Mike Vanover Named Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Mike Vanover Named Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Mike Vanover, PGA Assistant Professional at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples has been named the 2017 Assistant of the Year Award Recipient. Vanover is now in his 7th year at Grey Oaks Country Club.

Vanover started at Grey Oaks as an intern and was promoted to managing their hard goods and club fitting operations. Through his time as Assistant Professional, he has built tremendous relationships with their members and helped with the development of Grey Oaks’ staff.

Not only has club fittings increased within the last seven years, sales have increased as well. All of this is a direct result of Vanover’s dedication to teaching his club fitting style, knowledge of equipment and simplistic approach. He has been recognized as one of the top club fitters in the country by all major equipment companies, having the privilege of visiting Callaway Golf in Carlsbad to earn Master Club Fitter Status. Vanover’s main goals at Grey Oaks are to develop their staff and help educate them on the newest technology in golf clubs, club fitting, and instruction.

Vanover also believes in growing the game and succeeds by offering free golf lessons to all employees at Grey Oaks. He also mentors students from his alma mater FGCU. He helps his mentees map out a plan to achieve goals and uses his experience from the PGM Program to help them reach them.

“Part of the credo at Grey Oaks is to meet the needs of the members. My objective is to go above and beyond, doing whatever is needed to complete a task and exceed expectations; part of this is through exceptional club fitting. I strongly believe that the proper tools for each golfer will help their enjoyment of the game. Nothing is better than having a member come to me who has lost yardage over the past few years and they are able to gain it back with my help and the proper tools,” says Vanover.

Vanover, along with the other South Florida PGA Annual Award Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner in November. Click here to view all the award recipients.