Golf Swing Mastery

WHO IS GARY PINNS?

2014 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year

Gary Pinns Christian Testimony

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
  • Director of Instruction, Oak Brook Golf Club (20 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”

 

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
  • 1998 and 2000 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • 1999 British Senior Amateur Champion

 

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

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 23 Years as a Pro
  • 5 Time Illinois Open Champion
  • 4 Years PGA Tour Member
  • Over 30 Professional Wins
  • 12 Years as the Director of Instruction at Oak Brook Golf Club

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!

 

PGA Tour Students

  •  Tom Lehman
  • Gary Hallberg
  • Jim Estes
  • Mark Hensby
  • Mark Weibe
  • Kenny Knox
  • Marty Shceine

 

Course and 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)

 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Golf Digest……….Top Teachers in America
  • Golf Digest……….“Best Teachers in Illinois”   ( Rank 4)
  • Golf Magazine……Top Teachers in America
  • Director……………Gary Pinns Golf School 80 schools performed
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