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Sherri McDonald and Michael Michaelides
Courtesy of The Golf Channel; used with permission
Michael Michaelides and Sherri McDonald are collegiate golf coaches at rival schools, and also work at rival golf clubs. They are, in other words, friendly rivals.
- Birth Date: 1/18/78
- Current Residence: East Elmhurst, N.Y.
- Hometown: Whitestone, N.Y.
- College: Long Island University
- Family: Married
- Occupation: Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Long Island University / Head Golf Professional/Lead Instructor for Simductive Golf at Mercer County Golf Academy (Trenton, N.J.)
- Three words to describe teammate: Genuine, Fun, Competitive
- Birth Date: 4/17/73
- Current Residence: Lambertville, N.J.
- Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
- College: Penn State University
- Family: Single
- Occupation: Head Women's Golf Coach at Monmouth University / Lead Instructor at Eagle Ridge Golf Club (Lakewood, N.J.)
- Three words to describe teammate: Driven, Confident, Wild
McDonald played collegiate golf at Penn State, and wanted to pursue a professional career but back problems - and problems finding sponsors - prevented her from pursuing the tour. She became head coach of the women's golf team at Monmouth University
Michaelides was the two-time team MVP on the men's golf team at Long Island University, the school where he now coaches the men's and women's golf teams. He has experience playing the mini-tours, and has worked at various clubs and courses including Bethpage.