Micah Destival is in his 2nd year as the RedTail's Men's Golf Coach. He's been a member of the Professional Golf
Association (PGA) since 2014, a three-time qualifier for the Iowa Cup (2014-2016). When not coaching/in the
golf shop his professional playing experience has included wins at numerous Iowa PGA events, including the
2013 Prairie Meadows Pro-Am, 2013 Skip Holton Pro-Am Pro Division, 2014 Pro-Junior Championship, 2015
Foursome Match Play, 2015 Cobra/Puma East-West Open Division, the 2017 Iowa PGA Tournament of
Champions and runner up in the 2017 Cleveland/Srixon Journey to Better Tournament at Pebble Beach.
"It is my goal to have student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the course. I want to help everyone who comes here to receive the most out of the Hawkeye experience, achieve their own personal goals and move them on to the next step in their lives whether that is going into the workforce or transferring to a 4-year program to continue their education and hopefully athletic careers."
Micah's teaching philosophy is that there is no one way to properly swing a golf club (impact is everything) and
having a good setup/grip at address and proper take away will help you achieve this whether you swing flat or
upright. It is his goal to help you improve tempo to achieve smooth, efficient power so there is minimal effort
for maximumdistance (that's where the tour guys hang out).
Coach Destival is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State and aside from golf enjoys playing in a band, watching his sons play sports and traveling. Micah and his family currently reside in Dike, Iowa.