Mike Abate is a PGA Class "A" Golf Professional in the Carolinas Section. Mike turned Professional in 2000 and has played in numerous PGA sanctioned and section events. Not only is Mike an accomplished player, but he has also been nominated multiple times for the Carolinas PGA Player Development and Youth Player Development awards.
Mike’s passion, knowledge, and continuing education for golf has allowed him to be a well respected teacher and mentor of the game. With his ability to cultivate the game of golf, teach the game of golf to youth, and operate the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center is one of the unique features that differentiates his programs from many other successful programs.
Mike grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and was captivated by the game at the age of 14. Following High School golf, Mike was a two time NJCAA All-American and then played his final two years of College Golf at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. While playing for the Queens University golf team, Mike was the team's MVP for two seasons, team Captain his Senior Year, and medalist at one event. The experience and time Mike spent at Queens University has given him the knowledge and confidence needed in today’s business world.
Mike began his golf career in 2000 as an assistant golf professional, then as the Director of Golf with the NIKE Golf Learning Centers. Following this advancement Mike was the Director of Golf for The First Tee Program of The Lake Norman Region. In late 2009 Mike became the founder of the Youth Golf Foundation of North Carolina. Mike is currently the Director of Instruction of the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center at Charles T. Myers Golf Club
With his ability to promote and cultivate the game of golf, operating the Impact Performance Golf Learning Center is an inspiring step in his career. Michael currently resides in Concord with his wife Allison, daughter Caroline and son Nicholas.
Mike is a current member of the Nike Golf Staff, and ambassador programs with TaylorMade Golf & Bridgestone Golf.