Mike Calbot is the owner/operator of The Mike Calbot International Golf Academy established in 1978.
Mike has been associated with and in the business of golf since the late 60’s. He has traveled extensively in golf and has been seen in over 50 countries around the world as a renowned Golf Trick Shot Artist, professional golf instructor, master clinician and public speaker.
In his travels, Mike has come into contact with nearly every type of golf operation conceivable which has allowed him to be one of the more knowledgeable individuals in the world in the business of golf and golf operations. He has successfully operated as an entrepreneur and independent contractor in the golf business since 1978. Prior to 1978, Mike was head professional for a private club for 6 years and assistant professional at several other country clubs earlier in his professional career in the late 60’s including the famed Marco Island C.C which was home to the late Gene Sarazen.
Mike has an instructional TV series entitled “The Golf Doctor” which has been seen on Wink-News a CBS affiliate for 34 years and is viewed by millions of people annually. In addition, Mike is the author of a golf instructional video “Learning Golf” (produced in 1987), published writer (Golf tips and Golf articles). Mike can be seen and heard weekly on the Radio/TV weekly show WhereToPlayGolf.com which he gives golf advice and tips to its listeners.
Mike Calbot as golf instructor, swing analyst and golf trick shot expert, travels the world giving performances, schools, clinics and corporate outings, which allow him continuous exposure. His Golf Studio boasted a healthy clientele in the thousands and has personally given over 85,000 lessons.
Old Corkscrew Golf Club a Jack Nicklaus Signature course located in Estero, Florida, is home to The Mike Calbot International Golf Academy.
Mike has had the opportunity to lecture thousands of professionals over the years on the art of effective communication and teaching philosophies. In 1980 he was a guest speaker at 19 PGA Sections for Practice House Golf Inc. He has personally trained over 26 men and women who became class “A” members of the PGA and LPGA.
In 1970, Mike was responsible for establishing the instruction programs for hotel guests, conventions, and outings hosted by the Marco Island Country Club under the Director of Golf Bill McDevitt. At Pelican’s Nest Golf Club where he was the Director of Instruction, Mike has been responsible for establishing the instructional programs and for working with the Ritz Carlton, Registry Resort Hotel and many other Four and Five Star Hotels in orchestrating clinics, exhibitions and instruction packages for conventions and hotel guests.
Mike remains very active in giving instruction to personal clients from around the world and very instrumental in the development of junior golf in SW Florida.
He was the SWFPGA Chapter Junior Chairman from 1976 to 1982 at which time he was on the board and president of Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association. Some of Mike’s previous juniors have been multiple winners on the PGA and LPGA tours such as Nolan Henke and Terry Jo Myers. Mike also works with players on the European Tour, Champions Tour, PGA and Nationwide tours.
His community standing is solid in both his professional field and as an active supporter of local charities and was an honorary board member of the Children’s Hospital of Lee County from 1993 to 1999.
Calbot has been an advisory board member to the PGM program at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2001- 2006. Mike’s passion for the game of golf, hard work ethic, unique ideas love of instruction and fair business practices will keep him active for many years to come.