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Bob Dickman, PGA

PGA Crest

Lake Forest, IL
Willowhill Golf Course, Northbrook, IL

About Bob

Robert Dickman 2016 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year Robert Dickman's students achieve and exceed their highest potential in golf because Bob has the ability to coach them into their natural movement pattern. Bob customizes each players swing and designs a program specifically for them. Using specialized technologies and his keen eye Bob can diagnose a problem and use all 4 steps of motor learning to lead them through it..

Since graduation in 1984 the former Northern Illinois University golf team captain has dedicated his career to understanding and communicating the game of golf. As a player Bob was the Illinois PGA Assistant Professional Player of the Year in 1985, 1986 and 1987 and twice qualified for the National Club Professional Tournament. He went on over the next twenty years to serve as the Head Golf professional at Old Warson Country Club ( host of the PGA Ryder Cup Matches) and Glen View Club ( US Open Host). He is the 2016 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year and has been nominated for the Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year 7 times. Currently Bob is a Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Golf Professional, Junior Coach, and Biomechanist. As a long time member of Titleist Advisory Staff and winner of Titleist Top 100 Global Fitting Accounts 5 times, players have sought Bob's fitting advice as readily as his instruction.

Whether a professional, competitive amateur, mid to high handicapper, or junior player, Bob will use his wealth of knowledge and experience to elevate your game. Bob has instructed thousands of golfers of all levels and walks of life in his 30 years of coaching. Bob's students have won over 45 events on tour as well as the Illinois State Junior Amateur, Illinois US Kids Championship, Illinois Mid Amateur Championship, and countless club championships from clubs across Illinois and beyond. Countless of his junior students have gone on to compete in colleges including; Colorado, Marquette, Kentucky, Bucknell, Northern Illinois, Illinois, Wesleyan, Carthage, Stetson, Wheaton, Alabama, and Lipscomb.

Besides receiving personal attention from the person "whose name is on the door" students tap into the most sophisticated training and fitting technologies in golf such as the Trackman Launch Monitor, K-Vest 3D Motion Capture, V1 Video System, BodiTrak Ground Reaction Sensors, and Premier Level Titleist Training methodic




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"Bob Dickman is the only instructor in the country I have wanted to teach me, as a former Tournament Player and now my daughter who is an aspiring junior player.

Robbie Ferreri- LPGA tour player and LPGA member,


"Bob is a gifted golf instructor and an extraordinary person. He has taught my son Kevin who went from a 15 to a 2 in two years. Just as importantly, he has been a mentor to Kevin. Bob is truly the whole package

Jack Sandner, Retired Chairman of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee, The CME Group


“Bob helped me not only to be able to identify the faults in my swing but gave me the power to know what causes them. The ability to self correct is monumental in becoming a consistent performer on the course.

Dex Reese- 2009 Illinois State Junior Champion


Bob Dickman’s teaching has a specific plan for each of his students. Bob’s initial goal for my son was to maximize his distance. In his second year of working with Bob my son as a 12 year had his first hole-in-one, on a 309-yard par-4!

Bill Dutkowski- father of Alec Dutkowski, 2009 Illinois State U.S. Kids Champion

Bob's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Bob's Facilities

Willowhill Golf Course

Northbrook IL

*Coaching available to public

1350 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-6814

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