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Bill Abrams, PGA

Director of Coaching and Player Services


PGA Crest

Crete, IL
Balmoral Woods Golf Club

About Bill

Bill Abrams PGA PGA Member since 1993, experienced as a high energy, multi-award winning players’ coach and advisor. Results based, holistic coaching that produces lasting consistency and desired results. Coaching the entire player while appreciating their personality and situation is a hallmark. “I teach people, not systems”. “I listen intently to your needs and goals to develop a game plan for success”. Mentored by and a disciple of the legendary instructor Jimmy Ballard Stress solid fundamentals and mindset to create a happy golf loving player. Effective and efficient short game and putting techniques to enhance and simplify scoring Focus is placed on total player improvement – “it’s all about you getting better” Continually develop juniors into high school and collegiate competitors. Coached numerous players of all levels to exceed expectations and goals. "You will never get worse before you get better"

Awards 2019 IPGA Teacher of the Year 2018, 2017, 2004 CIPGA Teacher of the Year 2017 Future Champions Top 50 Junior Elite Coach 2015 IPGA Professional of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 GRAA Top 50 Growth of Game Professional 2012, 2005 CIPGA Professional of the Year 2010 IPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award 2010 USKids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher
2008, 2009, 2010 USKids Golf Top 50 Teacher 2005 IPGA Horton Smith Award Member of PGA Magazine Teaching and Clubfitting Advisory Board

"Specializing in makings players smile"

Certifications: Blast Golf Foresight Launch Monitor Eyeline Golf Putting Coach PING Certified Clubfitting Ambassador USKids Level 2 Certified Coach Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach BodiTrak Pressure Tracking



Bill in Action

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Bill's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities


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Skills & Tools

Improve with Bill.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Bill's Facilities

Balmoral Woods Golf Club

Crete IL


Player friendly public access facility

*Coaching available to public


26732 S Balmoral Woods Dr, Crete, IL 60417-6318

Pembroke Pines FL


Public Access Facility

*Coaching available to public


110 Grand Palms Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027-1300

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