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Recommend me a Chicagoland instructor.

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MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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I've been advised time and time again by experienced golfers that getting instructions from a professional will be the best way to improve my game, without developing bad habits.<br />
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I'm in Joliet btw.<br />
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Thank you.
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  • MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    Wow what a s*** forum.
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  • ScratchNotScratchNot Members  241WRX Points: 68Posts: 241 Fairways
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    I have been searching for years.....let me know when you find one.
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  • parmarkparmark Parmark Members  1472WRX Points: 174Posts: 1,472 Platinum Tees
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    A buddy worked with Jim Suttie when he was based out of Mistwood CC. He liked how things turned out but I know it wasn't cheap.You can look him up at jimsuttie.com. Might still be at Mistwood or over at Cog Hill.<br />
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    I've never found anyone in the area that really worked for me or solved my issues, but that's more on me I'm sure. Plus it's hard as I travel for work a bit, so thankful I found Monte and this forum.<br />
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    Another friend had a good experience over at Schaumburg Golf Club, with the woman instructor there , Peggy Ellsworth.<br />
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    Good luck.
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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members  1434WRX Points: 450Posts: 1,434 Platinum Tees
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    Yes, I was going to say the silence is deafening for a reason.
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  • ScratchNotScratchNot Members  241WRX Points: 68Posts: 241 Fairways
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    Went to a top rated Illinois instructor years ago and he set my game back a few years. Spent hundreds on lessons at St. Andrews but saw no improvement. Also went to the dude at Prairie Landing a few years ago..wasn't impressed. <br />
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    Bought 6 online lessons from the 'one who teaches golf' (can't name him otherwise they may shutdown this thread) a couple of years ago and am down to a single digit handicap. <br />
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    Tried to bring him to Chicagoland for a clinic last year and started a thread to gauge interest but the thread got shut down because they thought I was shilling for him.
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  • apprenti23apprenti23 ClubWRX  3885WRX Points: 2Posts: 3,885 Titanium Tees
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    Wow what a s*** forum.<br />
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    Great attitude- I have zero interest in wanting to provide you with any information whatsoever.
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  • MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    parmark wrote:
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    A buddy worked with Jim Suttie when he was based out of Mistwood CC. He liked how things turned out but I know it wasn't cheap.You can look him up at jimsuttie.com. Might still be at Mistwood or over at Cog Hill.<br />
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    I've never found anyone in the area that really worked for me or solved my issues, but that's more on me I'm sure. Plus it's hard as I travel for work a bit, so thankful I found Monte and this forum.<br />
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    Another friend had a good experience over at Schaumburg Golf Club, with the woman instructor there , Peggy Ellsworth.<br />
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    Good luck.<br />
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    $190/hour is a bit absurd.<br />
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    Thanks though.
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  • Grayback1973Grayback1973 Members  1950WRX Points: 94Posts: 1,950 Platinum Tees
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    OP,I live in Yorkville and work in Joliet.As others have said and I have been saying for years,it is very hard to find a descent instructor around here.The best instructors seem to be in the year-round golf states.<br />
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    There is a guy that teaches out at Olympia Fields named EA Tischler.You can YouTube him and see a lot of his stuff.He is quite pricey though.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21726WRX Points: 5,718Posts: 21,726 ClubWRX
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    Wow what a s*** forum.<br />
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    It's because great guys like parmark respond even when people take this useless attitude that it is actually an awesome forum.<br />
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21726WRX Points: 5,718Posts: 21,726 ClubWRX
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    parmark wrote:
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    A buddy worked with Jim Suttie when he was based out of Mistwood CC. He liked how things turned out but I know it wasn't cheap.You can look him up at jimsuttie.com. Might still be at Mistwood or over at Cog Hill.<br />
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    I've never found anyone in the area that really worked for me or solved my issues, but that's more on me I'm sure. Plus it's hard as I travel for work a bit, so thankful I found Monte and this forum.<br />
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    Another friend had a good experience over at Schaumburg Golf Club, with the woman instructor there , Peggy Ellsworth.<br />
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    Good luck.<br />
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    There is a sentence in there I'm just biting my cheek and smiling over, but I won't type what I'm thinking for a change. ;-)<br />
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    Hope you are getting time to play, we are drowned out around here.
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  • 2zlinks2zlinks Members  1433WRX Points: 115Posts: 1,433 Platinum Tees
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    Nice Mac, you don't get an answer within 6 hours and you insult the people you are wanting to help you. Good luck with that. Go dust off your participation awards, maybe rearrange them this time.
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  • JiggaJigga Members  431WRX Points: 92Posts: 431 Greens
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    Wow what a s*** forum.<br />
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    Wow what a s*** attitude. <br />
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    I'm going to respond so it may help others find great Chicagoland instruction. Three names come to mind: Patt Goss, Jeff Mory, and Sam McKenney. Goss is arguable one of the best short games instructors in the world. All three teach together for the Wildcat Golf Academy. If you are looking for a swing fix or tips, they aren't going to give them to you. Lots of fundelmetals, but they have groomed several D1 and tour pros. Goss is also Luke Donald's coach as well.
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6092WRX Points: 620Posts: 6,092 Titanium Tees
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    Jigga wrote:
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    Wow what a s*** forum.<br />
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    Wow what a s*** attitude. <br />
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    I'm going to respond so it may help others find great Chicagoland instruction. Three names come to mind: Patt Goss, Jeff Mory, and Sam McKenney. Goss is arguable one of the best short games instructors in the world. All three teach together for the Wildcat Golf Academy. If you are looking for a swing fix or tips, they aren't going to give them to you. Lots of fundelmetals, but they have groomed several D1 and tour pros. Goss is also Luke Donald's coach as well.<br />
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    Cant get in person private lessons from goss I thought? Only does short game schools
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  • saggysagsaggysag Members  442WRX Points: 51Posts: 442 Greens
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    I like Todd Sones and Kevin Weeks.<br />
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    Both are expensive and both are very good at what they do.
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  • MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    2zlinks wrote:
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    Nice Mac, you don't get an answer within 6 hours and you insult the people you are wanting to help you. Good luck with that. Go dust off your participation awards, maybe rearrange them this time.<br />
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    6 hours and 5 minutes.<br />
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    And I rearranged them last week pal.<br />
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    I think I'm going to contact Kevin Weeks.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21726WRX Points: 5,718Posts: 21,726 ClubWRX
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    2zlinks wrote:
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    Nice Mac, you don't get an answer within 6 hours and you insult the people you are wanting to help you. Good luck with that. Go dust off your participation awards, maybe rearrange them this time.<br />
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    6 hours and 5 minutes.<br />
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    And I rearranged them last week pal.<br />
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    I think I'm going to con tact Kevin Weeks.<br />
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    Hope he calls right back. <br />
    😥
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    parmark wrote:
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    A buddy worked with Jim Suttie when he was based out of Mistwood CC. He liked how things turned out but I know it wasn't cheap.You can look him up at jimsuttie.com. Might still be at Mistwood or over at Cog Hill.<br />
    <br />
    I've never found anyone in the area that really worked for me or solved my issues, but that's more on me I'm sure. Plus it's hard as I travel for work a bit, so thankful I found Monte and this forum.<br />
    <br />
    Another friend had a good experience over at Schaumburg Golf Club, with the woman instructor there , Peggy Ellsworth.<br />
    <br />
    Good luck.<br />
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    I heard recently that Suttie left Mistwood and is now at Conway Farms. However I don't have first hand knowledge of that.
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  • MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    2zlinks wrote:
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    Nice Mac, you don't get an answer within 6 hours and you insult the people you are wanting to help you. Good luck with that. Go dust off your participation awards, maybe rearrange them this time.<br />
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    6 hours and 5 minutes.<br />
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    And I rearranged them last week pal.<br />
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    I think I'm going to con tact Kevin Weeks.<br />
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    Hope he calls right back.<br />
    &#55357;&#56869;<br />
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    Well played.<br />
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    Perhaps he'll listen to my voicemail 70 times before calling me back.
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  • Grayback1973Grayback1973 Members  1950WRX Points: 94Posts: 1,950 Platinum Tees
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    Mac,let me know how Kevin Weeks is.You can send me a PM if you don't mind.I'm always open to trying someone new around here if somebody else has a good experience.
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  • Precis1onPrecis1on Members  155WRX Points: 74Posts: 155 Fairways
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    Haven't really run into any great instructors here, but there are some new names that I haven't heard of flying around this thread. Pay attention to what they say and ideally make sure you know what's good information and what's bad information. If you have any questions about what they show you, I'm certain there are many people and instructors on wrx that can validate for you. Most likely you'll even get a faster response because people from everywhere can respond, not just the people from the Chicago region <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />.
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6092WRX Points: 620Posts: 6,092 Titanium Tees
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    I've been to Kevin several times. He's a very good instructor/coach. Stays on top of latest info but has old school knowledge as well. I'd say he does have some preferences but will help you any way you swing.
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  • Grayback1973Grayback1973 Members  1950WRX Points: 94Posts: 1,950 Platinum Tees
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    Redjeep83 wrote:
    I've been to Kevin several times. He's a very good instructor/coach. Stays on top of latest info but has old school knowledge as well. I'd say he does have some preferences but will help you any way you swing.
    did you ever go and see EA tischler for a lesson? I know you were interested last year at some point.
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6092WRX Points: 620Posts: 6,092 Titanium Tees
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    Redjeep83 wrote:
    I've been to Kevin several times. He's a very good instructor/coach. Stays on top of latest info but has old school knowledge as well. I'd say he does have some preferences but will help you any way you swing.
    did you ever go and see EA tischler for a lesson? I know you were interested last year at some point.<br />
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    Nope never did
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  • MacAttack828MacAttack828 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    Will being left-handed effect anything?
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21726WRX Points: 5,718Posts: 21,726 ClubWRX
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    Will being left-handed effect anything?<br />
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    Probably. Kevin's range is right handed golfer oriented, so he'll be standing behind your back at address, but there's a mirror on the other side.
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  • q-schoolq-school Members  481WRX Points: 96Posts: 481 Greens
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    I've been to Todd sones. Not nearly as good as monte. <br />
    Ymmv<br />
    Jmo<br />
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Will being left-handed effect anything?<br />
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    Probably. Kevin's range is right handed golfer oriented, so he'll be standing behind your back at address, but there's a mirror on the other side.
    Just keep firing away Hawkeye! You're on a roll.....lol
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21726WRX Points: 5,718Posts: 21,726 ClubWRX
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Will being left-handed effect anything?<br />
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    Probably. Kevin's range is right handed golfer oriented, so he'll be standing behind your back at address, but there's a mirror on the other side.
    Just keep firing away Hawkeye! You're on a roll.....lol<br />
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    I better quit. I figured it had been forty minutes and he would be demanding a response. ;-)
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  • gamesgames Argue for your limitations and they are yours. Des MoinesMembers  1982WRX Points: 313Posts: 1,982 Platinum Tees
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    2zlinks wrote:
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    Nice Mac, you don't get an answer within 6 hours and you insult the people you are wanting to help you. Good luck with that. Go dust off your participation awards, maybe rearrange them this time.<br />
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    6 hours and 5 minutes.<br />
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    And I rearranged them last week pal.<br />
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    I think I'm going to contact Kevin Weeks.<br />
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    Go see Suttie. You two deserve each other...
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6092WRX Points: 620Posts: 6,092 Titanium Tees
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    I've been to sones one time as well, didn't really care for it and was super expensive for 45 minutes and he doesn't go over that time either
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