Senior Professionals

Spanky Richards

Senior Professional
PGA Apprentice
Certified Callaway Golf Club Fitter/ Callaway Golf Staff Professional

Spanky Richards, a PGA Apprentice, has been playing golf for most of his life. As a Senior Professional at The Every Body Golf School, Spanky has worked with every level of student, junior camps, group and private lessons. His teaching philosophy is that each student will have his/her own swing and that the teaching/coaching must suit the individual. It is with this philosophy, Spanky's students have competed at the highest levels including: US Senior Open, Virginia Senior Open, MAPGA Junior Golf Tour, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and the Bobby Bowers Junior Golf Tournament. He was the Assistant Golf Professional at Greene County Country Club in Pennsylvania and Tournament Administrator for the Tri-State PGA Junior Golf Tour.  Spanky incorporates the latest technologies into his teaching including: Flightscope Launch Monitor, Blast Golf and video analysis.

Spanky graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Professional Golf Management. While there, he organized monthly teaching summits with some of the top professionals in the Tri-State PGA.

In addition to his teaching, Spanky is the Office Administrator for the golf school, keeping our online scheduling system running and our office humming. Spanky is the head golf coach for Flint Hill High School Varsity Golf team, 2016 Mid- Atlantic Conference Champions. He also served as a coach for the Oak Marr Junior Golf team, and as an instructor for the Oakcrest School Girls Golf team. He is currently working towards PGA membership.

 

Hong Kim

Senior Professional
Korean PGA Member

Hong Kim is a Korean PGA Professional. He has played various tour events (Asian, USGA, Golden State...) over the years. Hong came to the US in 1983 and started teaching golf full-time in 1985. Hong believes each student has his/her own unique swing and adapts his teaching to bring out the best in everyone. His goal is for his student's swing to match swing fundamentals, thus making the swing simple and easy to repeat. Hong came to the DC area in 1997 and has taught at several top practice facilities in the area. Mr. Kim teaches in both Korean and English. To book with Hong Kim, please call 703-989-1997.

 

Michael Vechery

Senior Professional
PGA Associate
U.S.Kids Golf

Coach Mike is one of golf's most sought after professionals. Almost everyday, he receives calls and texts from students who break 100/90/80/70 for the first time, shoot their best score ever, or just had their best ever practice session. His 40 years of experience give him the knowledge to pass on to beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. Coach Mike provides private, playing , and group lessons to men, women and kids. He has developed his own special and unique golf philosophy and teaching methods. It is this philosophy that is creating golf champions and great golfers. The following students have shown dramatic improvement with Mike's teaching:

** Mike's student, Bernerd, a 55 year old energy executive, started lessons in May 2019 as a 115 shooter. In 13 months, in June 2020, Bernerd broke 80 with a 79 at Lodestone CC in western Maryland.

**Tyler, a 16 year old Lake Braddock HS student, improved about 30 shots over 18 months. After 40 hours of lessons with Mike, Tyler went from shooting 110 to a 78 in the Virginia District championship. He left for college carrying a 5 handicap.

**Dylan,a basketball coach, worked with Mike in a 5 month period. After 32 lessons, he went from being a golfer who shot 110 to shooting a 72 at Lansdowne CC. His handicap is now a 4. He can be heard in Mike's Instagram video saying Mike is "The best in the game."

**Mike's student John was a self professed 105-110 player in early 2018. By summer 2019, after 13 lessons and a playing lesson, he is consistently shooting in the mid 80's. This is a 20 stroke improvement with a $1000 investment.

**Mike's 12 year old daughter Lauren tied for 6th in the 2018 Virginia Amateur 36 hole qualifying event. She tied the best Virginia Tech player who would finish 5th in the NCAA national championship in2019. Lauren has a 2.6 handicap while practicing only 8 days a month.

Countless others have made dramatic improvements in their games. Five star testimonials can be found at MikeVgolf.com.

Coach Mike graduated from the University of Georgia (BBA) and earned an MBA from Georgetown University. He resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Coach Mike can be found on Instagram at Instagram.com/mike_v_golf, Youtube at Mike_V_Golf and his website www.mikevgolf.com. Contact Mike directly by phone or text at 301.642.4430 or through his MikeVgolf.com website. Mike's pricing is different from other EBGS teachers and scheduling is through him directly.