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Improve your game at MTS Golf Academy

With TPI Certified Instructor and Titleist Ambassador Michael Tomoya Smith

Michael Tomoya Smith playing golf

About Me

Michael Tomoya-Smith

Currently based at Umesato Country Club in the Yokohama area, I have been teaching golf for the last 20 years (15 years in Japan).


I started playing golf in Australia at the age of 5 and it has been my passion ever since. I have competed at the Junior, Amateur and Professional level. In my travels, I have been fortunate to have learned my skills from some of the very best players and instructors worldwide.


I am a TPI Certified and U.S. Kids Golf Certified coach, and I am fluent in both English and Japanese. I am also a qualified Titleist fitting specialist and can assist you with club fitting at our dedicated fitting studio at Umesato Country Club.

Let me help you improve your game with what I’ve learned!

Lesson レッスン

Adult Private Lesson

1-2 People

Private lesson for adults. 30 min and 60 min sessions available. Prices start from ¥3,850.

Junior Private Lesson

1-2 People

Junior lessons are specially tailored for children 15 years and under. Michael is a U.S. Kids Golf and TPI certified coach. Prices start from ¥2,750.

Group/Corporate Lesson

3-4 People

Ideal for those looking to book a group session with business colleagues or clients. Prices start from ¥10,980.

Family Lesson

2-4 People

Golf is a fun and healthy activity for the whole family. Michael can create a custom lesson to suit the level of each family member. Prices start from ¥6,600.

Student Testimonials

Our 11 year old son has been taking Coach Michael’s private lessons for 5 years. Michael is a friendly, enthusiastic coach. We greatly appreciate his creative instruction and warm encouragement that positively motivates our son.




Certified Coach


TPI Certified 

Level 1


TPI Certified

Level 2 Junior


Positive Coaching Alliance

Double-Goal Coach Certified

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Titleist Fitting Specialist

Titleist Fitting Studio & Store

(Umesato Country Club)

Umesato Country Club Yokohama

Lesson Times

Wednesday 14:00 - 20:00            
Friday 14:00 - 20:00  
Saturday 9:00 - 18:00     
Sunday 9:00 - 18:00   

Contact Me

Get in touch today to schedule a lesson with MTS Golf Academy.

Umesato Country Club

3 Chome-18-4 Hiyoshi, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-0061, Japan


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