Tyler has been living in Orlando and working at the Mike Bender Golf Academy since August of 2015. He is originally from north east Indiana, where his passion for playing and teaching golf began. This passion led him to seek out a college option that would provide both a great education and an opportunity to gain hands on experience in the golf industry. This search led him to Ferris State University where he studied Professional Golf Management with a focus in business administration and marketing.
Through his college experience he had the fortunate opportunity to travel the country working internships at golf facilities and completing his degree at the same time. These facilities included the Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort, which has consistently been ranked on Golf Digest’s, America’s Best 100 Clubfitters list, and Pronghorn Resort, where he spent time learning from one of his mentors, Ron Gring, who has taught several PGA Tour players and is highly respected in the industry.
Tyler has a passion for player development and helping junior golfers attain their goals and dreams. This makes his current position as the Elite Program Assistant Director/Instructor a perfect fit. Coming from a family of medical professionals, Tyler has a special interest in biomechanics and enjoys the pursuit of golfs latest information and research. Tyler first read Mike’s book Build the Sw ing of a Lifetime, near the end of his high school career, and has since had the pleasure of learning directly from Mike and the MBGA Staff. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute certified expert and a Cure Putters Master Fitter.