Gauntlet Golf Club - "Committed to Growing the Game in Stafford County"

Instructor Bios


Mike Byrd
Class "A" PGA
General Manager/
Head Professional  
(540) 752-0963

Mike has been instructing golfers for 26 years starting at the age of 17.  With over 4000 students taught added to his resume, his methods have developed greatly in that time, however his enthusiasm to help his students maximize their abilities has not.  Mike spends much of his off time training for 1/2 marathons and lifting weights and takes that same athletic training to each lesson. Believing that golf is an athletic sport, he spends a lot of time with each student developing the motions outside of the swing.



Andrew Farrell, Class "A" PGA
Golf Instructor

Andrew joined the Fredericksburg Golf and Sports Academy in December 2017.  Andrew has been passionate about athletics ever since he could remember and knew it would be a huge part of his life and future career.  After turning professional in 2000, Andrew has taught thousands of adults and juniors of all levels.   Andrew specializes his instruction to each student and quickly identifies the root cause to help each player understand, apply, and improve.  He loves to compete and continues to improve his own game year after year.  Andrew knows from personal experience how important fitness and the mental part of the game influences performance and practices what he preaches.