Eric Pick Golf Academy            

Meet Eric

                         

   Eric is a Class A PGA Professional elected to membership January of 2006.  Eric is a 2005 graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI.  While attending Ferris, Eric had the opportunity to intern at The Golf Learning Center at Sea Island Golf Club.  At Sea Island, Eric was exposed to some of the top golf instructors recognized in the industry including Jack Lumpkin, Todd Anderson, Gale Peterson, and Mike Shannon.  Eric also spent time interning at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, CT and Crystal Lake Country Club in Crystal Lake, IL. 

Coaching Achievements:
2017
IJGA Girl's Medinah Shriner Invitational Champion (Haeri Lee)
2016
USGA Women's Amateur Qualifier (Sabrina Bonanno)
IHSA All-State Golfer (7th place - 2A)  (Timmy Crawford)
IJGA Senior Girl's Player of the Year (Haeri Lee)
Boys East Suburban Catholic Conference Champion (Timmy Crawford)
IHSA Boy's Regional Champion (3A) (Jack Curcio)
MAJGT Classic @ ND Boys Champion (Jack McGuire)
IJGA YDP Boys 12-13 Champion (Dori Lee)
IJGA YDP Boys 10-11 @ Glenview Praire Club Champion (Pablo Castro)
U.S. Kids Golf Tour Girl's 7 & under Chicago Local Tour Champion (Campbell Ray)
Senior Amateur Tour - Chicago Player of the Year "A" Flight (Joe Natola Jr.)

2015 MAGJT Purdue Classic Boy's 12-18 Champion (Ryan Magee)
2015 Sun Belt Conference Women's Freshman of the Year (Sabrina Bonanno)
2013 USGA Junior Girl's National Championship Quarterfinalist (Sabrina Bonanno)
2012 IHSA Girl's State Class A State Champion (Sabrina Bonanno)

2013 IJGA Junior Girl's Player of the Year and Runner-up (Haeri Lee & Cindy Wang)
30 - IHSA State Finals Qualifiers (At least one qualifier every year since 2008)

       Eric still competes in Illinois PGA events and other various local and national events.   He has competed in 4 Illinois Opens and 9 Illinois PGA Championships.  Eric understands, firsthand, how to translate both block, deliberate, and variable practice into lower scores on the golf course. 

      Eric enjoys teaching all skill levels of golfers. He believes that all students have the potential to improve every aspect of their game.  Eric stresses the basic fundamentals of golf including low point control, centerness of strike, sequencing, ball position and balance.  He caters to individual needs, stressing each golfer's strengths while developing their weaknesses.  He not only desires to grow his lesson base but also has a strong interest in promoting youth development.  Originally from Park Ridge, IL, Eric is excited to be at Mount Prospect Golf Club and is looking forward to a successful 2017 season.

       

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