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Ben Nelson


PGA Crest

SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction - Lombard, Lombard, IL

About Ben

I had a golf club in my hands before I could walk and I've been fortunate enough to be able to play this great game my whole life. I played on the high school golf team and eventually went to NC State to get my degree in PGA Golf Management. Since then, I have worked as a Coach, Golf Club Product Tester, Golf Club Developer, Golf Club Fitter, and Merchandise Manager.

I have now been teaching full-time for more than 4 years and have helped 100's of students improve their game.

I like to keep things simple with students and focus on the cause and effect relationship of the golf swing.



Begin your journey
Ben's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type




Playing with disabilities




Session Type


Ben's Facilities

SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction - Lombard

Lombard IL

SMART Golf & Fitness is the ultimate golf game improvement facility. Everything do everything we know will help improve your game including Golf Instruction, Golf Focused Personal Fitness Training, and Golf Club Fitting. Our facility is built around setting realistic expectations for improvement and helping you get better in a long lasting and sustainable way. If you want to improve your game for the long haul, there's no where else better.

*Coaching available to public

350 E 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148

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