5200 Pleasant Hill Rd., Prairie Grove, IL 60012
Weekdays: 7:30am to Dusk
Weekends: 7:00am to Dusk

Jim Buenzli

Jim Buenzli

Jim grew up in McHenry and graduated from McHenry Community High School.  He played four years of golf for and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1983 where he earned an Education Degree and a Coaching Certificate. He played professional golf for nine years, highlighted by qualifying for the 1992 Western Open. He qualified and played in the 2017 U.S. Senior Open. He began teaching golf in McHenry County in 1987. He is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified fitness professional, TPI certified level 2 junior coach.

Why I Teach Golf
Each morning I cannot wait to begin my first lesson. I believe teaching golf is what I was born to do (major definite purpose in life). I enjoy everything about the game of golf. My passion for the game has not dwindled in 46 years of playing and 28 years of teaching. The Golf Academy at Terra Cotta is the realization of a life long dream to provide the best practice and learning environment possible.


Students Have Qualified For                            
Jim Buenzli’s Rates Individual  Series of 5
WEB.COM tour
US Amateur
US Mid-Amateur
US Publinks
US Junior
US Women's Senior Amateur
Western Amateur
Western Junior
Illinois Open
Illinois Amateur
Illinois Women's Open
Drive, Chip and Putt National Finalist
US Kids World Championship
Drive, Chip & Putt at Augusta
IHSA State Tournament
numerous top 10 finishers
Numerous local club champions
A penchant for teaching beginners

 ½ HOUR $95 $380
 1 HOUR $170 $680
 ½ HOUR – Sr./Jr. $80 $320
 1 HOUR – Sr./Jr. $140 $560
 1 HOUR – 2 ADULTS $180 $720
 1 HOUR – PARENT & 1 Jr. $150 $600


Year Long Series Adult Price Jr. Price
10 One Hour Lessons $1,360 $1,120
TrackMan Combine $170 $140
Sam Putt Lab $170 $140
Short Game Combine $170 $140
2 - 9 Hole Playing Lessons $600 $600
Cost $2,470 $2,140
Discount $470 $540
Your Price $2,000 $1,600

* I look forward to sharing my passion, knowledge, and experience with each and every client.  

To Schedule a Lesson Call (815)-355-4225

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