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All The Tips from Andre Pillow’s @PGA Instagram Takeover

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A @PGA Instagram Takeover gives golfers a sneak peek behind the curtains with a PGA Professional and a chance to ask specific questions about their game without leaving the couch. 
Andre Pillow, a Player Development Professional at Blythefield Country Club, took over the PGA Instagram on Tuesday and answers questions from golfers. From how to find confidence with your driver to adding a little more spin to your chip shots, Pillow had plenty of tips to help you improve your game. 
We didn’t want Andre’s tips from his ‘Instagram Takeover’ to live for just 24 hours, so we pulled them together in a full recap below. 

Grand Rapids, MI

Andre Pillow

Director of Instruction

Andre R. Pillow is the founder of DNA Golf Instruction, and the Player Development Professional at Blythefield Country Club. He’s been a Class A PGA Professional since 2014, and has over 20 years for experience in the golf industry. His philosophy is shaped around the basic idea that golf is a sport, which is the basis for the company’s coaching model. DNA Golf Instruction Mission: Our mission is to help every client reach their individual potential in relation to the game of golf. No matter the age, gender, background or income level, we want our customers to “Discover Natural Ability”, and enjoy the game in a manner that is desired by them. Andre played college golf at Tennessee State University, before transferring and graduating from Grand Valley State University with a Degree in Business Management. He spent the the last four years working for a nonprofit, teaching golf and life skills to students ages 7-17. He currently sits on the Michigan PGA Section Growth of the Game Committee, and was selected to the PGA Lead - Cohort III Class from 2017-2019. This national program is designed to create diversity and inclusion amongst PGA of America leadership on boards and committees at the Chapter, State and National Levels. He was a Michigan Section Youth Player Development Finalists in 2019 and 2020, as well as the Section Finalist for the 2020 Player Development Award. He also won the ELO Network Rising Star Award in 2018, for work with community school students within the city of Grand Rapids, MI. After recent growth and success, Andre was able to expand the company. Social media interest is also growing, with golf instruction videos gaining attention on Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram! He is determined to change the landscape of golf, introducing and teaching the game to everyone that wants to learn!

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