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John J Schlaman

PGA Golf Coach
PGA Crest

Galena, IL
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena, IL

About John

PGA MEMBER Since 1986. Former Director of Golf at Eagle Ridge in Galena IL and Prairie Landing in West Chicago, IL. I currently reside as the PGA Professional at the Eagle Ridge South golf course in Galena, IL.

My Golf Coaching philosophy is to not only work on the different skills in playing the game but to also teach people how to practice so they can improve their own skills when their coach is not there. I want to find out more about my golfers and create a plan for success. I prefer to keep the coaching process simple, using drills focused on helping people to shoot lower scores and develop great relationships. I like to coach in groups of 4-5 people of similar ability/experience, golf is social let's learn and practice together! I recommend a six or 12 session package, as a start.


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John in Action

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John's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Improving Your Game

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 90

Break 100

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Earn a college golf scholarship

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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John's Facilities

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

Galena IL

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a 63 hole (four courses) Golf Resort and Spa.

*Coaching available to public

444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL 61036

Galena IL

18-Hole, community owned, public golf course and practice facility located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Mississippi Valley Driftless Region in Northwest Illinois.

*Coaching available to public

11557 US Hwy 20 W, Galena, IL 61036

Facility Offerings
Practice Range

Multiple bays, good practice balls.

Putting Green

Smooth fast green, 4 practice holes, good undulation

18-Hole Regulation Golf Course

The tale of two nines! Good course conditions.

PGA Pro Shop

Full service, stocked golf shop and club repair.

Galena IL

Indoor golf studio featuring state of the art video analysis and launch monitor technology.

*Coaching available to public

9332 US Hwy 20 W, Galena, IL 61036

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