Golf Instructors


Mike Sullivan
Director of Instruction
Mike Sullivan Golf School at 401 Par Golf
Raleigh, NC

Mike began his golf career in 1997 at Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs FL. Mike was the primary teacher for men, women and junior golf instruction. Mike also had the opportunity to work with many retired golfers as well as aspiring professionals who frequent the Florida mini-tours.

Before moving to North Carolina, Mike was the Director of the Golf Advantage School, a teaching facility located at one of the largest private country clubs in the United States. In addition to private lessons and group instruction, Mike also ran a large junior golf program that involved instruction as well as tournament competition.

Specifically, some of Mike’s qualifications include:

  • Over 18 years of golf teaching experience
  • Former Director of the Golf Advantage School, in Houston, TX.
  • Titleist Certified Clubfitter
  • Graduate of The Golf Academy of the South

“When working with any golfer, my objective is to help the player achieve the goals that they set for themselves. I don’t believe that any one teaching method is best for every golfer.  I teach players the essential skills that are required to play great golf .”
~ Mike Sullivan
Click here to view testimonials from Mike’s students!

pat for sliderPat Thomas
MSGS Certified Golf Instructor
Mike Sullivan Golf School
Raleigh, NC

With five years of golf teaching experience in private sessions as well as groups, Pat Thomas continues to help golfers of all ability levels enjoy the game.  Pat moved to Raleigh from Upstate New York to pursue his love of golf.  As a player himself, Pat knows what it takes to improve every aspect of someones game to the point of shooting sub-par rounds.  Pat’s diplomatic and calm demeanor is one of his students’ favorite qualities.


Lee Velez

MSGS Certified Golf Instructor
Mike Sullivan Golf School
Raleigh, NC

Lee graduated from NC State with honors in 2016, with a degree in Public and Interpersonal Communication and a concentration in athletic coaching. Lee has always enjoyed playing sports, and enjoys the fusion of physical skills with the philosophy of martial arts he learned growing up. He focuses on helping students of all abilities levels identify and reach goals. As a serious player who came to the game of golf in his 30s, Lee understands the mental challenge beginning golfers can face. Lee has a very open and friendly personality and the ability to make all students, especially juniors and beginners, feel comfortable and motivated. He is especially helpful in teaching short game techniques. His main goal is to help the average golfer better enjoy the game and get more out of it through quality instruction and focused, purposeful practice.