Mike LaBauve

Director of LaBauve Golf at Westin Kierland Golf Club and Roaring Fork Golf Club

Mike was first introduced to advance teaching techniques by Jack Lumpkin in 1981 in Pinehurst, NC. He worked as Jack's assistant and became a Director for the Golf Digest schools. He also assisted Hank Haney with the Pinehurst Golf Advantage Schools. Jim Hardy brought Mike to the Phoenix area in 1984 where he became a prominent teacher and player. He was awarded the Player of the Year for the Southwest Section of the PGA and Teacher of the Year numerous times. Since then he has elevated his teaching, helping players at all competitive levels. He is a former college golfer from LSU in Baton Rouge and is driven to see students play better golf.

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Accolades

  • Class A Member of the PGA
  • Instructor for the Golf Digest Schools 1990-2002
  • Top 50 Instructor for Golf Digest Mag
  • Top 100 Instructor for Golf Magazine
  • Southwest Section Teacher of the Year
  • Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • Featured Speaker at National PGA Teaching & Coaching Summits
     

Coached numerous competitive players including:

  • Current Players on PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, PGA Seniors, and Futures Tours
  • Winner of 2011 Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour, Bryce Molder
  • Past PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: Keith Clearwater
  • Past PGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Howard Twitty
  • Past LPGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Chris Johnson
  • 2 Past USGA Women's Amateur Champions: Grace Park & Amanda Blumenhurst
  • Past NCAA Women's  Individual Champion: Amanda Blumenhurst 
Sandy LaBauve

Asst. Director of LaBauve Golf at Westin Kierland Golf Club and Roaring Fork Golf Club

Sandy has been teaching golf for almost 30 years. Her career has been influenced greatly by her family and Jim Hardy. She comes from a long line of golf professionals including father, Jack Lumpkin, husband Mike, brother Jay Lumpkin, daughter Lindy LaBauve and Brother in Law Eric Smith. In fact the National Golf Foundation named Sandy's family Golf Family of the Year in 2000. She played her college golf at the University of Georgia. Sandy has received numerous national teaching awards because she loves teaching players of all levels.

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Accolades

  • Class A Member of the PGA and LPGA
  • Instructor for Golf Digest Schools 1998-2002
  • Founder and National Ambassador for LPGA USGA Girls Golf
  • Top 100 Teachers in the World for Golf Magazine
  • Top 50 Female Instructors in the World by Golf Digest
  • Inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame 2010
  • For the Love of the Game Award presented by Rolex and the LPGA
  • Linda Vollstedt Award for National Contributions to Women's Golf
  • PGA Southwest Section Teacher of the Year
  • Card Walker Award from the PGA Tour
  • National Junior Golf Leader Award for the PGA
  • Western Section LPGA Co-Teacher of the Year
  • Author of Shave 10 Strokes in 12 Days and multiple articles for Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, & Golf for Women List icons
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