PGA Professional Staff

Peter Donahue

Founder | Senior Coach

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My office is out in the fresh air under some big oak trees. The people with whom I work are all curious, eager, and motivated. I advocate for the game of golf, and also for studentship and evolution. I’m living a dream that I first dreamed fifty years ago. A kid’s dream for sure. Then again, aren’t all the good dreams?

I wake up early out of long habit, and usually arrive at the golf course to enjoy the quiet around sunrise. I wake up my game by pitching and running shots onto the green from out in the fairway. Exchanging morning hellos with familiar smiling faces riding their machines out to make the greens ready for the day, pretty soon the birds and the squirrels will be joining us. It’s our morning meditation.

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Chris Oehlerking

Managing Partner | Senior Coach 

 

Chris, a proud native of Canada, has a passion for helping people who have a desire to learn. Chris believes anything can be learned when commitment, consistency and patience are present.

Teaching Philosophy
Chris educates his student on why certain shot patterns occur.  He instructs them on what specific changes will make an immediate impact and then coaches the player through the process of learning that particular skill both physically and mentally.  Chris’s hands on approach provides a unique kinesthetic experience that enables the player’s body to interpret the correct feel.

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Mike Schroeder

Junior Program Coordinator | Coach

Michael started  in the Spring of 2016 with TGP and plays an integral with our Junior Programs and Summer Camps. Michael always has had a passion for playing the game. He was introduced to golf by his grandfather and their casual rounds lead to competitive junior career.  Michael played for for his high school,  Notre Dame College Prep. During this time Michael became fascinated with the intricacies of the game.

His passion for golf eventually lead him to Eastern Kentucky University where he was accepted into their Professional Golf Management Program.

 

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Jantzen Miserak, PGA

Coach | Junior Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Jantzen attended Sam Houston State University where he studied Business and Professional Golf Management. After three PGA internships in Texas at some of the top clubs in Houston and Dallas, Jantzen knew golf instruction was his passion and wanted to pursue it further. He heard about The Golf Practice through some classmates and decided to complete his last internship at TGP.

Peter and Chris were so impressed with Jantzen's work ethic and ability to connect with players that they offered him a coaching position. Jantzen gladly accepted. Jantzen says he has been beyond blessed to work with the incredible staff at The Golf Practice and is happy to call it home. "I look forward to the future with TGP and can’t wait to grow my knowledge of instruction and passion for the game of golf."

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman

Dr-Arthur-HoffmanMindfulness Based Mental Conditioning Coach

Dr. Hoffman started with our Academy 4 years ago, but as a student. As time passed there was a connection around the mental side of the game and Peter & Chris realized what an asset Arthur's knowledge could be to the Academy's students. Arthur joined the team last year and began teaching mindfulness to the Master 360 program participants.

Mindfulness training is a training, or one might say re-training, of the mind.  This training awakens, and strengthens, neural pathways of the brain that are inherent in us all, but are often sleeping through our day by day lives, not to mention during the preparation for, and execution of, a golf swing on a golf course or in a golf tournament.  The practices lead to being present to our experience more often and on autopilot less often.

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Tye Libby

Manager of Administration

Tye began working with The Golf Practice in the fall of 2017. As Manager of Administration, he will help oversee TGP's programs, client accounts, marketing efforts, and daily operations.

Originally from South Carolina, Tye has played golf since he was a child and has fond memories of walking Augusta National in 1998 when Mark O'Meara birdied the 18th hole to beat Fred Couples and David Duval. After meeting Chris and Peter, and touring TGP's state-of-the-art indoor facility, Tye jumped at the opportunity to be around golf full-time.

In his free time, Tye is an avid reader and fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

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Drew Peterson

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Director of Jr. Summer Camps 

Drew is in his 9th year with our Academy as Director of Junior Summer Camps at our Highland Park CC location. Drew brings his expertise in child education and behavior to our programs where he facilitates the day-to-day operations and manages our part-time staff. Drew is a school teacher at Greeley Elementary in Winnetka, IL and has been teaching for 17 years.

 

 

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