- Golf Pro
Coaches of TGM are making amazing bounds with their students all over the world from beginner to Tour Level players. The step by step, "THE way not MY way" to learning golf allows for all to ‘get it’.
Spike has been working with TGM coaches for years, has an amazing grasp of the mechanics of sound mind and body to reap results for any venue that has him as a coach.
As an Academy Head, he has shown the leadership capabilities to teach players who wish to learn.
- Paul Smith
Head of iseekgolf.com Golf Academy, Australia
G.C.A. Master Craftsman
I have been involved in the training of Mike Collier for 14 years.
He has knowledge and techniques far above the normal PGA member and is a leader in the latest movements in modern teaching.
His character and personality make him an indispensable asset to any teaching facility.
- Paul Hart
"Great golf insight and value"
We had 4 morning of golf instruction from the academy director, Spike, which well exceeded our expectations. Spike skillfully introduced us to The Golfing Machine instruction system, greatly improving our golf knowledge and practice. The academy also helped in booking tee times in neighboring golf clubs, rounding up our experience and vacation. We also took advantage of the cooking academy on the campus, which we equally recommend. If you consider a golf vacation in Thailand, this should be at the top of your short list.
I want to thank you for the great instruction program and hospitality. I really enjoyed my stay and plan to visit again soon.
- Chang Choi
Seoul, South Korea
Spike Collier has changed my life. I can say my major frustrations with golf is almost 'over'.
For the past eighteen years I have 'hacked' at many golf balls. I have taken lessons, even attended Community College for instructions. My 'whys' were never answered to my satisfaction nor understanding. Spike has changed all that.
He has complete knowledge of golf, the mechanics of the golf swing, and the nuances of the game of golf. Most important his teaching technique and his expert use of video analysis has made me a confident holder of a golf club(s).
Knowing that I can put a golf ball up in the air, straight, with confidence, is a testament to Spike's gift to pass his knowledge to 'anyone'.
- Shin Nakazawa
Hacker turned 'hitter'
I have your visiting card in front of me, you gave me, when you still were golf pro at the Heidelberg Golf Club for the American Army and the only teacher of "Natural Golf" at this time I could find in Germany…. You will probably not remember me, but I traveled about three times from Hamburg to Heidelberg to visit you and have my first lessons. It’s about 7 or 8 years ago??
I instinctively knew, this was the right technique for me, but what mostly impressed me was the way in which you were teaching and treating your students. I am glad, when reading your comments in the P. C. Forum, that you are still the same. Your competence, enthusiasm, perseverance coupled with patience, politeness, friendliness I still admire.
Later on I met Peter, attended workshops at Bad Waldsee, and just recently at Gsteig with Peter and Andy.
But to make it clear, the reason why I continued with the technique is your influence at the beginning. I knew there are teachers, whom you can trust and who give you the full and best advice, they can give. I suddenly had the need to tell you this. I am an ardent admirer of Ben Hogan. I read everything written about him. I believe Peter, you and teachers like Andy are best ambassadors of golf.
I hope to meet you again. It is fun to learn more and more about the golf swing.
Thanks again for what you gave me on my path to better golf.
Rukmini sure did have a great time learning and with your guidance she was able to grasp a lot of the finer aspects as well as a number of key techniques from the sessions you had with the Protouch Team. Thank you. She is so passionate about her Golf and teaching; such opportunities do not come by every day.
- Kulbir Mehta
It has been about 9 months since the 5 day course with you, I have practiced and put into practise what you have tought me, to which I have benefited greatly. Looking back over these months I feel a great benefit has been the ability to self analyse of what I am doing wrong and how to correct myself.
My handicap when I came to you was 26, plus on many occasions, now I play with a 12.7 handicap. My lowest score has been a 78 shot at Khuntan and my lowest 9 holes was 36 at Green Valley.
So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me the mindset for my achievements, I enjoyed your course and the utmost professionalism in which you carried out your teaching.
I would like to follow up with some more lessons so that I can further improve my golf.
Thank you most sincerely.
- Rob Kelly
Great! Great! Great!
It became obvious very early that you knew what you were talking about. A few minutes later it became obvious you knew how to relay that information to golfers of any skill level. As the week went on, you showed your patience and true desire to have your students succeed.
The week couldn't have been better and I cant wait to do it again. We should talk about a trip to Vietnam sometime. I will try to line up a few students if you could put something effective and CHEAP together:) Dont know a lot of people, but...
- Tony Harris
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
I have just completed the Three Generation Golf Academy five day school. It was a wonderful experience and I am simply amazed at how much I learned is such a short time. I have been playing golf for fifty years and consider myself a good player. Suffice it to say I had plenty to learn.
The facilities are excellent and Mr. Collier is a master golf teacher. He really makes the program come to life. I was able to understand complicated concepts as he broke them into simple components and then reassembled them into a comprehensible whole. He is very patient and encourages dialogue between student and teacher.
Thank you very much for making this program available to adults as well as your students.
- Nelson A. Boone
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Brian and Willy have been back for almost one week. Brian still misses everything there.
My husband and I want to thank you for everything, especially you and Joy. We hope they can go back to you next winter vacation and summer vacation. Willy's father thinks if they can stay longer, they will improve more.
Both Brian and Willy are trying to practice what they learn from you and make it as their own skills.
We'll keep in touch with you. Hope it can help and let more people know how excellent you are.
Thanks again. Take care.
- Jessy Shih
After the summer camp, Steve was very impressed by your way of teaching after so many coaches and caddies who try to teach him each one with different approaches that made him confused.
He has got a great respect for you and he will follow your advice and recommendations.
It was him who really wanted to enter PTIS and I think that you were the main factor for his decision.
Thanks again for taking good care of Steve.
- Jean Luc Hue
Hi, we are an Indian couple who took our 11 year old son for golf coaching to Spike at Three-Generation Golf Academy, Chiang Mai.
The whole experience was amazing. Spike was simply brilliant and my son caught on very well with his tips, video lessons and his short game has definetely improved.
Also the stay at The Residence and Spa was very comfortable and the food at the cafeteria club (The Club) was also nice.
I highly recommend people to come here for golf coaching.
- Abhishek Sarda