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Team

Caddy

 Gerry Byrne

Another Manchester United mad caddy from Ireland.

 

Technical Team

Justin Parsons (Swing)

From Killinchy in Northern Ireland, Justin began playing golf at 14 and quickly found himself hooked on the game. Playing off scratch at sixteen and having representative inter-provincial honors at Boys and Youths level, he made the decision to turn professional at Knock Golf Club in Belfast after a short spell at college in USA. A qualified PGA Professional at 23, Justin played full time for two years before moving to Blackwood Golf Centre where he honed his teaching skills at one of Ireland's busiest golf facilities.
He moved to Dubai in 2004 and began working as an instructor at the academy at The Montgomerie under the watchful eye of Wayne Johnson. Justin rose quickly to the position of Director of Instruction and joined Claude Harmon III at the pre-opening phase of The Butch Harmon School of Golf.
Since inception, the golf school has had much success and adulation, Justin has maintained his career development, attaining his Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Golf Professional Certification and Level 2 Junior Coach. A specialist in 3D analysis and functional movement screening, Justin aims to build lesson programs and practice programs to help all levels of players improve.
Follow Justin on twitter @JPGOLFWRX

Johnny Foster 

Creator of the Johnny Foster Golf Academy in Northern Ireland, he represented Ireland at amateur international level alongside Michael on many occasions and they developed a friendship based on 20 years golf together. He is recognised as one of the best young coaches today and through his academy has achieved success with every level of golfer over the last number of years.  Alongside European Tour and Challenge Tour players, Johnny coaches countless mini tour players, fellow PGA Pros, amateur internationals and many young aspiring juniors.

 Johnny's role in the 'team' is to provide Mike's game with technical support and guidance when at home during his 'off' weeks and also at tournaments throughout the year. This includes, liaising with Justin, structuring practice and observation of competitive rounds.

Conditioning Team

Shane Lawlor (Sports Chiropractor)

Shane graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales in 2006 with a BSc. in Chiropractic.

He is one of Europe's leading Golf Performance Therapists and is an expert in the treatment, screening and rehabilitation of golf injuries.  Shane has traveled with professional golfers for over 5 years on both the European & PGA Tours for 25 weeks a year. His clients include world leading golfers and athletes.  He enjoys working with athletes of all levels to help improve their physical performance enabling them to play their sport to the best of their ability. Shane continues to travel in his spare time, researching and studying the best methods to help individuals achieve their ultimate goal.

Shane has extensive post-graduate training, he is a level 3 certified medical professional with the Titleist Performance Institute and Lead Instructor for Active Release Techniques® in Europe, He is certified in Functional Integrated Needling, Fascial Manipulation, Kinesiotaping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT®)

 

Psychological Support

Dr Mark Elliott, (Sport Psychologist)

Mark is one of the UK and Ireland's leading sport psychologists. He has worked extensively with individuals, teams and coaches from over twenty different sports.  His clients include professional golfers, International rugby players, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, professional footballers, professional ice hockey teams, boxers and athletes from Gaelic sports. Mark has also worked as a consultant to the Sports Institute Northern Ireland and had published a book called Facing Frankenstein.  Mark has worked with Mike for a large number of years and provides support in regard to his golf, as well as the larger issues which crop up in life.