Impact Performance Golf Instructors

Mike Abate; PGA

Director of Instruction[email protected]
(704) 490-0229

Mike Abate is a PGA Golf Professional in the Carolinas Section. Mike turned Professional in 2000 and has played in numerous PGA sanctioned and Carolinas Section events. Not only is Mike an accomplished player, but he has also been nominated multiple times for the Carolinas PGA Player Development and Youth Player Development awards. Most recently Mike helped lead PGA Junior League Team Charlotte, NC to it’s first National Championship in 2022.

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Mike’s passion, knowledge, and continuing education for golf have allowed him to be a well respected Coach and mentor of the game with all ages. Coaching at the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center is one of the unique facilities that differentiates his programs from many other successful programs.

“My goal is to help the student improve and have fun in the process. A successful teacher is actually a great listener and learner. My students teach me how to teach them.” – Coach Mike

Mike grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and was captivated by the game at the age of 14. Following High School golf, Mike was a two time NJCAA All-American in Junior College, and then played his final two years of College Golf at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. While playing for the Queens University golf team, Mike was the team’s MVP for those two seasons, team Captain his Senior Year, and medalist at one event. The experience and time Mike spent at Queens University has given him the knowledge and confidence needed in today’s business world.

Mike began his professional golf career in 2001 as an assistant golf professional, then as the Director of Golf with the NIKE Golf Learning Centers. Following this advancement Mike was the Director of Golf for The First Tee Program of The Lake Norman Region. In late 2009 Mike became the founder of the Youth Golf Foundation of North Carolina at Mooresville Golf Club. Mike is currently the Director of Instruction of the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center at Charles T. Myers Golf Club

With his ability to promote and cultivate the game of golf, operating the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center is an inspiring step in his career. Michael currently resides in Concord with his wife Allison, daughter Caroline, son Nicholas, and dog “Chewy.”

Mike is a current member of the Nike Golf Staff and brand ambassador for TaylorMade Golf equipment and BridgeStone Golf Balls.

Whether the student is a participant of the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center or an individual student, all students start off with a self-paced improvement path built on coaching while their goals come first. The objective is to measure the skill level of players. Provide advice and strategies for improving swing techniques and fundamentals. Establish an appropriate, balanced, and challenging competitive schedule and training regimen. At select locations, patented golf lesson technology including advanced cameras, motion sensors, and teaching aids make the evaluation fact-based, accurate and consistent with a Professional Tour database supplying reliable swing comparisons and concepts.

• Understand the full swing technique.
• Learn how to apply fundamentals from tee to green
• Experience positive change.
• Maintain your game under positive practice techniques

Jeremiah Cooper

IPGLC Certified Instructor

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Jeremiah Cooper, aka Coach Jerm or Coach J, is an avid golf instructor with over 20+ years of experience in the sport. Jeremiah is a 2016 graduate from Tennessee State University, a historically black college and university in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He has competed in junior golf tournaments, an alumnus and 2012 graduate of the Frist Tee program, and has been a Head Coach and Site Director for First Tee. His favorite thing about coaching is taking part in the growth of a player’s confidence in their game. Coach Jerm looks forward to working with all ages and levels!

Chris Kruger

IPGLC Certified Instructor | Club Technician
[email protected] 

(704) 799-5850

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Chris became an avid golfer and student of the game very quickly. His passion for learning brought him originally into club building and fitting where he got certified at the Maltby Club Making Academy. From there his passion grew stronger and he realized his desire to teach the game and become an Impact Performance Golf Certified Instructor. Chris has had the honor of learning from various Class A PGA Professionals and also a golf fitness training instructor to learn more about incorporating the body into the swing and to play your best golf possible.

Scott Hadley

IPGLC Certified Instructor | USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional
[email protected]

(980) 319-3952

Scott has over ten years of experience helping golfers of all skill levels improve their scores.  After playing junior tournaments and caddying in PGA and LPGA tour events, he mentored with multiple PGA professionals that focused on teaching.  He has run junior and adult clinics, leagues, and instructional programs.  He holds certifications with Maltby Clubmaking Academy and United States Golf Teaching Federation.  He strives to make lessons enjoyable, productive, and confidence building.