About

Meet Mike Diffley


I have been the Head Golf Professional at the Pelham Country Club since 1988. A graduate of St. John’s University, and one of 2 golfers selected to be in the Athletic Hall of Fame. Before heading to St. John's I attended Christ the King High School in Queens, NY where I grew up. I began my professional career playing on the Florida Mini-Tours as well as the Sunshine Tour in South Africa in the mid 1980′s. I worked as an Assistant Professional at Nassau CC and Cherry Valley Club both in Long Island, NY, and was the Head Professional at Kissena Park in Queens for one season before I came to Pelham.

PGA Honors

Metropolitan PGA
- 1991 Merchandiser of the Year
- 2013 Teacher of the Year
- 2016 Horton Smith Award (Education)

Golf Digest Best in State Teachers
- 2013-14
- 2015-16
- 2017-18


Notable Finishes

  • - 1976 NYC Junior Champion
  • 1981 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Champion
  • - 1982 Big East Conference Champion
  • 1982 Ike Champion
  • - 1982 Metropolitan Amateur (Runner-Up)
  • - 1991 Metropolitan Open Champion
  • - 1992 Westchester PGA Champion
  • - 2001 Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Champion
- 2013 Metropolitan PGA Senior Match Play Champion

Notable Qualifiers

  • - USGA / 1976 Junior / 1979,1980,1981 Public Links / 2010 Senior Open (Sahalee CC in Seattle, WA)
  • - PGA Tour / 1990, 1992 Buick Classic (Westchester CC in Rye, NY)
  • - PGA of America / 5 National Club Professional Championships / 2 Senior Club Professional Championships / 2011 Senior PGA Championship (Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY)

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