Player Development Program
I started out playing golf my freshman year of High School. I had played on and off since I was little, but no more than a couple times a year. I came into freshman year tryouts wary of my abilities and posted back to back scores of 110 and above. I was cut from the team. I was distraught and sought out the help of my longtime friend Pat Murphy who directed me to Chuck, his instructor. I started with Chuck that winter and began to see immediate improvement. The summer after my freshman year, I played in several IJGA events and posted scores in the lower 90s which made the Junior Varsity team. Even though I started late, Chuck was still able to build a new swing from the ground up based on fundamentals. Over the next couple years I worked with Chuck in the dome and saw my scores steadily improving. Once senior year came around, I was a 5 handicap and posted scores in the mid 70's at tryouts. I proceeded to qualify for the state championship individually placing 7th overall in my sectional with a 74. While I chose not to pursue a collegiate golf career, I now have a swing that allows me to shoot in the 70s with little practice because it was based on fundamentals. I owe all my success in High School to Chuck. Most instructors tell you they can make you great, but Chuck has the facts to back his assertions. In just three years I went from a 35 handicap to a 4. Through hard work and exceptional instruction, anything is possible.
- Michael Duwe played on the Oak Park and River Forest High School Golf Team for three years and now attends University of Wisconsin - Madison