Mike Yarnold is een zeer gedreven en toegewijde teaching-professional.
Meer dan 27 jaar geeft hij les aan zowel beginnende als zeer ervaren golfers.

Sinds 2016 is Mike head-pro op de Koninklijke Haagsche Golf &Country Club.

In 2020 heeft Mike de status van PGA Fellow Professional verkregen voor zijn behaalde resultaten en als buitengewoon toegewijd trainer. Mike heeft aangetoond  om elke golfer, zowel junior als senior, naar een hoger niveau te brengen en hen op te leiden tot World cup spelers en/of nationaal kampioen, zoals o.a. Nationaal Nederlands Kampioene, Myrte Eikenaar.

Sind 2015 is Mike Yarnold toegetreden tot het prestigieuze team van het slecht 50 leden tellende europese team van Taylormade-Adidas golfambasadeurs.

Taylormade-adidas golfambassadeurs zijn zorgvuldig gekozen actieve clubprofessionals die meer dan gemiddelde kennis en ervaring hebben van de producten van Taylormade en deze op zeer professionele wijze weten te communiceren met hun klanten.


  • Golf Professional with a wide variety of experience in different clubs and situations
  • Qualified in the UK and the Netherlands (Bilingual - English/Dutch) and continually developing new skills to improve career 
  • Successful coach to a variety of leading male and female players in the Netherlands
  • Active playing career from 1986 to 1993 before concentrating primarily on professional career as a coach

Carrière kwalificaties

  • PGA Professional
  • Master Mind Factor Coach
  • National Junior Coach in the Netherlands
  • TPI  qualified Professional
  • AAA Professional in the Netherlands (equivalent to qualifying Master Professional)
  • Advanced PGA Professional
  • 26 years Head Professional
  • TMaG Ambassador Europe

(a private 18 hole club with 1200 members, top 100 in the world ranking)

2016 - Present

(an exclusive 9 hole course with 350 members that opened in 2008)

2008 - 2016

  • Director of Golf including support for running the club from the initial opening through to today
  • Established a new golf academy including the design of all practice facilities
  • Responsible for all golf professional activities with one assistant professional including establishing and coaching teams at all age groups and running academy
  • Responsible for the organising and forming all committees

(a private 18 hole club with 1200 members)


  • Head Professional with a staff of five including a busy and successful shop
  • Enabled the club to become a PGA establishment
  • Trained 24 competition teams from juniors to seniors and helped the seniors to become National Senior Champions
  • Supported one of the professionals to become PGA assistant of the year

(a mixed private and public club with 1000 members)


  • Second Professional for 2 years then Head Professional with two assistants
  • Trained 16 competition teams
  • Guided the mens team in the highest class in Holland (Hoofd Class) for four years in succession
  • Coached several young talents to become National Champions and Full Professionals
  • Was the leading force for a very busy and active corporate program 

(a private club with 950 members)


  • Moved to the Netherlands in 1991 initially part time and then decided to remain there to further career as head teaching professional
  • Learned to speak Dutch and later become fluent in the language
  • Developed a whole new range of skills in teaching people and learning from them

(private club with 600 members)

Jan 1987-dec 1987          

  • Temporary role as a newly qualified Professional
  • Split time between teaching and working on own game 

(private club with 1000 members)

May 1984 - jan 1987      

  • Moved from work experience to second assistant, first assistant and then head assistant
  • Joined PGA in 1985


  • Left school in Lincolnshire with 9 Certificates of Education
  • Built a variety of skills within a Financial Training Scheme
2016 Became a AAA Professional in Holland
2015 Became A2 Professional in Holland
2015 TMaG Ambassador Europe
2010 Advanced PGA Professional
2010 21 years Head Professional
2010 Master Mind Factor Coach
2010 Became A3 Professional in Holland (heading ,qualifying Master Professional)
2009 Qualified AED user (for the golf club)
2009 Qualified TPI Professional
2008 Director of  Golf  Groendael
2008 National  Junior Coach
2007 National Junior Coach
2007 Qualified  NLP Hypnosis Psychology
2007 Qualified as Mind Factor Coach
2000 –  present Became TMaG staff player and Ambassador
2000 Became club fitter for TaylorMade Adidas Golf Nederland and Benelux
1994 Became Head Professional of a Golf Club
1987 Qualified as PGA Professional
2008 National Junior Coach  
2007 National Junior Coach  
2001-2007 Coach of Robin Kind National Mens Team/tour professional
2006 Coach of Darius van Driel Mens National Strokeplay Champion
2004 Coach of the Senior Mens Team Rozenstein Dutch Champion
1998-present Coach of Myrte Eikenaar 4 x Ladies  matchplay Dutch Champion 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013
3 x Ladies  Strokeplay Dutch Champion 2003, 2012, 2013
2 x Ladies National Champion 2004, 2009
15 x European Team Championships (2nd place 2008)
2 x World Cup
1998 -2003 Coach of Maria –Louise Weeda National Team
2x European Team Championships
1997-2003 Coach of Richard Kind Mens National Stroke Champion
Challenge Tour player
1997-2002 Coach of Boudewijn  Hubert Mens National Stroke Champion
Challenge Tour player
1997-present Coach of Vincent Hubert 2nd National Order of Merit Men
World Military Strokeplay Champion.
1994-1998 Coach of the Rijswijkse  competition team (hoofdklasse) Top of Holland
1999 Matchplay  Holland last 8
1999 Portugal Pro-am 3rd and 1st team
1998 Portugal Pro-am 4th and 1st team
1996 Challenge Tour (played in Holland)  
1995 Challenge Tour (played in Holland)  
1994 Dutch National Professionals Stoke Play                 3rd
1988- feb. 1989 South African Tour  
1987 Belfry Qualifying School 1st
1987 Alliance 1st
1987 Midlands Tour  
2014 Flightscope instructor
2012 Vector putting seminar
2011 law 1 Certificate
2010 Master Mind Factor Coach
2010 Golf Marketing Boot Camp Andrew Wood, England
2010 PGA Holland Training Week
2009 PGA Holland Training Week
2009 AED Qualified
2009 TPI Professional Qualified
2009 Mind Factor Workshop ,Dr Karl Morris
2007 Qualified Sports Mind Factor Coach, England
2007 Improve and Develop Young Players
2007 David Llywellyn, Holland
2007 Qualified as NLP Hypnosis Psycho log Coach, England
2007 PGA Holland Training Week
2006 Ian Rae Seminar ,Holland
2005 Train The Golf Brain
2005 Teaching Teachers Seminar Dr Jim Sutty
2005 Harold Swash Putting Clinic ,England
2004 Harmen Brothers Ireland
1998 Mike Bender Seminar
1995 European Teachers Congress in Spain
2000-2010 Nederland Golf Federation Training sessions for coaching beginners and Topgolf
2010 TMaG Training, Club fitting in Dubai
2010 NGF Workshops, Papendal junior coaches
2009 Certification TPI
2008 European Team Championships-Silver Medal
2008 European Team with Coaches
2007 Instinctive Golf Seminar Kendal McWade
2005 Unleashgolf Seminar Carl Watts, Holland
2004 Master class Ireland
2002 David Leadbetter, Belgium
2002 David Leadbetter ,Holland