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 13U Team Charlotte, NC to it’s first National Championship in 2022, and received the 2023 PGA Game Changer Award for Player Engagement in the Carolina’s Section. 

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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 with 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 of The Lake Norman Region. In late 2009 Mike became the founder of the Youth Golf Foundation of North Carolina at Mooresville 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.

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.