Mike Barnett, PGA
Director of Instruction
Mike has been Director of Instruction at Bear Creek since opening day in December of 2000. Mike is a life member of the PGA of America and charter member of the Montana Golf Hall of Fame having won 11 Montana state championships. While playing on the Arizona State Sun Devil golf team he won the Phoenix Men's Amateaur and was a member of the prestigious Goldwater Cup Team. He graduated from ASU and had several years of professional playing experience on the Asian and Australian Tours as well as the PGA Tour Qualifying School. Mike has taught around the U.S. with the world's largest and one of America's Top 25 golf schools, the John Jacob's Practical Golf Schools. John Jacob's helped shape his core teaching philosophy of diagnosis, explanation, and correction. The use of video analysis is an integral part of his teaching process as well. Mike teaches at Bear Creek from October through mid May. Mike can also be found teaching in his native Montana at The Ranch Club in Missoula from late May through September.