Marcus Yado, PGA / Owner
I’m a 30 year old PGA Professional and instructor living in the city of Chicago. I’m very blessed because I have one of the best jobs in the world. I’m able to help others improve at the game I love, and also play a ton of golf each year! Golf is my #1 passion and I’m always looking for ways to improve the game of my clients, as well as my own.
My family introduced me to golf at an early age and always kept if fun. I started playing competitively as a junior and took lessons from a fantastic PGA Professional in high school. During college I took classes with the PGA, worked at various golf facilities around the country, and eventually settled down in Chicago. Golf has been a significant part of my life and is something I will be involved with for many years to come.
After teaching over 12,000 golf lessons in Chicago, I discovered a healthy golf community that loves the game and wants to get better. I also realized that most golfers were experiencing the same frustrations! This site is meant to be a platform for these golfers to truly improve.
The content on this site is not just quick tips, but proven ideas and methods. By routinely attending national PGA Teaching and Coaching Summits, I’ve had the opportunity to learn firsthand from some of the most respected golf coaches in the world:
Butch Harmon, Jim McLean, Chuck Cook, Sean Foley, David Leadbetter, Dave Stockton, Jim Hardy, Mike Bender, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott....
I want to share their knowledge as well as my experiences to help you better enjoy the game.
Golf has provided me opportunities to meet great people and learn about myself. As a PGA Member I want to do my part to grow the game and give back. Nothing beats the satisfaction of hitting solid golf shots with friends on a gorgeous day. If you’ve been thinking about taking up the game or are already an experienced player, now is the time to start getting better and I’d like to help you.
Mike Jonas is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach and a Level 1 First Tee Coach. Mike also coaches for the PGA Junior Golf Program, Chicago Park District Golf Program and leads a program for Young Golfers with Special Needs.
Mike has specialized in youth golf instruction throughout his career and is committed to helping young golfers learn and play the game. Mike's belief is that kids learn while playing. He evaluates each junior golfer and creates a mechanism to engage kids and create a focused coaching program. Mike has specific goals kids work towards and enjoys incorporating parents into the process. Mike has a strong technical knowledge of the golf swing but believes that detailed swing analysis needs to be easy for kids to understand and during those appropriate "coaching moments".
Amongst his many contributions to the game is his commitment to the youth golf instruction program which provides curriculum for both juniors and families of junior golfers.
A graduate of Illinois State University and member of their intercollegiate golf team. Mike competed nationally as a junior golfer and earned the Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 1983. He played in hundreds of junior and amateur tournaments prior to being trained by the Disney Learning Institute and serving as Chamber of Commerce President in Buffalo Grove.
Currently, Mike coaches over 100 junior golfers each week and is focused on developing youth programs and engaging juniors in the game. Mike lives in Chicago and can often be found at My Chicago Golf's indoor training facility or at Diversey Driving Range in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago's north side.