The Lion

He has the swing.  He has the desire. He even has the name:  The Lion. That's what Michael Balcar calls himself.  And why is that?  "Lions eat tigers,'' he replies.

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Michael's Family

In fall 1995, Robert Balcar, a Toledo dentist, traveled to Florida for a tournament. There he met an ESPN producer, whom he told about his son. The producer asked for a videotape of Michael in action, which he ran on ESPN alongside a tape of his father's swing. They were identical.  The company that made Michael's plastic clubs was so pleased with the exposure that it shipped him a miniature golf cart. 22 years old, and the kid had his first endorsement.

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Professional Tournaments: 

Wins (Sault Ste. Marie Invitational, Oklahoma Open, Worthington Cup, Tigertown Open)

Scoring Average=69.73 (2016) 69.00 (2017)

Lowest competitive round 62=-10 (PGA Latinamerican tour qualifier, Estrella Del Mar) 

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In addition to our Sponsors, the team behind Michael includes:

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