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Mickey Herron
Mickey Herron
Title: Head Golf Coach
Phone: 508-505-5120
Email: mherron@bentley.edu

The 2013-14 academic year will mark the fourth year for long-time New England PGA golf professional as head golf coach at Bentley University.

During his first three seasons, the Falcons qualified for the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic regional annually and improved on their previous season's effort each time. Bentley placed 17th in 2011, 13th the following year and 10th last season. During that time frame, the team's stroke average also improved annually.

During the 2011-12 season, Bentley captured the Northeast-10-10 Academic Team Excellence Award for golf, becoming one of only three teams in the 16-team, 23-sport conference that won an NE-10 championship while also compiling the highest GPA of all the teams competing in that sport within the conference.

Last year, Bentley was one of 18 Division II teams that earned Farmers Insurance All-Academic team accolades from the Golf Coaches Association of America, and both Matt Michel and Dan McQueen were chosen for Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America honors in the men's at-large category.

Herron's first season at the helm was highlighted by a marked improvement in overall scoring. The team's total stroke average was 1.3 strokes better than the prior season (79.5 as compared to 80.8), and it marked the first time in Bentley history that the golf team had five players average in the 70s for the entire season.

Herron's tenure has included five tournament championships, including the 2011 New England Championships at The Captains Golf Club in Brewster and the 2011 Northeast-10 Championships.

In addition to his coaching duties, Herron serves as the New England PGA Tournament Manager for both the Cape Cod and Rhode Island chapters. He is currently president of the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association and the NE-10 golf coach liaison. Herron works as a rules official for both the NEPGA junior tour and the Cape Cod Junior Golf Association. He also has been a longtime chair of interviewing committee for the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund – a Massachusetts based financial assistance organization which aids college bound youth who work in the golf industry in the commonwealth.

Herron has won the Dutch Wessner Award seven times – emblematic of player of the year within the Cape Cod PGA region.  He has played in three PGA Tour events, six National Club Professional championships and three Senior National Club Pro championships. He has won six Cape Cod PGA Stroke Play championships and seven match play championships. Herron lost in a playoff in the 2008 NEPGA Seniors Championship. He has been cited for the NEPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award (2007), the Cape Cod PGA Professional of the Year Award (2005) and the Cape Cod PGA Teacher of the Year Award (1997). In addition, he's authored numerous articles on golf design and instruction for several New England publications.

Herron, who earned to PGA membership in 1982, is the former Director of Golf at several New England golf facilities. He played for both the Macalester College golf team (NAIA) and the University of Pennsylvania golf team (Div I) in the mid-70’s. 

THE HERRON RECORD

Year

Tournaments

Wins

Top-5

New Englands

NE-10 
Champ.

2010-11

13

0

10

13th

5th

2011-12

13

3

9

1st

1st

2012-13

11

2

7

11th

4th

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