Instructors

PGA Professionals

 

Mike Mandakas, Owner-PGA Head Professional

Mike was born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and graduated from William Woods University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing while being a two sport athlete with Golf and Soccer. He has been a PGA Golf Professional since 2001 as he started his golf career working as an Assistant Pro at Desert Mountain Golf Club and made his way back to Chicago where he was the First Assistant Golf Professional at Medinah CC then the Head Golf Professional at Olympia Fields CC. Mike then opened his own Golf Academy, Chicago Players Club, where he managed and operated his facility before becoming the Director of Golf/VP at Golf Direct Now. Since 2012, Mike has also been the Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Saint Xavier University. Being a Taylor Made/Adidias Elite Staff Member since 2004, Mike’s experience has scaled to many different segments of the golf industry as he excels in Teaching, Coaching, Club Fitting, Corporate Event Management, Golf Fitness, and Merchandising.

To schedule lesson please contact Mike directly at: mikem@chicagoplayersclub.com

Lesson Rates:

($100)  60 Minutes

($55 )    30 Minutes

 

 

Brian Vaisnoras is a native of the Chicago golf area. He began his golf career as a caddy at Ruth Lake Country Club. He was a star player for Hinsdale South Hornets golf team in Darien, IL. He went on to study Professional Golf Management at Ferris State University. Brian worked as an Assistant PGA Professional at Burning Tree Country Club (Greenwich, CT) and PGA Teaching Professional at Huntington Country Club (Huntington, NY) before becoming the Head PGA Professional at Spring Lake Golf Club (Middle Island, NY). After several seasons in the Met Section, Brian decided to return to his roots, Chicago.

Brian still likes to compete in tournaments and brings that tournament experience to his instruction. One of Brian’s strengths is working with juniors and helping them develop a passion for golf.

To schedule a lesson contact Brian directly at   bvaisnoras@gmail.com   or  cell  630.303.2353

Lesson Rates:

($100)  60 Minutes

($55)     30 Minutes

 

Dr. Suttie has been teaching golf to all types of golfers for over 42 years. He has worked with pros on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and the Champions Tour. He has worked with beginners as well as your average player. His specialty is juniors as he as coached at four different universities.

Dr. Suttie tries to find the most natural way for each person to swing. To meet that goal he matches up those swing fundamentals and those physical factors that are biomechanically correct for each individual. He also specializes in working with golfers with physical problems. For example if you have a bad hip, knee or back, Dr. Suttie is the man to see in the U.S. Not only does he have a doctorate in this area but he suffers from these problems himself.

Presently, he is ranked the 18th best teacher in the U.S. by Golf Digest. He is also a top 100 Teacher on Golf Magazine’s list. He is ranked the #1 Teacher in Illionis.

He introduced high speed video into instruction in 1971. He has done teaching seminars all over the country and in Europe.

He is the teacher that teaches the teacher.

To schedule lesson please contact Dr. Suttie directly at: Jim@jimsuttie.com

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