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Brian Dumler, PGA

Teaching and Coaching
PGA Crest

Hoffman Estates, IL
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, Hoffman Estates, IL

About Brian

Brian is happy to be back in his hometown of Hoffman Estates. A Conant and Harper grad, Brian got his start teaching golf 40 years ago in a local junior program and assisting Harper Athletic Director Roger Bechtold with adult beginner classes. Brian learned to play by sneaking through a hole in the fence at what is now the Schaumburg Golf Club and first job was selling golf equipment at Herman's Sporting Goods in the Woodfield Mall at the age of 14. By the age of 15, Brian knew that he would be a PGA Teaching Professional and moved to Florida for the second semester in both his junior and senior year of high school to work on his game. After college, Brian enjoyed spending winters teaching and working at golf courses in Arizona and Colorado, eventually settling in central Wisconsin.

Brian arrives at the Bridges at Poplar Creek after spending the last 28 years as the Head Pro and Teaching Professional at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. SentryWorld hosted the US Senior Open in 2023, is ranked as one of America's top public courses and is home to one of the most photographed holes in golf, the flower hole Brian enjoyed a 35 year career as a Wisconsin PGA member and is a five time special award winner including WPGA Teacher, Junior Leader and Golf Professional of the Year. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have featured Brian in their "best in state" teachers edition and he is a past recipient of the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin's Teacher of the Year. While at SentryWorld Brian operated a club building and repair shop and built over 1,000 golf sets for area golfers and students. Brian's passion is bringing new golfers into the game and especially enjoys teaching and coaching juniors of all experience levels and adults at the beginner level. Brian is looking forward to continuing a unique golf in schools program he has been teaching in grade schools during PE time.

Brian is offering a variety of small group instruction and fitness classes as well as private lessons and can be contacted at or 715 570 0708. For private lesson rates and small group class schedule check out this link




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Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

Hoffman Estates IL

*Coaching available to public

1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-1009


*Coaching available to public