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Downers Grove Golf Galaxy

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(630) 916-9425

1306 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL, 60515 USA
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Chris Robertson

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Elmhurst, IL

Turned Professional: 1989

Career Highlights:

Prior to coming to Golf Galaxy I was a graduate of Florida’s Golf Academy of the South and a Teaching Professional at Fresh Meadows Golf Practice Center 1995-2000. My prior teaching experience also includes being an Assistant Golf Professional at White Eagle G.C, Royal Fox C.C, and Prairie Landing G.C.

Teaching Principles:

The basics are the key to improving your game, whether you’re an advanced player or a beginner. I will help you build a foundation for great play with a proper grip, good pre-shot routine, set-up and alignment. A lesson with me includes the use simple drills to promote feel and V1 video technology to provide a visual of proper position and motion.

Fairview Heights Golf Galaxy

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(618) 398-6561

17 Plaza Dr.
Fairview Heights, IL, 62208 USA
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Chris Jones

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Granite City, IL

Turned Professional: 2013

Career Highlights:

  • 19 years of experience in the golf industry running retail stores (13 years of teaching golf).
  • Licensed teacher certification in the State of Illinois

Teaching Principles:

Properly struck golf shots are a result of solid fundamentals; Grip, Posture, Alignment, swing Plane and Impact Position. The best teachers are able to trace problems back to the origin and correct the issues quickly without creating more problems through the correction.

Naperville Golf Galaxy

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(630) 416-3772

1931 Glacier Park Ave.
Naperville, IL, 60540 USA
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John Gagliano

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Turned Professional: 1987

Career Highlights:

  • Two Time MVP Chicago State University
  • National Finalist at the Oldsmobile Scramble in Orlando, Florida

Teaching Principles:

I desire to help each student reach their maximum potential and enjoyment in the game of golf. In order to do so, I use the best swing analysis technology available so that you can learn visually and remember what you learned long after our lesson.

Orland Park Golf Galaxy

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(708) 364-0374

15756 S LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL, 60462 USA
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Ken Buss

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Greenup, IL

Turned Professional: n/a

Career Highlights:

  • Played in two western opens
  • Numerous IL opens
  • National finalist olds scramble
  • 6 times played in national club pro championship
  • 1992 midwest teacher of the year

Teaching Principles:

Stress basics grip posture turn and weight shift like to work with both new players to pros also stress practice of short game and putting.

Skokie Golf Galaxy

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(847) 324-0890

4831 Golf Road, Suite B
Skokie, IL, 60077 USA
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Peter Heydecker

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL

Turned Professional: 2006

Career Highlights:

  • Taught over 11,000 lessons in career
  • 2006, 2008 Outstanding Achievement Instruction award winner

Teaching Principles:

With our launch monitor data we can more accurately assess ball flight vs. being on a driving range. This, along with video analysis, makes it the ideal situation for a golfer to improve. All you have to do is schedule a lesson and you will start to see improvement!

Vernon Hills Golf Galaxy

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(847) 549-1675

555 E. Townline Rd. #9
Vernon Hills, IL, 60061 USA
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John Mueller

On Staff PGA Professional

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Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Turned Professional: 1988

Career Highlights:

  • 18 years teaching experience-11 years with Dr. Jim Suttie (Top 10 teacher in America)
  • Worked with players on the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tours
  • Most well-known students include Lou Graham (1975 US Open Champion), Johnny Bulla, and Jane Park (2004 Women's Amateur Champion)
  • Numerous celebrities.

Teaching Principles:

Most important items are Grip, Posture, and Alignment. I teach according to your body type, and I do not teach a "method". Each player has a unique physical structure and flexibility. I prefer to take the swing you bring and maximize your potential rather than try creating a swing that does not naturally fit your body. I work around the students’ existing ball flight and distance capability taking intermediate steps to a build a better long-term golf game that stays with you.