LaBauve Golf at Talking Stick


We all have our own gauge of what “great golf “means to us.   But think about it…No matter how you play now…

Wouldn’t it be awesome to take 5 shots of your score?

It would feel GREAT!!!!

That’s our mission at LaBauve Golf.

Together we will help you build an efficient swing.You’ll find the perfect “golf playground” for improvement with us at Talking Stick.Experience speed training to maximize your distance and enhance your natural athletic motion.Walk away with a more dependable short game and the ability to make the putts you should make.Get command of your wedges.Have more fun playing smarter and scoring lower on the course.


To get your “Go To Game Plan” to play great golf and to schedule lessons, contact Mike and Sandy directly…

Mike LaBauve
(602) 549-9548

Sandy LaBauve
(602) 538-6728

Mike & Sandy LaBauve

Meet Mike LaBauve

Director of LaBauve Golf at Talking Stick Golf Club

Mike was first introduced to advance teaching techniques by Jack Lumpkin in 1981 in Pinehurst, NC. He worked as Jack's assistant and became a Director for the Golf Digest schools. He also assisted Hank Haney with the Pinehurst Golf Advantage Schools. Jim Hardy brought Mike to the Phoenix area in 1984 where he became a prominent teacher and player. He was awarded the Player of the Year for the Southwest Section of the PGA and Teacher of the Year numerous times. Since then he has elevated his teaching, helping players at all competitive levels. He is a former college golfer from LSU in Baton Rouge and is driven to see students play better golf.


  • Class A Member of the PGA
  • Instructor for the Golf Digest Schools 1990-2002
  • Golf Digest Magazine Top 50 Instructor over 20 years
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher over 20 years
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher in Arizona 2020
  • Southwest Section Teacher of the Year
  • Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • Featured Speaker at National PGA Teaching & Coaching Summits

Coached numerous competitive players including:

  • Players on PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, PGA Seniors, and Futures Tours
  • Winner of 2011 Open on the PGA Tour, Bryce Molder
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: Keith Clearwater, 1987
  • PGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Howard Twitty, 1993
  • LPGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Chris Johnson, 1997
  • 2 USGA Women's Amateur Champions: Grace Park, 1998 & Amanda Blumenhurst, 2008

Meet Sandy LaBauve

Co-Director of LaBauve Golf at Talking Stick Golf Club

Sandy has been teaching golf for over 30 years.  Her teaching career has been greatly influenced by the long line of golf professionals in her family including her father, Jack Lumpkin and husband, Mike LaBauve.  In fact the National Golf Foundation named Sandy’s family Golf Family of the Year in 2000.  She played college golf at the University of Georgia and authored a book, Shave 10 Strokes in 12 Days


  • Class A Member of the PGA and LPGA
  • Instructor for Golf Digest Schools 1998-2002
  • Founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher over 15 years
  • Golf Digest Top 50 Female Golf Instructor over 5 years
  • Top 50 LPGA Instructor in 2020
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher in Arizona 2020
  • Dorothy Pease Award for AWGA 2019
  • Ellen Griffin LPGA National Award 2017
  • Nancy Lopez LPGA National Award 2017
  • Inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame  2010
  • PGA National Junior Golf Leader Award 
  • PGA Tour Card Walker Award

Private Lessons available on course and on the west practice tee.

Mike LaBauve
$275. Per hour
3-Pack of Lessons $750

Sandy LaBauve
$175. Per hour
3-Pack of Lessons $450

Semi private:  $35. per person for each additional student.

Other custom group programs available upon request directly through Mike and Sandy.

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