DeKalb Park District Golf Instruction

Pam Tyska, LPGA/PGA Professional
Jay Appel, PGA Professional

Our experienced golf instructors offer a variety of private, semi-private, and group instruction opportunities for golfers of all skill levels. Clubs are currently unavailable due to COVID-19

PGA/LPGA Academy

The PGA/LPGA academy is a national program with a collaborative framework based on research and best practices from PGA professionals. The youth academy’s focus is to coordinate a fun, systematic approach to developing long term players. The five areas are golf skills, sportsmanship, etiquette and rules, on-course experience, and golf physical assessments. Instructed by PGA member.

Location: Buena Vista Golf Course

4-6 year olds
Tuesdays | 5:15-6:00pm
Lessons: September 8-29
$60 IDR/ $72 R 

7-12 year-olds
Thursdays | 4:00-5:00 pm Lesson, 5:00- 6:00 pm On Course
Lessons: September 10-October 1
$88 IDR/ $105 R

Adult Group Lessons

A low student/teacher ratio will ensure lots of personal attention. These classes will stress the fundamentals of golf covering the full swing, chipping, putting, bunkers, rules and etiquette.  We will evaluate equipment issues as needed. This is a great opportunity for the beginner or the advanced looking for a tune-up.

Ages 18+



Session 1             6/9-6/30               4:30-5:15 pm

Session 2             6/9-6/30               5:30-6:15 pm


$85 per session

Meet our Instructors

Private Golf Instruction
To schedule private lessons call (480)773-3163

Jay Appel
PGA Teaching Professional
Cell/Text: (480)773-3163

30-minute lesson-$45
(4) 30-minute lessons- $155

30-minute lesson-$35
(4) 30-minute lessons-$125

Jay is a graduate of Arizona State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness and Professional Golf Management.  He is a Class A PGA Professional with the desire to use his knowledge of the business and game of golf to help others play better.  Growing up having a father as a Golf Professional, Jay has spent his entire life playing golf and working in the business.  His best scoring day came when he shot 10 under par 62 setting the course record in a morning tournament round and went out that afternoon with friends and shot another 62.  He has been teaching and playing in the Northern Illinois area since 2009.

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