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Mike Brabenec, PGA Professional, began his career in golf at the age of 15 at the Shoreline Golf Links in Mountain View, California. In December of 1989 he left the Bay Area to attend California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and worked as a pro shop assistant at the Avila Beach Golf Resort located in Avila Beach, California. Upon his graduation from California Polytechnic University earning a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration he was named the Assistant Head Professional at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. In 1999 he was named the Director of Golf Operations and in 2001 he became the Director of Golf for both the Avila Beach and Blacklake Golf Resorts until 2009 when he was named General Manager of the Blacklake Golf Resort.
In 2012 Mike began the certification process to become a Coach of the First Tee, a youth development program that seamlessly teaches life and golf skills in a golf setting. He is currently a Level 2 Coach with the First Tee and heads up the Paso Robles section of the First Tee of the Central Coast. The First Tee of Paso Robles held the first sessions at the Paso Robles Golf club in January of 2013. Mike has over 20 years experience teaching the game of golf to players of all skill levels, both youth and adult. He has worked with the Central Coast Golf Academy, Avila Beach Golf Academy, Blacklake Golf Academy,
created the Golf C.A.R.E. Instructional Program and The Golf Experience.
Mike co-hosts a weekly radio program that has aired for over 15 years; Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy. The radio program airs live every Saturday from 8am to 10am PST on ESPN Radio 1280am and all over the world via the internet. Guests have included Tom Watson, Gary Player, Brittany Lincicome, Natalie Gulbis, Peter Kessler, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Jim McLean, Jim Flick, Butch Harmon, Sean Foley, David Leadbetter, Paul Azinger, leaders in the golf industry, local golf professionals, human interest stories and many more. Visit the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy website by clicking here.
Mike lives in Paso Robes, California with his wife of nineteen years, Amy and two children Ava, age 12 and Noah, age 13. Mike is a sports fanatic and loves the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and Golden State Warriors. His hobbies include; golf, surfing, guitar, podcasting, baseball, football and fishing.