Mike’s career has spanned more than 44 years as both a player and instructor. He has worked alongside many of the game’s greats. His students have included multiple PGA and LPGA Tour players, as well as celebrities and prominent political figures throughout the world. Mike began as an instructor working with Jim Flick at the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools (1991-2002). He also served as Director of Instruction for the Jack Nicklaus Golf Center in Japan (1992-1995).
Mike is currently serving as a consultant to TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Worldwide (since 2002), plus he holds the positions as Worldwide Instruction Director of Jack Nicklaus Golf Academies and the PGA Director of Instruction for Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mike was named the National PGA Teacher of the Year in 2011 and 2017 Southwest Section US PGA Teacher of the Year most recently. He has shared his expertise as a guest lecturer at the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, multiple national corporate functions and as a guest instructor for Golf Channel. Malaska’s instruction expertise has been featured in numerous publications including Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and PGA Magazine.