Robert Dickman 

2016 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year 

Robert Dickman's students achieve and exceed their highest potential in golf because Bob has the ability to coach them into their natural movement pattern. Bob customizes each players swing and designs a program specifically for them. Using specialized technologies and his keen eye Bob can diagnose a problem and use all 4 steps of motor learning to lead them through it..

Since graduation in 1984 the former Northern Illinois University golf team captain has dedicated his career to understanding and communicating the game of golf. As a player Bob was the Illinois PGA Assistant Professional Player of the Year in 1985, 1986 and 1987 and twice qualified for the National Club Professional Tournament. He went on over the next twenty years to serve as the Head Golf professional at Old Warson Country Club ( host of the PGA Ryder Cup Matches) and Glen View Club ( US Open Host). He is the 2016 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year and has been nominated for the Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year 7 times. Currently Bob is a Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Golf Professional, Junior Coach, and Biomechanist. As a long time member of Titleist Advisory Staff and winner of Titleist Top 100 Global Fitting Accounts 5 times, players have sought Bob's fitting advice as readily as his instruction. 

  • Whether a professional, competitive amateur, mid to high handicapper, or junior player, Bob will use his wealth of knowledge and experience to elevate your game. Bob has instructed thousands of golfers of all levels and walks of life in his 40 years of coaching. Bob's students have won over 45 events on tour as well as the Illinois State Junior Amateur, Illinois US Kids Championship, Illinois Mid Amateur Championship, and many club championships from clubs across Illinois and beyond. Countless of his junior students have gone on to compete in colleges including;
  • Colorado
  • Marquette
  • Kentucky
  • Bucknell
  • Northern Illinois
  • Illinois Wesleyan
  • Carthage
  • Stetson
  • Wheaton
  • Alabama
  • Lipscomb. 

Besides receiving personal attention from the person "whose name is on the door" students tap into the most sophisticated training and fitting technologies in golf such as the Trackman Launch Monitor, K-Vest 3D Motion Capture, V1 Video System, BodiTrak Ground Reaction Sensors, and Premier Level Titleist Training methodic.

 

Kim Dickman

Head Coach, Junior Development

Kim was brought up learning and playing the game of golf from the age of 3. Under the direct tutelage of her Illinois acclaimed instructor and father, Bob Dickman, Kim has developed a keen understanding of golf and the training methodic of her father. Kim is also a Level 1Certified US Kids Instructor.

Kim graduated from Glenbrook South High School after serving as Captain of the Girls Golf Team for two years and All CSL Conference. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laud from Indiana University in 2011. Before coming to lead junior development at Willow Hill she served as the Director of Clinical Nutrition at NorthShore University HealthSystem. 

Her own love for the game of golf and desire to create and develop young people to learn to love the game of a lifetime drives her to be the best youth coach on the North Shore. Her coaching includes technical training, on course training, and nutrition counseling. She employs  state of the art technologies in her teaching includingTrackman.