He also has trained under the 2000 PGA National Teacher of the Year, Dr. Jim Suttie. He is in his tenth season as the Director of Instruction at the Prairie Landing Golf Academy.
Brian graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Economics. He led the NIU golf team to two Mid-Continent Conference championships, captained the team his senior year and earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors. For his achievements, NIU inducted Brian into its Men's Golf Hall of Fame.
Brian's playing record is impressive: full-time competitor on the Florida mini-tours, numerous victories in pro-ams, many top finishes in Illinois PGA events and a competitor in the Motorola Western Open at Cog Hill. He has also competed in the Illinois Open nine times.
Brian has coached golf teams at all levels. After graduating from NIU, he worked with the NIU Huskies as an assistant coach, and then went on to the head coaching position at Kishwaukee Junior College. Under his tutelage, three of his players competed in the National Junior College Tournament. Brian has coached both girls' and boys’ high school teams, which included Rosary High School and the Wheaton St. Francis Boy’s golf programs.
With his playing experience and instructional training, Brian has a wide array of tools to assist golfers of all abilities. He looks forward to helping you achieve all of your goals and aspirations in golf.
“Fortunately for us, Brian brings his wealth of experience and knowledge of golf instruction, coaching and training to Prairie Landing. The goal of the Prairie Landing Golf Academy is to provide quality, technology driven golf instruction and club fitting programs. Associating Brian with our wonderful practice center, golf course and clubhouse is a fantastic amenity for Prairie Landing. We consider Brian one of the best in the area and are happy he is here. Our commitment is to provide you a premier venue to improve your golf game," as quoted by John Schlaman, Prairie Landing's General Manager and Director of Golf.
Brian utilizes the V1 Golf Digital Coaching system, which is used by many top tour pros and their coaches. You can find more information at www.v1home.com. You will be amazed at what you can learn with this system when it is utilized by a professional instructor.
"It was great meeting you today and thank you! That was definitely the best spent 30 minutes on golf I have ever had. I cannot wait to keep learning more and becoming more consistent!!"
Thomas Delves, 2014
“I can't even begin to explain how much Brian has helped me over the 7 years that I have been working with him. The past few years I have been able to work with Brian a lot, and that has led me to the point where I am in my golfing career thus far. He has helped me with mechanics, but more importantly he has taught me how to score and play some of my best rounds of golf. I can remember the playing lessons that he has given me, and I rely on them on the course in competition regularly. Not only has he gotten me conscious of swing thoughts that I need under pressure, but the work we have put in around the greens has really brought my game to the next level.
Brian is a short game wizard, and I really don't think there are many, if any better short game instructors in the state. I owe all of what I have accomplished to him, and I am so grateful for the time he has spent with me at Prairie Landing, and also over the phone at events all over the country when I am struggling with something at a tournament.
Not only has he been a great teacher, but he has been a great mentor and a very loyal friend to me. I can't imagine where I would be in golf without him, and he has gotten me to where I am able to play major NCAA Division 1 golf at UNLV. The coach at UNLV still currently works with many players on the PGA Tour, but I have no intentions of stopping working with Brian even thousands of miles away.
Brian is someone that I am relying on to make me the best golfer I can be, and I know as a team over the next four years we can accomplish OUR goal, me playing on the PGA Tour.”
Thanks for everything Brian,
You’re the best,
Wheaton Academy, 2010
University Nevada Las Vegas, Fall 2010