Did You Know?

Wake-up time
Did you know that Mike's alarm clock is set at 5:30 a.m. sharp on most days?

Average clubhead speed
Did you know that Mike's average clubhead speed is almost 100 mph while the average person's speed is 84 mph?

Did you know that Mike's inspirations are his parents and the "Big 5" (Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam & Seve Ballesteros - the dominating European Ryder Cup players in the late 80´s - early 90´s, all born within 12 months of time in the same year)?

Perfect day
Did you know Mike's perfect day is to walk with his partner and dogs, go SCUBA diving and snowboarding, play golf and win the WSOP Main Event in the same day?

Favorite movie
Did you know that one of Mike's favorite movies is Happy Gilmore? He protected the movie´s star Adam Sandler a couple of years ago when he was working for MTV Networks Germany and Sandler visited the station during his promotional tour.

Biggest challenge
Did you know that Mike's biggest challenge is to become a better player tomorrow?

Proudest moment
Did you know that one of Mike's proudest moment was winning the Fridays Open at BGC Stolper Heide just one day after his grandfather had died?

Did you know that Mike's retreat is to go with his dogs for hours?

Favorite soundtrack
Did you know that Mike's favorite soundtracks are Reggae, Reggaeton and Rock?

Fondest memory
Did you know that Mike's fondest memory was riding his bike and skateboard all the time?

First job
Did you know that Mike's first job was as a temporary worker for a rent-a-car company?

Did you know that Mike's indulgence is to spend his time with his domestic partner Anja and his four pets?

Did you know that Mike is an avid poker player, too? His favorite versions of the card game are Pot-Limit Omaha and PLO/8 and one of his biggest achievements in poker was finishing in the money during the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) presented by PokerStars when he cashed for more than $540 in Event #4, a $320 PLO tournament with more than 1,800 entries after he had won a $9 satellite to this event. He is also a two-time Berlin Series of Poker (BSOP) main event champion, winning this coveted title back-to-back in 2009 & 2010.

Did you know that Mike's first car was - of course - a Volkswagen GOLF II 1.3 CL and that his current car is - of course - a VW GOLF, too? Since 2011 he drives to the courses with a VW GOLF V 1.6 FSI.

Did you know that Mike´s nickname "Massive" was initially given by former ICON Club and now Gretchen Club Berlin owner Lars Döring? Lars started to call Mike Massive due to his "Massive Dread" apparel he used to wear at that time. Later Mike used it also for his DnB DJ career, always playing as "Junglist Soldier Mike Massive".

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