Meet the Staff
We commit to developing junior golfers into competitive players with great attitudes. They learn about the camaraderie of the sport, taking sportsmanship seriously and how to practice with a purpose to achieve their goals. I have designed our programs to be flexible in order to tailor to the unique strengths of each individual player.
Teaching Instructor / Father / Golf Enthusiast
Hi, my name is Scott. I have over 18 years experience as a golf instructor. I played throughout my life from the junior ranks to a Division I level at DePaul University. I have over 100+ current and former high school students my programs develops to create elite golfers with aspirations to play high school and beyond. I currently work with two college level golfers and one female IJGA player of the year.
Dr. Ryan Gavin
Strength Coach & Trainer
Dr. Ryan is an integral part of our academy. As the junior golfers mature physically, its vital to ensure they are aware of speed, mobility and strength to get the most out of their golf games. Our programs include a balance of these principals to help prepare the players for the next level.
Carly, who was named the state of Wisconsin's Women's Player of the Year back in 2008, was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Wisconsin, where she set a 72-hole scoring record that still stands today. Carly is in her second season as head women's golf coach at Loyola University Chicago. The SY Academy is very lucky to have such a distinguished coach to be part of this staff.
Cole is the Assistant Golf Professional and Program Supervisor at Wilmette Golf Club. He is also the Whitney Young Boy’s Golf Coach. Prior to that he spent 13 years as Senior Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago and spent 4 years at the assistant men’s golf coach at Loyola University Chicago.