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".
Highly respected throughout the international golf community, Michael consults on golf instruction to PGA America, Switzerland, Italy, France, Finland, Canada, Japan, Sweden, India, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Czech Republic, Spain, and Denmark. He has given instruction clinics at 30 PGA of America sections. 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 Master’s thesis. Since then, he has written hundreds of articles for leading golf magazines and authored 4 other books and 3 DVDs.
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.
Over the years, Hebron has worked with many successful golfers from the PGA and LPGA tours and several national champions in America and abroad PGA including three men's major winners. He has also worked with many successful high school and college golfers—but Michael’s pride is working with club golfers.
PGA Hall of Fame 2013
Presently top 28 teacher as ranked by GOLF DIGEST in 2013
Number 3 teacher in New York state 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
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
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)
• 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
• Instruction Editor—MET Golfer Magazine and Executive Golfer
• Articles written by and about Michael by leading golf publications: Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, PGA Magazine, MET Golfer, Executive Golfer, NY Times, USA Today.
• Aired on The Charley Rose Show, The Today Show, Good Morning Japan, The Golf Channel’s Academy Live show, first golf instructor to host an America Online Auditiorium Session.
President —Michael Hebron School for Golf TM Long Island and
Golf Learning, Inc.
Director — Smithtown Landing Country Club
Head Instructor — PGA Teaching Workshops
Head Instructor — PGA Academy of Golf
Board of Governors — MET PGA (8 years)
Vice President — MET PGA (5 years)
Member — National PGA of America Education Committee
Member — National PGA of America Teaching and the Growth
of the Game Committee in addition to several other PGA of America Committees
Member — Two National PGA Blue Ribbon Committees
Board of Directors — Long Island Golfer Magazine