Michael Bannon is one of Europe’s top teaching professionals and is the current coach of 4 times major winning golf star Rory McIlroy whom he has coached from the age of eight years old.
Michael has won European Coach of the Year as recently as 2011.
He has taught many successful elite amateurs and many of the region’s top professionals and in the past worked for 10 years with the GUI Ulster Branch. Golf is a passion for Michael and he takes as much satisfaction from teaching beginners as he does teaching top players rooting his beliefs in sound basics and simplicity of the swing.
As a player himself Michael has won over 20 events on the Irish Region Tour and numerous top ten finishes. In 1997 at Powerscourt in the Irish Professional Championships Michael was beaten in a playoff by Padraig Harrington. Today Michael focuses on teaching golfers of all abilities and expectations and helping them to move their game onto another level and get more enjoyment out of their golf.
A valued member of the PGA and a British Pro since 1981, he has coached many successful elite amateur and Pro Golfers, most notably World No.2 and US Open Winner, Rory McIlroy.
Michael himself, is the winner of many PGA events and has played in numerous European Tour Events.