Throughout the season, our Golf Professionals Tom Olms and Jim Festle will be conducting clinics that will focus on a different game-enhancing skill set. Put the time in this year to enrich your golf game. No matter your current golf skill level, these golf clinics will help lower scores, and build confidence and accuracy. Attend one clinic or attend them all. More information on the clinics and pricing will be available soon or sign up by calling the Pro Shop 630.963.1306.
- Superspeed Golf Training: Increase your club-head speed in this 5-week program used by over 600 touring professionals.
- Eyeline Putting Clinics: Improve your skills on the greens with these tour proven drills and teaching aids.
- Skills Clinics: Our pros will focus on a specific skill from off the tee to your short game.
Jim Festle, PGTCA Golf Instructor
Jim Festle has been the golf professional at Downers Grove Golf Course since 1999. He previously managed and taught golf at the Diversey Driving Range in Chicago from 1985-1997. Recently retired from teaching and coaching in Downers Grove, Jim currently serves as the boy’s varsity golf coach at Riverside Brookfield High School. His teams consistently get better and many of his players have advanced in the state tournament series to the sectional level. He has given lessons to hundreds of high school and collegiate golfers.
Jim is recently certified in Super Speed Training and Eyeline Golf Putting Clinics. Both are proven “game changers” in the advancement of every player. He conducts Super Speed Classes and Eyeline Putting Clinics throughout the year.
Jim offers private, semi-private and small group lessons. He provides video analysis in every lesson and develops an individualized practice plan to help every player reach his or her potential. He specializes in small group settings and makes every lesson age appropriate, challenging and fun! Jim is available for lessons seven days a week.
Tom Olms, USGTF Affiliate Member
Tom Olms began teaching golf in 1990 as the assistant golf professional at Village Greens Golf Course where he developed the Junior Golf Program. Tom is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and received a bachelor’s degree in science. He was recently involved in the creation of a swing training device unique to the teaching field.
He is a USGTF Affiliate Member. His training helped him translate how to properly understand and feel what a sound golf swing requires. Stressing the most fundamental aspects of the golf swing and proper mechanics are his keys to a repeatable swing. With practice and patience all of his students have benefited from his teaching methods.