Bill Abrams, PGA


2015 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


Bill Abrams is a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher and Certified Kids Instructor, a SeeMore SPI and Eyeline Golf Certified instructor. Abrams was also named the 2015 Illinois PGA Professional of the Year, the 2010 Section Bill Strausbaugh Award winner and 2005 Section Horton Smith Award winner. Bill was the Central Illinois PGA Chapter President from 2008-2012, and won the Chapter’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2004 and Professional of the Year in 2005 and 2012. He is also a Ping Staff Member, a member of the UST Mamiya Advisory Staff and on the Foresight Sports and PGA Magazine Teaching and Clubfitting advisory boards.

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: 200

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Good Evening Golf – $2.00 per hole after 5:00pm – kids under 10 play free
  • PGA Junior League
  • Big Putters and Little Chippers – ages 4-6 and 7-9 introduce and engage juniors
  • High School Boot Camp aimed at 7-10 grade players trying out for their team
  • Practice with the pro – with purchase of a bucket player gets access to tips and practice techniques