ABOUT Rachel Teresi
I'm a Life Member of the LPGA, the golf industry's leader in research-based golf education. "Consistency through Efficiency" is my teaching trademark and I teach golfers of all ability levels. I am also the Director of Instruction at the beautiful and historic Hinsdale Golf Club in Clarendon Hills, IL.
ABOUT my teaching
I try to give students the knowledge and understanding of the "pre-swing" and "in-swing" fundamentals required for an efficient golf swing, as well as useful ways to practice and refine those skills. New golfers, experienced golfers and competitive golfers can all benefit from this objective approach to learning the game.
During the winter months, my golf programs are held at the White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville, IL. and Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook, IL who offers the TopTracer range in every bay. Programs run every off season November through April. It is our fun, tried and true - annual winter golf learning event for all of our favorite die-hard golfers out there! Summer locations include The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison, IL and Green Meadows Golf Club in Westmont, IL are my DuPage locations. I have been privileged for many years to be a Featured Instructor for these beautiful DuPage Golf Facilities.
a HISTORY of rachel teresi golf
Rachel Teresi Golf was formed with the idea of giving Chicago area golfers sound, fundamental and consistent golf instruction - day in and day out - year-round! "Consistency through Efficiency"TM is our teaching mantra and we do believe that golf is a game that anyone can play when it is learned properly. Rachel herself started playing golf at age 27. She took lessons and practiced. After 4 years of hard work, she achieved her Class A membership status in the Ladies Professional Golf Association under the guidance of her teaching mentor, colleague and friend - the late LPGA Master Professional - Dr. DeDe Owens - at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL.
Over the last 30 years, I've given thousands of golf lessons. I've also been lucky to serve many groups in golf. Many, many thanks to all of them for making our great game of golf even greater. Among them are the LPGA, PGA, WGA, Catholic Charities, Off the Street Kid's Club, Athletes Against Drugs, Maryville Academy, Neumann Association, Executive Women's Golf Association, EWN, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Mundelein Seminary, St. Andrew and St. Bonaventure Parishes, New Hope Community Center, The First Tee, Crisis Center for South Suburbia, Deicke Home, Saint Ignatius Golf Teams, T.A.N., The Theatre School at DePaul University, University of Chicago Lab Schools, Illinois State University's Women's Golf Program, Old St. Mary and St. Josaphat Schools, Kingswood Academy, St. John the Baptist School & Parish, After School Matters and the Welles Special Recreation Parents Association.
Years ago, I served on the research committees for two major contributions to modern golf learning - the book Smart Golf by Dr. Dan Kirshenbaum and Dr. DeDe Owens and the 2007 University of Chicago LPGA Golf Findings Study by Dr. John Milton. Both experiences were outstanding - and to this day - have proven invaluable to me as a teacher and as a player.
I was born and raised in Chicago. I'm a proud DePaul University Alum (B.S.Ed '86) and Blue Demon Letter Winner in Softball '82-'86. GO BLUE DEMONS! I love my city - the people...the restaurants...the lakefront...and the sports. Go Cubs! Go Blackhawks! Da Bears!
When it comes to the sport of golf, I feel extremely fortunate and am very happy to say that our golf courses here in the Chicago area and around the Midwest, public and private, are some of the finest in the world!
Amateur Champion - Midlothian CC, WGA Director, On-Course Playing Expert
Sue is a top competitive amateur golfer and for many years the Club Champion at Midlothian CC. Among her career highlights...she is a 2-time winner of the CWDGA 1 Day Stroke Tournament, CWDGA Championship Silver Medalist, USGA Senior-Am Qualifier and 5-time Silver Lake Autumn Classic Champion.
Sue is a teacher by trade and has a B.S. Ed. from Augustana. She graciously brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the lesson tee. Sue is our "On-course Playing Expert"! We can thank her for coining the phrase "Chich" on the golf course!
She is an instructor in our Golf Schools, Clinics, Group Lessons and Player Development Leagues.
Phil Campoli, PGA
With over 40 years experience in the golf business, Phil has literally seen it all and brings to his students this wealth of golf and golfing knowledge in a wonderfully simple laid back manner. Over the years, he has demonstrated his passion for the golf business by moving up through the ranks from Assistant Golf Professional to Director of Golf.
Recently retired as the Director of Golf from the Hinsdale Golf Club in Clarendon Hills, IL, Phil is now dedicating his time to his passion for teaching the game he loves. A great player in his own right, Phil’s personal best during his tournament years was a round of 64.
He is a native Philadelphian and Temple University Graduate. Hinsdale Golf Club, Crane Creek GC, FL and Manufacturers G&CC, PA have all had the privilege to have had Phil on their ranks through the years.
We are proud to say he is one of our beloved United States Navy Veterans.
And, his proudest accomplishment he will tell you is his daughter Jaclyn an attorney living in Minneapolis, MN!!
Benjamin Engle, PGA Apprentice