Robert Dickman Golf Illinois Teacher Of The Year

Robert Dickman Golf Illinois Teacher Of The Year

5.0 (6)

About this pro

 Robert Dickman is it 2016 and The Illinois PGA teacher of the year. He has been teaching golf for over 30 years. In that time is tight some of the top names and golf as well as those looking to start golf for the first time. He is the highest level Titleist performance Institute golf professional in Illinois. learn more about Robert at www.robertdickmangolf.com

it is my lifelong passion to push people beyond what they think possible to achieve results that exceed their expectations 

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Northbrook, IL 60062
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Jacob Trevino

    Bob is not only a excellent teacher, but is also a very kind man that cares about each and every one of his students like they are his own children. Bob has tended to my own swing in so many ways as he has taken me from a 23 handicap to a 3 handicap in just a short 3 years. I highly recommend him for all golfers at any level looking to get their game moving in the place where they all want it to be.

  • Hank Deaver

    I've had an outstanding experience with Bob. He has all of the latest instructional technology to help improve your game. He is also very supportive of and invested in his students. Quite simply, I'm a better golfer because of Bob.

  • Tom Yapo

    Outstanding

  • John Diedrich

    Bob takes a very detailed/personal approach to understand the mechanics of your swing and works with your current physical attributes to enhance your swing. He also provides guidance on ways to improve your physical capabilities to further improve your game. My game and conditioning have improved each year working with Bob!!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Golf lessons with Bob begin with a detailed physical screen of your body.  This screen is designed to determine your body's capabilities and limitations relative to the golf swing.  From there Bob evaluates your golf swing under 6D analysis to look for movement patterns that equate to swing efficiencies or deficiencies.  Video analysis may be used at this point.  Video is like an x-ray of the swing whereas 6D analysis is like an MRI of the entire movement, it reveals much more.  After Bob screens the body and looks at the efficiencies of your golf swing he looks to see how the golf club and golf ball are performing using the Trackman launch monitor. The Trackman gives 22 data points showing what the ball and club are doing at impact.

Using this technical data, Bob draws on his 35 years of experience to make changes that optimize the student's power source based on what the strengths and weaknesses of the student are.  He begins work on making a change by creating a motor pattern based on feel with the student. This change will set off a series of positive movements and swing deficiencies will begin to disappear. Bob's ability to find the true culprits of poor motion and help each student make a positive change is what differentiates Bob from other golf instructors.

The student then ingrains these changes using a variety of kinesthetic and visual techniques for the continuation of the lesson. Random skill development techniques allow the motor pattern development to transfer to the course are employed later in the lesson


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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 has been nominated for the Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year 6 times and currently 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, Tomi Putting System, and Premier Level Titleist Training methodic


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Robert Dickman Golf

2016 Private Lesson Rates and Service

1/2 Hour Private Lesson                $95.00                                                                     1 Hour Private Lesson                  $190.00

2 Hour Private Lesson                                                                                      $350.00

1 Hour 2 Person

Lesson                                         $220.00

2 Hour 2 Person Lesson                                         $380.00

1 Hour Private Junior Lesson                                          $160.00

1 Hour 2 Person Junior Lesson                                                                        $180.00


What types of students have you worked with?

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


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was recentlly nominated the 2016 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

A teacher must possess and have knowledge on how to use all of the modern technologies available. The integration of what the body does combined with how it works as well as systematically using Trackman to measure results.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

A student should have a general understanding of what their goals are so that they can work on a more specific  plan with their instructor.  A student/instructor should know how much time is available to practice, interest level, as well as expectations.  A physical golf screen must be done which will give a palyer a good indication of how good they can become as well as their strenghts and weaknesses.