ABOUT GARY PINNS




2014 PGA "TEACHER OF THE YEAR"



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GARY PINNS CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


is known by his peers for having a world class golf swing, which he developed during his 34 years of amateur and professional golf competition. Some of his many accomplishments include:

  • 20 Professional Wins
  • 4 Years: PGA Tour Member
  • 5 Time Illinois Open Champion
  • 2014 Illinois PGA "Teacher of the Year"
  • Director of Instruction, Oak Brook Golf Club (27 Years)
  • Selected: Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers in America”
  • Selected: Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers in Illinois“ (Ranked #4)
  • Selected: Golf Magazine’s “Top Teachers in America”
  • Over 80 "Gary Pinns Golf Schools" performed

Success as a teacher comes from success as a player. Gary has won several dozen junior, high school, amateur and collegiate championships and has set the following course records:

  • 63-62 back to back course records – Danville CC ‘87!
  • 61 – Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva WI
  • 62 – C. C. of Missouri, Columbia MS
  • 62 – Buffalo Dunes GC, Garden City KS
  • 275 – 13 under par PGA Tour Q-School Local, G.C. of Indiana

Since devoting his time to instruction, Gary has taught players from the PGA Tour, LPGA, Senior, Foreign tours and amateurs at all levels of ability. Several of his PGA Tour students include:

  • Tom Lehman
  • Gary Hallberg
  • Jim Estes
  • Marty Schiene
  • Rick Dalpos
  • Mark Hensby
  • Bill Schean -1998 and 2000 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • Rob Grube - 2 Time: 1st Team All-American - Stanford National Champs

Gary’s unparalleled technique of communication, his keen understanding of how golfers learn coupled with the ability to break down the golf swing into it’s elements, have helped countless low, mid and high-handicappers improve their game. Let Gary help you improve your game too!


JUNIOR / HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS


  • Illinois High School State Champion 1974
  • Conference, District and Sectional Champions
  • Northern Illinois Junior Champion
  • Medallist – U.S. Junior Championship
  • Semi-Finalist – U.S. Junior Championship

COLLEGE / AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS


Amateur:

  • Chick Evans Amateur 1976
  • Chicago Amateur 1977
  • Illinois State Amateur Champion 1977
  • Illinois State Amateur Match Play Champion 1978
  • Metro Amateur Champion (twice)
  • Illinois Player of the Year 1977
  • Northern Amateur Champion 1978
  • North & South Amateur Medallist 1978
  • Cardinal Amateur Champion ‘79 – ‘80

College:

  • All ACC 2 Years
  • Grandfather Invitational Champion
  • Big Four Champion
  • Team Captain 2 Years
  • ACC Champions 4 years
  • Teamed with Scott Hoch – Gary Hallberg – Robert Wrenn all PGA Tour Winners!

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS


  • 37 Years as a PGA Pro
  • 5 Time Illinois Open Champion
  • 4 Years PGA Tour Member
  • Over 20 Professional Wins
  • 12 Years as the Director of Instruction at Oak Brook Golf Club

COURSE / TOURNAMENT RECORDS


  • 65 – Course Record Village Links of Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 61 – Course Record Americana Lodge Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • 62 – Course Record Country Club of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
  • 62 – Course Record Buffalo Dunes GC Garden City, Kansas
  • 275 – 13 under par PGA Tour Qualifying Local Golf Club of Indiana
  • **63 – 62 Back to back Course Records Danville CC Danville Illinois
  • (Shot on 2 Consecutive days in Tournament Competition)