Golf Coaches Bios

Mark Hirschey

Mark Hirschey

Director of Instruction & Class A PGA Member

Mark is a Class A PGA Professional elected to membership in 1988 by the Professional Golfers Association of America. He is still recertified each certification period by the PGA, by attending continuing education classes, by the PGA. He served as an apprentice at Summit Chase Country Club, later a Head Professional at Metropolitan Golf and Tennis Club and Cross Creek Golf Club for ten years. In 1998 he came to Saddlebrook Resort, became a certified Arnold Palmer Instructor teaching juniors and Adult classes, working for the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy. In 2004 he was appointed the Director of the Saddlebrook Prep Junior Golf program. He has developed numerous nationally ranked players, in 2003 his student Martin Ureta was the number two ranked junior player in the country by Golfweek, he graduated from the University North Carolina, and now plays on the Nationwide Tour. Mark has had many players go on and play at the Division 1 level and obtain scholarships He also worked three years under the Bannlynch Teaching program as a Master Instructor, run by the coaching team of Steve Bann and Dale Lynch. Mark has well over 20 thousand hours of golf instruction, at all levels from beginner to the advanced player.

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Mike Tali

Mike Tali

Certified Instructor

Michael has been a golf professional since 1988 and has been employed at Saddlebrook Resort since 1990. He was a certified Arnold Palmer Instructor at the World Headquarters for eighteen years    and three years as a Master Instructor with Bann Lynch Golf.  Mike started his teaching career at the age of twenty when he became a professional ski instructor in southeast Michigan. Mike was born in Flint Michigan and grew up in the Detroit area where after playing in junior high and four years in high school, he attended Northwood University. Mike started playing competitive golf at the age of twelve and still is very competitive today, finishing runner up in his playing ability test for the P.G.A. while spending over ten years in the organization. In addition to providing adult instruction at Saddlebrook Golf Academy, Mike has coached multiple district and regional champions in both the boys and girls divisions, along with nationally ranked juniors who have made the top 10 in the AJGA rankings, along with multiple collegiate players. Mike is very proud to have instructed and coached students who have choose to become golf professionals in their own right, with some that have gone on to play at a tour level. Mike really enjoys teaching golfers of all skill levels and has over twenty five thousand hours of golf instruction from the beginner to the professional golfer.

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Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher

Certified Instructor

Doug has been intricately involved with the Saddlebrook Resort for the past five years. Doug currently coaches students in our full-time golf academy as well as the summer camp and adult golf programs. Doug helps all of his players set and reach their goals and objectives. In 2016, Doug completed the Saddlebrook Coaching Certification Program. Doug is an apprentice and enrolled in the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) PGM program. Doug is an outstanding member of the North Florida PGA Section.
 
Doug is a native of Ohio where he played competitive golf for several years. As a freshman he qualified for Ohio State High School State Championship. Doug took a break from his golfing passion to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy for seven years. Doug routinely participates in golf tournaments in the Tampa Bay area. Doug currently coaches both junior and adult players at all levels.

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Jan-Michael Norman

Jan-Michael Norman

Certified Instructor

Jan-Michael started playing golf at the age of 5 and grew up in Panama City, Panama. He was an accomplished junior player, playing several tournaments representing Panama and helping his team  win several championships. After moving to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. He played several events in local mini tours as well as in the Latin America PGA tour. Jan-Michael is currently in the PGA program working toward his PGA Class "A" membership. Jan-Michael's passion to help others play golf better comes from his own experiences with golf instruction as a junior and professional player. He has attended numerous national and local PGA Teaching seminars in his continuous ambition to be the best and learned firsthand from PGA instructors. Jan-Michal  has coached players that have won tournaments at the Junior, College, and Amateur level. His patient demeanor coupled with his attention to detail and desire to help every student improve ensures a high level of instruction. Jan-Michael prides himself on the fact that he is always learning and continuously striving to become a better instructor.


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Stephen Bosdosh

Stephen Bosdosh

Certified Instructor

Stephen Bosdosh is 27 years old from Clarksburg Maryland. He spent one year at Montgomery College where he earned First Team All American Honors. He then transferred to University of Maryland where he competed for three years in the ACC and graduated with academic honors from the Smith School of Business. Following college golf Stephen began working as the Head Golf Professional at Four Streams in Poolesville Maryland. While working there he found his love for instruction and devoted himself to teaching fulltime. He has spent three years teaching under and learning from Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Steve Bosdosh at the Bosdosh Golf Academy. Stephen has continued to compete and keep his own golf game sharp by competing in various tournaments throughout the year. Stephen has a love for the game and a passion for turning talent and hard work into success.

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