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Jay Appel, PGA

PGA Teaching Professional

PGA Crest

Sycamore, IL
Mike's Golf Center

About Jay

Jay is a graduate of Arizona State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness and Professional Golf Management. He is a Class A PGA Professional with the desire to use his knowledge of the business and game of golf to help others play better. Growing up having a father as a Golf Professional, Jay has spent his entire life playing golf and working in the business. His best scoring day came when he shot 10 under par 62 setting the course record in a morning tournament round and went out that afternoon with friends and shot another 62. He has been teaching and playing in the Northern Illinois area since 2009. Instruction & coaching available to all ages and abilities, specializing in junior golf

Jay's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Make the high school golf team

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Break 80

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Skills & Tools

Improve with Jay.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
Jay's Facilities

Mike's Golf Center

St Charles IL

*Coaching available to public


731 N 17th St, St Charles, IL 60174-1714

Begin Your Journey

Work with Jay

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