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Golf Instructor in Chicago

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Does anyone suggest and good golf swing teachers/instructors in the Chicagoland area? I am looking for a good teacher that I can go to that would help my swing rather than teach the basics. THanks<br />


  • apprenti23apprenti23 ClubWRX  3885WRX Points: 2Posts: 3,885 Titanium Tees
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    Which part of Chicagoland BZ (d-town, north burbs, etc)? There are LOTS of good instructors in IL.
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  • landsharklandshark Members  903WRX Points: 90Posts: 903 Golden Tee
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    if you are interested in a Brian Manzella authorized instructor, find Jim Kobylinski. Not sure of his number, but you could check out Manzella's website and get it.
  • bradzimbradzim Members  94WRX Points: 58Posts: 94 Fairways
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    im downtown but can travel to the burbs without a problem
  • pm4610pm4610 Members  368WRX Points: 64Posts: 368 Greens
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    +2 for Jim Kobylinski
  • Chicago LeftyChicago Lefty Lefty Boomers  1654WRX Points: 50Posts: 1,654 Platinum Tees
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    Dan Kochevar and Dick Raber (Jim Hardy certified instructor) are both very good. Lmk if you need contact info.
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    Robert Gamble at Golf Tec. You wont be disappointed. I live in Missouri and travel to go see him because hes the best Ive ever been to. <br />
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  • matt70286matt70286 Members  401WRX Points: 98Handicap: 3Posts: 401 Greens
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    Todd Sones Impact Golf School in Vernon Hills is excellent. Just hop on I-94 to Route 60 (it's not far from the highway). Although I have never taken a private lesson from Todd, as his rate is about $200 per hour, I have taken lessons from his assistant, Michael Kline, with great results.
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  • TaylorMadeAP25TaylorMadeAP25 Members  670WRX Points: 1Posts: 670 Golden Tee
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    Blarger wrote on 28 March 2010 - 06:17 PM:
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    [color="#333333"]I am an instructor based in the Chicago area. I am just starting a golf teaching business here and will give you or any other local members a free 1-hour lesson in return for your feedback. I love to teach and believe golf is made out to be way too complicated and intimidating for beginners. As part of the lesson I take video and forward you the files for your records. Here is one of my students, making big progress after his first one hour lesson: [url=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/user/ricephilx&quot;]http://www.youtube.com/user/ricephilx[/url] [/color]<br />
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    [color="#333333"]I teach at Riedy's Tee Time, in Lisle. Let me know if interested! [/color]<br />
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    [color="#333333"]-Chris[/color]<br />
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    you might want to invest in a tripod...
  • str8hitterstr8hitter Members  19WRX Points: 0Posts: 19
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    I can recommend Justin Bentley at GolfTec Des Plaines. Definitely knows his stuff and has a good teaching style.
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    Brian King at Prairie Landing. Great guy, knows his stuff.
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    The best I have found is John Gagliano at the Golf Galaxy in Schaumburg. Not the classic place to look, but if you have any baseball background, like I do, he puts everything in the perfect terminology for you. I had the shanks in a bad bad way with every iron I hit this time last year and one lesson fixed me right up. I just stopped by on Friday and I am going to book with him in a week or two.
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  • tokilicioustokilicious Members  1WRX Points: 10Posts: 1 Starters
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    +1 for Justin Bentley at GOLFTEC Des Plaines. Very good technical knowledge and understanding of biomechanics. He teaches a more modern swing style (Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Colin Morikawa) rather than a more traditional swing style (Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo). So far it’s worked for me quite well.

  • indianagolf2indianagolf2 Members  204WRX Points: 39Posts: 204 Fairways
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    Lots of good suggestions for sure. Todd sones assistant is very good.


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