Bill Abrams, PGA


2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Bill Abrams, PGA

Golf Solutions Academy @ Balmoral Woods

26732 S Balmoral Woods Dr

Crete, Illinois 60417

(630) 926-4554

Bill is totally committed to providing players with the necessary tools to both learn the game of golf and get the most out of their game. Providing an exceptional experience for the player is a hallmark of my business through expert professional golf instruction and equipment fitting. “Specialize in making players smile.”

Facility Type: Public

Past Awards/Recognitions:

  • IPGA Professional of the Year 2015
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award 2010
  • Horton Smith Award 2005
  • USKG Top 50 Master
  • PING Regional Fitter of Year

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 50

Growth of the game initiatives: 

1. Junior Association with family component

Program is designed to engage young players with golf and provide a structured format to play and learn. Open to players ages 7 to 15
– 8 play events June 12, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 – play begins at 4:30
– 4 structured clinics June 12, July 10, 24, August 7 – clinics begin at 3:00
– All events held at Balmoral Woods
– Additional Family Play Rates available any day for 15.00 per adult 10.00 per junior after 4:00pm subject to availability – tee time required
– Weekly contests and prizes
– BW Hat, golf ball gift
– final event is for entire family including BBQ and contests
2. Good Evening Golf
– players pay $2.00 per hole in 3 hole increments after 5:00 pm every night.
– Juniors under 12 years are free with paying adult
3. HS Boot camp clinics
– enlisted two local HS coaches to help develop younger players and prepare them for HS competition
– open to players in 7th through 10th grade
– sessions run throughout the summer and on course play follows each session
4. Putting Assessments
– offered to players at a discount
– half hour sessions aimed at new players and those who have not experienced the benefit of private golf coaching
– help players improve scores and gain more enjoyable experience with golf
5. Wedge clinics
– aimed at all levels of ability
– provide concise method for better scoring
– allow player to excel at area that hinders most
– follow up private session included for each player