Mike Simmons Golf School was founded in 2004 by Mike Simmons, a former British-trained Attorney at Law, who learned golf in his homeland of Barbados under the tutelage of the legendary British Professional, the late John Jacobs who was at the time the visiting professional at Sandy Lane Golf Course.
Mike was a Barbados national soccer player from the age of 17 and as one accustomed to performing at the highest level dedicated himself to mastering the fundamentals of the game. Within a few years his name was regularly at the top of tournament leader boards and was chosen to represent Barbados as an international amateur in the Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.
Mike excelled as an administrator as well as a player and served as the President of the Barbados Golf Association and of the Caribbean Golf Association. He was also co-founder and President of the Barbados Olympic Association. He retired from practicing law in 1993 and migrated to Florida where, in the same year, he enrolled in the Charlie DeLucca School of Golf. It was at Melreese Country Club that Mike began his professional teaching career in 1995 and has enjoyed teaching students of all ages and from every continent and region of the world. What gives Mike the most joy is receiving the news from one of his students, many of whom join him at the age of 6, that he/she received a full athletic scholarship to attend university.
Mike Simmons Golf School is also the learning center for the Miami-Dade VA Disabled Veterans Golf team which was founded by Mike in 2016, to whom he volunteers his coaching time, and who won the inaugural PGA HOPE (Help Our Patriots Everywhere) Golf Tournament at Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida on November 4th, 2019.
Teaching Clinics are offered at Melreese Country Club, 1802 NW 37 Ave, Miami 33125 on Monday through Thursday and on Saturday in all disciplines of the golf swing to juniors and adults, seniors at single and group rates. During clinics emphasis is placed on swing mechanics, fitness and exercise in order to:
(a) develop and equip juniors, mentally and physically, as they proceed to institutions of higher learning or enter the workplace, and
(b) assist and advance adults to a level of playing competence to allow them to participate in tournament play.
Golf clubs are made available at no cost on request to students who do not have clubs.
Mike Simmons Golf School conducts annual Junior Golf Summer Camps at Melreese Country Club.
Playing lessons are offered and golf tournaments may be scheduled on request.