Director of Instruction Michelle Holmes School of Golf
LPGA Teaching Professional - Class A
Top 50 U.S Kids Instructor 2015, 2016
U.S Kids Golf Master Professional 2017
GRAA Top 50 Growth Of The Game Professional 2016, 2017, 2018
LPGA Junior Leader Of The Year NE Section 2018
Michelle first picked up a golf club at the age of 10. Her father, Anthony, introduced her to the game at their local driving range and it wasn’t long before Michelle had a strong love for the game. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland, Michelle had a very successful junior career, with her highest honor being named to the Irish International Team in 99 and 00.
In 2001 Michelle was offered a golf scholarship to play golf in America. She represented the Fighting Camels at Campbell University (N.C). At Campbell, Michelle earned a degree in Sports Management
Michelle opened her school, with Dan Shea, PGA, in Spring 2011 and has had tremendous success in growing Junior Golf in the Hampton Roads area. The School headquarters was based out of Cahoon Plantation in Chesapeake. From 2011 to 2018, Michelle and her team coached hundreds of kids at Cahoon Plantation. Sadly, Cahoon Plantation closed its doors in 2018. Since then, Michelle has had the opportunity to expand her school to two new locations; Lambert's Point Golf Club in Norfolk and Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake. A third location has been in operation at Kempsville Greens Golf Course for the past four years. Michelle is very excited about the new expansion and sees this as an opportunity to give more kids the chance to play golf.
The Michelle Holmes School of Golf mission is to “create experiences that encourage kids to want to play the game FOREVER”. Michelle is blessed with a wonderful team who dedicate their lives to growing the game of golf. Dan Shea is the Director Of Golf at MHSG - Greenbrier, Laura Holmes Landon is the Director Of Golf at MHSG - Kempsville, and Scott Gunzinski is the Director of Golf at MHSG - Lambert's Point.
Michelle Holmes School Of Golf runs approx. 80 junior golf tournaments locally per year. Michelle and her team run these events for Virginia State Golf Association, U.S Kids Golf, PGA Of America, and LPGA. Michelle directs the Virginia State Championships, Virginia Regional Championships, and both the Kids/Teen World Championships.
Michelle knows everyone is on a different journey and she is committed to finding the right journey, goals, and plans for your family.
Director of Instruction - Michelle Holmes School of Golf - Kempsville Greens Golf Club
US Kids Golf Local Tour Director
Laura’s passion for golf started at a very young age. Picking up a club for the first time at 5 years old, she quickly discovered her love of the game. Laura grew up on the West coast of Ireland where she represented her school, province, and country at a high level. In 2006 Laura was recruited to play College Golf for Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA). After 4 years of balancing Division 1 Golf and Academics, Laura graduated with a Degree in Sports Management.
Her love of teaching, over competing, was discovered when she interned at The Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach. As an intern at the club, Laura had the opportunity to teach and work with many of their very successful junior classes, camps, and tournaments. After her internship was completed, Laura stayed at the club, entered the PGA Program and worked as The Director of Junior Golf.
After 4 successful years with The Princess Anne Country Club, Laura decided to go a different route with her teaching career. Laura’s sister, Michelle Holmes, LPGA, is the Director of Instruction at Michelle Holmes School of Golf. Michelle opened her school, with Dan Shea, PGA, in Spring 2011 and has had tremendous success in growing Junior Golf in the Hampton Roads area. In 2015, Michelle was offered the opportunity to expand her school to a second location. With Laura considering a change in the golf business, they all agreed that Laura would be a perfect fit to join the team by being the Director of Instruction at the second location, Kempsville Greens Golf Club, in Virginia Beach. Shortly after, Laura became a U.S Kids Certified Coach.
The Michelle Holmes School of Golf mission is to “create experiences that encourage kids to want to play the game FOREVER”. The MHSG Team live by this mission every day by providing a fun and inviting environment for Pee Wees and juniors of all ages.
Along with being a U.S Kids Certified Coach, Laura also took a position with U.s Kids Golf as a Local Tour Director for the Richmond area beginning in 2016. Most recently she became a director for the U.S Kids State Championship, U.S Kids Regional Championship and the U.S Kids World Championship.
Laura and her husband, Jason, live in Virginia Beach with their daughter Katie and son Jack.
2015 - US Kids Certified Coach
2015 - Positive Coach Alliance Certified