Eva Rogers

Eva Rogers

Medinah Country Club

61N001 Medinah Road

61N001 Medinah Road, Medinah, Illinois 60157, US

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
Golf Digest Best Young Teachers, U.S. Kids Top 50 Coach

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 240-260
Female: 280-300
Junior: 375-400

Total number of individual clinics given per year:

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
Over the past year we have implemented many growth of the game initiatives.
Junior Orientation days – throughout the winter we have sessions that children can attend to delve deeper into learning the intricacies of the game’s rules, techniques, and strategies. By conducing regular sessions, the program ensures that juniors have consistent opportunities to reinforce their understanding of the sport. The sessions are designed to be engaging and informative.

On -course sessions, allowing participants to apply their acquired skills and strategies in real game scenarios. These sessions facilitate a deeper understanding of the game’s dynamics and provide valuable insights into managing on-course challenges. With the guidance of the PGA coaches, students can refine their decision-making skills, learn effective on course management, and develop the mental resilience required to navigate various situations.

Rules orientation days is an opportunity for any member to participate if they are looking to learn about the rules and etiquette of the game.

Workplace Golf events- Members have the opportunity to host a workplace golf event to introduce the sport to their colleagues and encourage networking and relationship-building through golf. The coaches put on a clinic and create games that help with team building and collaboration.

Intern teaching program- This program allows interns the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in teaching and program development. With bi-weekly meetings offer interns a space to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and seek guidance by the teaching professionals. This program has fostered a sense of community and support among the interns. Moreover, these meetings can serve as a platform for reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of different teaching methodologies and program structures. It’s been a lot of fun mentoring these interns and helping them get positions when they graduate.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Junior golf program- The seven-week junior golf program offers a comprehensive platform for juniors to not only develop their golfing skills but also immerse themselves in the excitement of friendly competition. Through a carefully curated curriculum, the program integrates a balance of instructional sessions, practice drills, and on-course training. The program empowers the junior golfers to build confidence, hone their abilities, and develop a deeper appreciation for the sport. The on-course team and individual competitions keep the programming exciting and motivating.

Parent-Child- The implementation of the parent-child clinics and golf night has added an exciting and bonding dimension to the club’s activities. The clinic is an opportunity for the parent and child to work together, play in a few team competitions, before heading on the course to play a 9 hole format. With the specific format serving as an opportunity for families to put their newfound skills to the test. It has been a lot of fun watching families grow close to each other and see friendships grow from those who participate.

Nine and Dine couples’ clinics at the range- The programming behind this clinic is to make it fun and competitive. Couples team up to showcase their skills and strategize their way through friendly matches. The coaches will give a short clinic and then everyone begins competing as a team for the best golf couple! There is a bar setup and catering offers a wonderful culinary experience, allowing everyone to unwind and socialize during the event.

Junior fitness-In the kids programs we have incorporated fitness, by bringing in an elite performance coach to train the kids. It’s an opportunity for the kids to team up and accomplish goals the coach has for them. The activities the coach implements keeps the kids engaged and coming back for me. Each clinic that offered the fitness sold out. Next year I am hoping to incorporate in almost all of the clinics!

Juniors Skill Days- I created a skills challenge/ games board where kids have the opportunity to write their name on a board to show their achievements and progress. Offering skills days where the kids can come out and try to accomplish as much as they can in the allotted time frame they are provided. It’s great for the kids to have friendly competition and work with each other.