Mike Wright

Class of 2020

Mike Wright

Golf Professional / Teacher


Mike Wright was born in San Antonio in 1962 and after only 18 months as an Assistant Professional at Shady Oaks Country Club he was appointed Head Professional at 23 years of age thanks in part to a recommendation by Ben Hogan.

He would go on to become one of the most respected professionals and teachers in the state for decades helping the careers of major champions on both the PGA and LPGA Tours

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Inductee Highlights


  • Appointed Head Professional at Shady Oaks (age 23) in 1986 with endorsement from Ben Hogan after 18 months as an Assistant Professional
  • Promoted to Director of Golf at Shady Oaks in 2000
  • Elected to PGA membership in 1986 at age 23
  • 11 Assistants promoted to Head Professional/General Manager positions
  • Instrumental in attracting/hosting the 2008 USGA Senior Amateur Championship
  • Featured in three commercials representing the Ben Hogan Company
  • Notable Students
    • Angela Stanford (one major, five-time Solheim Cup team member)
    • Gerina Piller (Olympian, three-time Solheim Cup team member)
    • Kristi McPhearson (Solheim Cup team member)
    • Cheyenne Knight (Won LPGA rookie of the year)
    • Chad Campbell (four PGA Tour wins, three-time Ryder Cup team member, three Korn Ferry wins)
    • Mark Brooks (seven PGA Tour wins, PGA Champion)
    • Cyril Bouniol (2010 DII National Champion)


  • 1993 & 2001 NTPGA Bill Strausbaugh award
  • 1994 Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) Merchandiser of the Year
  • 2004 NTPGA Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2007 finalist -PGA of America Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2011 NTPGA Teacher of the Year
  • Five Metro Chapter NTPGA awards
  • Ben Hogan Award for contributions to the game
  • Three Shady Oaks Assistant Professionals named NTPGA Assistant of the Year
  • Service
    Ben Hogan Foundation Co-founder
    • Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $835,000 in scholarships and has built one and is breaking ground on a second Ben Hogan Learning Center that has served over 50,000 children.
  • NTPGA and Metro Chapter PGA leadership roles
    • Committees Chaired - NTPGA Membership, Apprentice, Awards, Club Relations
    • Committees Served - Long Range Planning, Awards, Junior Golf, Apprentice, Membership:
  • PGA of America Served - Membership and Club Relation Committees
  • Ben Hogan Company Professional Board
  • The First Tee of Fort Worth
  • The Angela Stanford Foundation


  • 1983 Alamo Chapter PGA Assistants Match Play Championship Winner
  • Low section qualifier - 1992 National Club Professional Championship
  • 1997 NTPGA Major Championship Winner (The Classic)
  • 1998 NTPGA Pro/Pro Championship Winner
  • Captain - 2001 NTPGA Joe Black Cup Team
  • Three-time member - NTPGA Joe Black Cup Team
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