The Meadows
4645 West Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: 616-331-1000
Fax: 616-331-1002

The Kendall Academy announces that Mike Sullivan will be their Director of Instruction at The Meadows for the 2012 season.

 "I like to teach the game from the green backwards, emphasizing the short game where most shots are taken and often wasted.  I am particularly impressed with The Meadows' practice facilities---its upgraded short game area, putting green, bunkers and its large range area.

I am ready and eager to get started"

Mike Sullivan, PGA; Director of Instruction for Kendall Academy at The Meadows

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   For information on Mike's impressive background please read on below:

Mike Sullivan is back in college but as a teacher, not a student, Sullivan, a PGA professional, is bringing a quarter-century of experience to The Meadows Golf Club at Grand Valley State University and its expansive teaching and practice facility.

Sullivan is on the staff of the distinguished Kendall Academy at The Meadows, Sullivan will offer expanded lessons and clinics for the novice, weekend and competitive player alike.

"As a teacher, I'm excited Kendall Academy again will partner with The Meadows and its outstanding facilities, " said Sullivan, a fine competitive golfer at various professional levels for the past 27 years.  "I like teaching and introducing people to the game, from the person who has the thrill of getting the ball into the air for the first time to the accomplished player.  The PGA's big push is growing the game and that really motivates me."

Originally from Fraser, Michigan, Sullivan attended and graduated from Ferris State University's Professional Golf Management Program with a bachelor's degree,  His first job was as an assistant to Dave Kendall at Cadillac Country Club.  Both moved on from there in notable fashion.  In 1996, Kendall founded his academy in Ypsilanti at Miles of Golf and along with a staff of professionals has now tutored thousands of students, many boasting junior, amateur and pro titles.  Recently, five Kendall Academy instructors were ranked in the "top 15 teacher in the state"  by Golf Digest.

Sullivan continued his career at North Shore Country Club in suburban Chicago under noted pro Bill Ogden who served the membership for 47 years.

After two years at North Shore, Sullivan was appointed head professional at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club, one of the top clubs in Iowa.

Michigan still was in Sullivan's blood however and he returned to serve 14 years as head professional at storied Gull Lake Country Club.   Teaming  up with teaching pro Mike Bender, Sullivan offered his members a series of 3-day golf schools that proved highly popular and effective.  Years later, Bender became the National PGA Teacher of the Year and is best known for working with past Masters champion and Tour standout Zach Johnson.

A past board member and Tournament Chairman of the Michigan PGA, Sullivan had a brief stop at Island Hills GC before rejoining Kendall Academy in 2012.

"Having someone of Mike's reputation and experience be a part of the Kendall Academy and The Meadows is an unbeatable combination" said Kendall, twice named Michigan's PGA's Teacher of the Year.  "His passion for teaching is a perfect fit for a university setting."

Sullivan teaches the whole game with particular emphasis on the part that often causes the most frustration and strokes--the short game.

"I like to teach the game from the green backwards, emphasizing the short game where most shots are taken and often wasted." Sullivan said.  "I'm particularly impressed with The Meadows' practice facilities--it's upgraded short game area, putting green, bunkers and its large range area.

"I'm ready and eager to get started," said Sullivan. 

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