About Michael Major

Torrey Pines Golf Course / 28 Years: 1989-Present

Staff Instructor at Torrey Pines: 1995-Present

Lead Staff Instructor at Torrey Pines: 2008-Present

Torrey Pines Summer Junior Camp Director: 1998-Present

Torrey Pines Junior Golf Club Director: 1998-2001

PGA of America Class “A” Member: 1999-Present

SDPGA Chapter Board Member, Junior Golf Chairman: 2014-2016

SDPGA Chapter Board Member, Education Chairperson: 2017-Present

PGA Apprentice Scholarship Award: 1999

PGA Presidents Council: 2004

Nike Staff Swoosh Athlete: 2008-Present

San Diego PGA Chapter Horton Smith Award: 2017



Teaching Philosophy:

There is no one perfect swing for every golfer.  But every golfer has their best swing.  What may be mechanically efficient for one maybe physically demanding of another.  As a PGA teaching professional it is my duty to recognize ability, body and temperament. Then communicate proper fundamentals and correct body motion.  Understanding these and your individual tendencies are the foundations of a self-repeating swing, which is the key to your best golf swing and lower scores.

What’s in his Nike Swoosh Staff bag?

Irons: Nike Tiger Woods Victory Reds 4-P, Royal Precision Rifle Iron Shaft 6.0

Driver: VR PRO Ltd. Edition Driver 8.5 with a Diamana Kai’li 60 Stiff

Hybrid: VR PRO #2 18° with a Fubuki AX Hybrid 350

Fairway Woods: VR PRO Ltd. Edition Fairway Wood #3+ at 13° with a Aldila Voodoo FW stiff flexed shaft


  • 52°/13° Bounce DS Platinum
  • 56°/16° Bounce DS Platinum
  • 60°/10° Bounce Chrome

Putter: Nike Method 001 traditional blade at 2° flat with a 35″ length

Glove: Nike Dri-Fit Tour Tiger Woods

Balls: Nike One Tour