Meet Our Staff

Our staff believes pre-swing fundamentals are the foundation for successful golf. Many swing errors are the direct result of improper pre-swing fundamentals. With proper fundamentals such as grip, posture, ball position, aim, mind-set, and tension level, a student will have more positive results. Each student is an individual, and has differing abilities to learn and improve while having fun!

Our instruction is based on cause and effect, while their “mistakes” are simply effects from this flaw. When this core flaw is fixed all of the other “mistakes” will be minimized. Golf is a unique sport because you practice and play on different “fields”, unlike most sports you practice and play on the same “field”, therefore many golfers struggle to take their “good swing” from the range to the golf course. Due to Mike, Charlie, and Jeremy's vast experience competing professionally and from working with hundreds of students, they believe strongly in educating their students on good course management which teaches you how to transfer what you have learned on the practice range and effectively apply it on the golf course.

PGA Professional Mike Abate
Mike Abate, is the Founder and Director of Instruction for the Youth Golf Foundation of North Carolina, sponsoring the Lake Norman Junior Golf Association at Mooresville Golf Course.
Born in Pennsylvania, Mike is a graduate of Queens University in Charlotte and played college golf for Queens while majoring in Business Administration. Mike turned professional in 2000 and has always emphasized his continuing education with teaching the game of golf. Mike has worked for multiple Charlotte area golf courses and served as the Director of Instruction for the Nike Golf Learning Centers and The First Tee Programs. Mikes best round of golf was a bogey free round of 65 (-7). His family resides in Concord with his wife Allison, daughter Caroline, and son Nicholas.
PGA Professional Charlie Roberts
Charlie Roberts, PGA Professional

A native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Roberts played four years of college golf, graduated with a Degree in Political Science, and turned professional in 1976.

He served as a golf professional in the communities of Midland & Jackson, Michigan and Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas, and was awarded “Professional of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year” in Texas before coming to Mooresville in 1993.

Charlie served as the Director of Golf at Mooresville Golf Club before retiring in 2014.  

Roberts and his wife, Roberta, have three children.

PGA Professional Jeremy Elliott
Jeremy Elliott, is the Head PGA Professional at the Mooresville Golf Course.

Born in Indiana, Elliott graduated from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration of Professional Golf Management.

He was elected into the Professional Golfers' Association in 1994. Elliott worked as an assistant golf professional at the Alamance Country Club before becoming the Head Golf Professional at Mooresville Golf Course in 1997.

Married with two daughters, Elliott has recorded a low score of 66 (with two perfect shots) at the Mooresville Golf Course.
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