About Coach Mike
Michael Thomas Arrigoni was born and raised in the town of Southgate, Michigan near Detroit. He learned to play golf from his Dad at age 10 and was competing in tournaments by age 15. Growing up as a baseball player and football QB, Mike captained the golf team at Southgate Anderson High School. It was there that he found his niche. His skills and interest excelled as he found true passion for the game. He went on to receive a golf scholarship at Detroit College of Business where he obtained a B.A. in Business.
Coach Mike started his professional golf career as Director of Instruction at Waters Edge Golf and Yacht Club in Grosse Ile, Michigan in 1990. He then moved to Arizona in 1996 and has worked at many of Arizona's most prestigious courses including Grayhawk GC, Wildfire GC, Camelback GC, Raven at South Mountain GC and Dobson Ranch GC. Coach Mike was the Director of Instruction at Western Skies GC from 2006-2012 and has been back in that role since 2015. As a certified PGA Professional with over 30 years of coaching experience he has become one of the top instructors in the Southwest PGA Section.
Coach Mike creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a unique personal touch when teaching our Junior and Adult learners the techniques of the game. Mike still continues to seek new and better ways to teach and communicate with his students. His goal is to make learning easier and more enjoyable.
Coach Mike has created the most prominent Junior Golf Program in the East Arizona Valley. He has a proven history of producing competitive junior golfers! Many have gone on to win High School State Championships, Junior World Championships and have been awarded College Golf Scholarships. "Coaching talented juniors and watching them develop in life and golf is my favorite part”, says Mike.