Mike Gascho, Class "A" PGA of Canada Professional
Mike grew up just outside of Fenelon Falls and has a long history with the Sturgeon Point Golf Club. He started playing golf at age 7, when his mother, Mary Gascho, who was working in the SPGC Pro Shop would bring him to work and he would hit golf balls to pass the time, while his brother Tony fished off the dock. Mike started working at the club at age 11, picking up balls out of the woods surrounding the practice range. His passion for the game only grew from there, and he went on to graduate from Georgian College's Professional Golf Course Management Program in 2000. Mike turned pro in 2001. He apprenticed for many years at Wolf Run & Lindsay Golf & Country Club while teaching at SPGC. In 2016, Mike's mother Mary retired from her position as General Manager at SPGC and Mike proudly took over the reins, becoming SPGC's Director of Golf Operations. The family ties to SPGC endure, with Mike's brother Tony working alongside him as Golf Course Superintendent, a position he has held since 2005. After 30 years at SPGC, Mike is honoured and excited to bring this historic golf course into a new era, motivating young golfers to embrace the game, and serving long-standing members with his friendly and accessible customer service.
"So glad to see Mike at the club. Great pro. Wonderful with kids & adults."
"I love this camp, it is so fun and enjoyable. I also enjoy having Mike as my coach. He is so nice, inspiring, and he will never give up!"
Mike's experience in developing and running junior golf programs is bringing new life to the game, engaging young golfers in our community to embrace the sport and develop their skills. Mike infuses his junior camps and clinics with fun and enthusiasm while instilling respect for rules, etiquette and sportsmanship.
SPGC is the ideal place for beginners and seasoned players alike to develop their skills. Mike's decades of experience, talent for the game and easy-going personality are a winning combination in helping golfers of all skill levels to refine their swing, take strokes off their scores, and gain new confidence in their game.