find a coach near you, go to www.GolfChannelAcademy.com.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S GOLF DIVISION
NBC Sports Group’s GOLF division delivers multimedia golf content, technology and services. Anchored by GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – GOLF content is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries around the world. GOLF features more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, NCAA, THE PLAYERS, The Open, Olympics, Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage from the world of golf via GOLF Digital, fans can access 24/7 live streaming through the NBC Sports App, as well as complementary coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. In addition to these all-encompassing media platforms, NBC Sports connects the world to golf through a wide array of technology and lifestyle services, including: GOLFNOW, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform; GOLF Business Solutions, solving business needs through leading technology, marketing and services; GOLFPASS, an all-in-one digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer’s lifestyle; Revolution GOLF, the world’s largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf, offering best-in-class video instruction and game improvement products; GOLF Advisor, the ultimate digital destination for the traveling golfer, featuring the largest number of user-generated golf course ratings and reviews in the industry; GOLF Channel Academy, a North American network of instructional facilities; and GOLF Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour. GOLF’s global reach originates from its world headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and extends to its international office in Belfast, Northern Ireland; regional offices across North America, Europe and Australia; and also includes collaborations with Sky Sports and serving as the Official Media Partner of St Andrews Links.

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