GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness VP honored by Golf Range Magazine. Mike Malaska recognized for instructional excellence.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (January 30, 2014) – The Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) recently announced in “Golf Range Magazine” that it had named Mike Malaska, Vice President of GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness, as one of the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals.

As a PGA member and teaching professional, Malaska’s career has spanned 38 years, including both instructional and playing experience. As one of the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals, Malaska joins other golf instructors and industry professionals whose achievements stand above the rest and help to grow the sport.

He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and accolades throughout his career, and in 2011, he was named PGA National Teacher of the Year. Since 2000 he has ranked among “Golf Digest’s” America’s 50 Greatest Teachers and is currently listed as number 15 in the nation.

Malaska is Vice President of GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness, a revolutionary concept that offers unlimited golf and fitness to individuals and families at an affordable price. Training and coaching programs conceived and developed by Malaska are available at GreatLIFE facilities across the Upper Midwest.

“Through our partnership with Mike, GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness has developed the ‘Play Everything’™ model,” said Tom Walsh, Sr., President. “This model teaches people, especially kids, to develop motion skills that relate to many sports and activities.”

Malaska is also the Director of Instruction at Superstition Mountain Golf Club and Las Sendas Golf Club in Arizona, and Worldwide Director for Jack Nicklaus Golf Academies.

GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness, established in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013, brings together golf, fitness and recreation to enrich the lives of families. With unlimited access for members, the company is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality throughout the region. For more information, visit

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