- Teaching Professional
Sidney Strong has been playing golf for over twenty years, and has loved the game
since his very first swing. He’s taken lessons from a variety of instructors, and continues
to enjoy learning more about the swing and practicing new techniques.
With a strong desire to be a part of the golf industry Sidney worked part-time off and on
at a Park District Golf Course, and then went on to work at Top Golf for three years
when they opened their first Chicagoland Location in 2007, at Wood Dale, Illinois.
In 2010, Sidney opened his own indoor screen golf facility Stinger Golf in Oak Park,
Illinois, which he operated for several years. He was a true pioneer in the golf business, long before the current explosion of the industry.
Sidney is currently a certified USGTF teaching professional, in good standing since July
2015. He enjoys teaching golf, and has a considerable passion for helping people
young and old. His goal is to teach good fundamentals, rules, and most of all the
enjoyment of the game.
Nicole Mooberry - Teaching Professional
Nicole Mooberry has been involved with golf virtually all her life.
As a daughter of a PGA teaching professional and owner of a golf club in Nebraska, Nicole has extensive experience teaching people of all levels, especially juniors.
Nicole was one of the top juniors from Nebraska and went on to play Division I Collegiate Golf at Winthrop University. During her time there, she assisted with many junior golf camps as well as interned for the Nebraska USGA and ran the Nebraska First Tee program during one summer.
She is eager to share her passion for the game with golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Michael Yoshioka - Teaching Professional
Michael is coming into his fifth year at Chicago School of Golf. He has extensive experience teaching juniors. Before working with Chicago School of Golf, Michael worked for another golf school where he managed the entire summer camp that consisted of 300 kids. He has always loved the game of golf, working with kids and being outside. Michael has made a lasting impact on many junior golfers with his outgoing personality and his passion to help them get succeed at the game.
Greg Barker - Golf fitness professional
Servicing Buffalo Grove / Northshore Students
Prior to joining the Body in Motion (current training facility for my golfers) Team in Buffalo Grove, IL, Greg worked for P.U.R.E. Golf in Skokie, IL and was the Lead Fitness Instructor for the Wildcat Junior Golf Academy at Northwestern University.
With Body In Motion he is continuing to gain valuable experience as a Golf Performance Coach working with accomplished high school, collegiate and professional golfers.
Previously, Greg worked as a Golf Performance Coach in St. Louis, MO. From 2003-2013, he gained valuable personal training and management experience with NutriFormance - an upscale training facility in the St Louis suburb of Ladue, MO., where he carved out a niche working with elite high school golfers (including 2 time individual Missouri State Champion Ross Millman - who earned a full ride to play at The University of Michigan), local competing amateur golfers, PGA Touring Professionals (Jay Williamson) and (Doug Ghim) and individuals that were Men’s and Women’s club championship winners at several known clubs such as St Louis Country Club, Bellerive Country Club, Old Warson Country Club, Boone Valley Golf Club and many others.
Eric Ridings - Golf fitness professional
Servicing Chicago Students
After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, Eric Ridings entered the fitness industry in 2012, starting at Equinox Fitness Clubs. During his time there, he rose to the highest position available to trainers. Throughout his career, Eric has constantly pursued higher education in golf and human movement, including:
- Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Fitness Coach
- Titleist Performance Institute Certified Power Coach
- Clinical Massage Therapist
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist
- Certified KinStretch Instructor
- Graston Certified Soft Tissue Therapist
Eric has worked with clients of all ages, needs and experience levels. With his detailed education background and over 8 years of experience, he is equipped to help any one realize their full potential.
David Maslen - PGA Teaching Professional
David Maslen began his teaching career 12 years ago and since then has developed players at all levels. David has a unique teaching philosophy through learning from the best instructors in the world such as Hank Haney, Stan Utley and Mike Adams. Having the desire to develop his own skills David went on to get certified through Titleist Performance Institute in Golf fitness and Junior Development, US Kids Golf, and Mike Adams and E.A. Tischler’s Bio Swing Dynamic. Whether working with the elite player or the beginner that aspires to play, David develops an individualized lesson plan based on the player’s bio mechanics to build a golf swing fitting the individual’s physique. Through his continuing education, David implements the best methods to analyze each student’s posture, gait, and movements.
David is known for developing a personalized mentorship program for junior students who are striving to become elite. David thrives on working with young students and believes training and developing programs for juniors is his passion. He understands that golf is much more than just a physical game, but also a mental and emotional game. Using golf, he teaches his students to develop practical plans for dealing with their personal dilemmas, and ultimately achieving their goals for the game but more importantly life.