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Instructional Staff

The Cantigny Golf Academy system of learning is taught through an interdependent team of golf professionals and golf specialists. Each uniquely gifted in their own talents and styles of communication, with qualifications that allow youth 8-18 and active adults the opportunity to vastly improve their golfing skills and experience the joy of improved performance.

Nationally Ranked PGA Golf Instructors
Connie DeMattia, Cantigny Director of Instruction
Greg Baresel, PGA Teaching Professional

PGA Golf Professionals
Patrick Lynch, Cantigny Head Golf Professional
Jason Hyatt, PGA Teaching Professional
Pat Hickey, PGA Certified Professional
Matt Tullar, Cantigny Assistant Golf Professional 

LPGA Golf Professionals
Tina Favia, LPGA Teaching Professional
Emily Burns, Cantigny Youth Links Golf Professional
Gay Crain, Teaching Professional, VISION54 Coaching

Golf Performance Specialists
Dr. Paul Callaway, Golf-Specific Training / Fitness

  • CDPGA Director of Instruction, Cantigny Golf 
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    www.demattiagolf.com
    Ph: 630 260 8277

    "Best Teachers in Illinois"     "Teacher of the Year"
    Golf Digest Magazine                    Illinois PGA
    2005, 2006, 2007, 2008                2010
    2009, 2010, 2015

    Connie DeMattia, PGA Director of Instruction for Cantigny Golf, has earned the recognition as one of Chicago’s elite golf instructors, competitive players and PGA professionals. Students at every skill level have benefited from his knowledge and experience of communicating the game’s essential components of performance and the pure fundamentals of ball striking.

    His immersion in competition and professional background has shaped his thinking about what is most important in helping his students to play the game better and enjoy the game more.

    Typical benefits of lessons with Connie DeMattia include:

    • Gaining significant yardage and accuracy resulting in lower scores
    • Personalized service in identifying your full-swing and short game tendencies.
    • Elimination of inconsistencies in your game
    • Increased confidence with reliable performance

    Connie currently works with touring professionals Dan Halldorson, Jonathan Novak, and Mike Dobbyn (2007 National Long Drive Champion), as well as numerous junior players striving for the opportunity to play Division 1 collegiate golf and in national AJGA tournaments.


    Qualifications and Credentials

    PGA of America Class A Member 
    National Players Council, Taylor Made Golf

    For more about Connie, please visit: www.demattiagolf.com


    Days Available: 

    Tuesday - Saturday


    Lesson Rates:

    Adult Lessons

    1/2 Hour: $75
    1 Hour: $145
    Series of 4 hours: $540
    Series of 7 hours: $910
    Two Students - 1 Hour: $150 
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    Teen (Age 12-17) 1/2 Hour: $70
    Teen (Age 12-17) 1 Hour: $130
    Youth (Age 8-11) 1/2 Hour: $60
    Youth (Age 8-11) 1 Hour: $110
    Junior Group and Playing Lessons: by quote


  • JHPGA Teaching Professional
    Head Golf Coach, College of DuPage
    Ph: 630 260 8279
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    Jason Hyatt has a passion for teaching the game of golf, whether it is with beginners or those who are more experienced and are looking for better fundamentals. Jason tailors his lessons around the needs of each individual and likes to provide the proper instruction where they can succeed on their own, whether playing or practicing. Each individual is unique and learns in a different manner and the key to improvement is based on properly fit equipment, the correct setup (grip, stance, aim, posture, etc.) and course management.

    Taking a lesson from Jason can give you an opportunity to make it easier and more fun to play the game of golf, whether it is in the corporate setting, in competitions or just for fun. Jason is available for private lessons, group lessons, and playing lessons.


    About Jason

    Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Jason is a graduate of Iowa State University. An accomplished player, Jason was the 1998 NJCAA Division III Individual Champion while a member of two national championship College of DuPage golf teams. He was named NJCAA Division III 1st team All-American in 1998 as well as College of DuPage player of the year. Jason won his first professional tournament in 2002 on the Moonlight tour in central Florida. In 2003, Jason was named Head Golf Coach of the College of DuPage men’s golf team and has been named Region IV Division III Coach of the Year five times (2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014).


    Qualifications & Credentials:

    PGA Teaching Professional 
    Head Golf Coach, College of DuPage (2003-Present) 
    Nike Golf Club Fitter and Staff Affiliation 
    TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional (2007)


    Awards:

    2014 Region IV Division III Coach-of-the-Year
    2013 Region IV Division III Coach-of-the-Year
    2012 Region IV Division III Coach-of-the-Year 
    2004 Region IV Division III Coach-of-the-Year 
    2003 Region IV Division III Coach-of-the-Year 
    1998 NJCAA Division III National Champion 
    1998 NJCAA Division III First-Team All-American 
    1998 College of DuPage Player-of-the-Year 
    1997 Region IV All-Region Team 


    Lesson Rates:

    Adult Lessons

    ½ Hour: $60
    1 Hour: $115
    Series of 4: $420
    Two Students - 1 Hour: $130
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    ½ Hour: $55
    1 Hour: $90
    Custom Group Programs: by quote

  • tinafavia002LPGA Teaching Professional
    LPGA USGA Girls' Golf Site Director 
    Ph: 630 260 8273
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    Tina is involved in the Women’s Golf Schools and available for group, private adult and junior lessons. She serves her thirteenth year as the LPGA, USGA Girls’ Golf Site Director. Prior to a career in teaching and coaching, Tina played on the Future’s Tour. Her teaching includes experience at the collegiate level including the University of Wisconsin and University of Colorado. She was an Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. Tina began her teaching career in 1991 at Wynstone Golf Club and then Conway Farms. Tina received her master’s degree in kinesiology and sport psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

     


    Days Available
    Daily


    Qualifications & Credentials

    Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sport Psychology
    Teaching professional for 16 years
    Asst. Women’s golf coach at University of Wisconsin and Northwestern


    Lesson Rates:
     
    Adult Lessons

    ½ Hour: $60
    1 Hour: $115
    Series of 4: $420
    Two Students - 1 Hour: $125 
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    ½ Hour: $50
    1 Hour: $90
    Custom Group Programs: by quote

     

  • Greg Baresel.01PGA Teaching Professional 
    Ph: 630 260 8236 
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    www.gregbareselgolf.com

    Greg Baresel brings a unique coaching approach that elevates each athlete to achieve their goals. Greg coaches each individual to focus on the key elements for success which are technique, strategy, and awareness.

    Greg is recognized as one of the country's top coaches. His ability to connect with his students is a key strength in his coaching, along with his ability to instruct every part of the game. Each athlete has a personalized training program to accelerate your development to achieve optimal performance on the course. Greg specializes in junior athletic development, high school and college athletes, and adult programs.

    Greg is one of Golf Digest Best Young Teachers and Best in State. He has appeared on local television and radio programs as well as written for various magazines. In addition to his role at Cantigny he is also the Head Boy's Golf Coach at St. Francis High School. He has coached the team to a conference title, sectional title, multiple state appearances with a team runner up and an individual state champion. The Kane County Chronicle named him Boy's Golf Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.


    Awards and Credentials:

    • "Best Young Teachers" Golf Digest 2016/2017
    • "Best Teachers in Illinois" Golf Digest 2015/2016
    • Kane County Chronicle Boys Coach of the Year 2014, 2015
    • Head Golf Coach, St. Francis High School 2012-Present
    • College Recruiting Advisor
    • PGA Member
      Programs and Pricing:

    30 minute complimentary goal planning session

    Adult Lessons

    ½ Hour: $70
    1 Hour: $135
    Series of 4: $520
    Two Students - 1 Hour: by quote 
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    ½ Hour: $65
    1 Hour: $125
    Custom Group Programs: by quote

    Additional Services Available

    Trackman Combine Session - $100
    1/2 Hour Trackman Full Swing Analysis - $65
    1/2 Hour Tomi Putting System Analysis - $65

    Visit Greg's website:www.gregbareselgolf.com

  • Emily BarkoozisGolf Professional, Cantigny Youth Links
    Ph: 630 260 8276 
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    Emily Burns specializes in transferring her knowledge and love of the game to others. She has a talent for making students feel relaxed and comfortable while learning the structure of setup and the important basic motions of swinging.

    Enjoyment and fun are integral part of learning from Emily.


    Qualifications and Credentials

    LPGA Member 
    US Kids Certified Coach and Instructor 2015, 2016, 2017
    Suburban Life Cover Story


    Days Available:

            Tuesday - Sunday


    Lesson Rates:

    Adult Lessons

    Adult: $80 hr. 
    Adult series of 4: $280  
    Ladies small group lessons (3-4 ladies): $123 for 4, 45 minute classes

    Junior Lessons

            Teens ages 12 - 17: $70 hr. 
            Youth ages 8 - 11: $55 hr.
            Youth under 8: $45 hr. 
            Youth under 8 (group of 2-3): $27 hr.

     

  • Pat Hickey 214 x 263PGA Certified Professional 
    Cantigny Golf Academy
    Ph: 630 260 8235
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    Pat joined the Cantigny Golf Academy in 2010 as a club fitting specialist and Apprentice Candidate in the PGA of America Professional Golf Management Program. During his tenure at Cantigny he has held multiple positions, allowing him the unique opportunity to incorporate many of his PGA/PGM learnings into his club fitting, player development program and junior/adult golf clinic assignments.

    In 2015, Pat achieved a life-long dream of becoming a PGA Teaching Professional as well as a PGA Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching in 2016.

    Pat teaches the fundamentals of the golf swing from the player's perspective, keeping in mind that golf swings are as individual as the golfer. By understanding that golfers learn differently, Pat creates fun and productive learning experiences by identifying and enhancing the golf skill sets present in each player, regardless of ability.

    Pat is also the lead instructor for the PGA Junior Golf Camps program at the Cantigny Golf Academy. He has helped design and implement golf clinic programs for young players focusing on providing a safe, positive and fun golf skills-based environment.

    Pat is available for corporate group golf outings and presentations, private and small group lessons for adults and juniors and on-course playing lessons.


    Awards and Credentials

    PGA of America Certified Professional      2016
    PGA of America Teaching Professional      2015
    Titleist Staff Member     2016
    PGA Junior Golf Camps Instructor       2012-present
    Freedom Golf Association Adaptive Golf Staff Instructor      2012-present
    Recognized Club Fitting Specialist      2010-present
    University Illinois-Chicago, B.S., Applied Health Sciences
    American College of Sports Medicine Certification

    Days Available

    Tuesday - Sunday


    Lesson Rates

    Adult Lessons

    1 Hour: $85
    Series of 3: $225
    Two Students - 1 Hour: $100 
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    1 Hour: $65
    Custom Group Programs: by quote

    Additional Swing Services

    Yardage Gap Analysis: $85
    Wedge Gap Analysis: $60

     

     

  • Gay Crain 214 x 263LPGA Teaching Professional 
    Cantigny Golf Academy
    Ph: 630 260 8275
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    Gay believes her greatest asset to the student is her ability to help each player identify their goals, support the player to achieve these goals, and provide the necessary knowledge for the player to become their own best coach. Gay’s style of instruction works for all skill levels: establishing sound fundamentals, a focus on adding mental coaching and strategy to technical instruction, and the ability to take that next step in game improvement.

    Originally from Des Plaines and a graduate of Michigan State University, Gay developed her game as a competitive amateur player while also becoming a successful entrepreneur and business owner away from the course.  Gay has been able to transfer her skills of team building, communication, problem solving, continuous improvement, and love of learning into her professional golf instruction. As a current Teaching Professional, each student learns to own their game and develop the skills necessary to play better golf.

    Gay is also a graduate of the renowned VISION54 Coach Training, whose curriculum and methods nurture positive personal development and performance designed to create happy, better golfers.


    Days Available

    Daily


    Qualifications & Credentials

    PGA Jr. League Captain - Present
    Vision 54 Coaching - Present
    Vision 54 Golf - 2014
    Asst. Girls Golf Coach, Prairie Ridge HS - 2014
    Boulder Ridge CC, CWDGA - 2007-2014
    Annika Academy - 2009
    LPGA Class B Member
     

    Lesson Rates:

    Adult Lessons

    ½ Hour: $55
    1 Hour: $80
    Series of 4: $280
    Two Students - 1 Hour: by quote 
    Custom Group Programs: by quote
    On-Course Playing Lesson: by quote

    Junior Lessons

    ½ Hour: $45
    1 Hour: $65
    Custom Group Programs: by quote

     

  • PaulCallowayPresident, Callaway Golf Fitness 
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    Web: www.callawaygolffitness.com


    About Paul Callaway

    Paul is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Therapy School. He earned his PhD in Golf-Specific Sports Physiology in 2000. Paul was the first Director of Physical Therapy on the PGA Tour from 1984–87 and worked with noted tour players like Jack Nicklaus, Ray Floyd, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Davis Love III and, more recently, Tiger Woods.

    In 1990, Paul authored Body Balance for Performance—The Complete Golf Health and Fitness Training Program. Paul is the Professional Fitness and Performance Enhancement Consultant for the Wheaton College men’s and women’s golf teams. Paul now brings his Callaway Golf Fitness training program to the Cantigny Golf Academy.


    About Callaway Golf Fitness

    Callaway Golf Fitness is a fully customized, golf-specific, physical conditioning and training program for golfers of all ages and abilities. The program is based on the relationship between your individual physical characteristics, and your swing motion. A customized fitness training program is designed after a comprehensive evaluation of Postural Symmetry, Static and Dynamic Balance, Flexibility and Functional Mobility, Core Strength and Power, Control and Endurance.

    Benefits from the program include:

    • Improved posture, balance and flexibility for greater shot-making, accuracy, control and consistency
    • Enhanced strength and power for increased clubhead speed and distance
    • Increased energy and prolonged endurance for more consistent scoring
    • Stress-free swing development for reduced body strain, soreness, stiffness, and injury potential
    • Rapid, measurable, performance gains

    Programs & Pricing:
    Initial Consultation

    ½ Hour: Complimentary

    Individual Comprehensive Physical Performance Evaluation

    90 minute evaluation: $175 (special discounts apply)

    Individual Custom Programs

    Junior, adult, senior, family individual and progessional programs available.
    Pricing varies according to program design.

    Small Group Programs

    Small Group Programs: $395
    Junior, adult, senior, family and professional programs available (Includes initial evaluation and 6 weekly sessions)

    Contact Paul at 630.567.7572 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may call Paul directly with specific questions about products and services. To schedule a training appointment, call the Cantigny Golf Academy at 630.260.8199.