Posted 2 years ago

Salary: $70,000.00 – $100,000.00 Per Year

Total Anticipated Compensation Up to: $100,000.00

Do you love to teach the game and want to be part of the future of golf instruction? SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction is looking to add an experienced Golf Instructor to our growing team of golf and fitness experts.

The golf instruction industry is growing exponentially and we can barely keep up with demand. We have created an extremely fun, and fast paced environment. We play a ton of golf, and don’t work the grueling hours that a lot of the industry demands (expect a 40 to 50 hour work week). We pride ourselves on creating a culture you will be proud to be a part of, and a job you are excited to show up to every day.

In addition, we have created a world class facility and business model that has proven to be highly successful. Our last teaching professional and trainer hires achieved 30 sessions per week in less than 2 months. 



About the Company

Founded by Joe Sheren and Tommy Asuma in 2011, SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction is a golf instruction and fitness training company with two locations in Illinois. SMART teaches and trains golfers who are looking to take their games to the next level. Each member of SMART Golf & Fitness receives their own personalized improvement plan and works exclusively with their own Golf Instructor and their own Fitness Coach. Members utilize the facility for golf lessons, personal training, practice sessions, and gym usage. In summer 2019, SMART opened a brand new 11,000 square foot indoor facility in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The facility features the following amenities to its members and guests:

  • Seven Trackman golf simulators
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • 1,000 sq. ft. indoor putting green
  • SAM PuttLab putting studio
  • Full service retail shop featuring custom equipment as well as golf and fitness merchandise
  • Player’s Lounge that can accomodate simulator golf leagues and private events
  • Conference room for meetings, board retreats, and small events
  • Two massage therapy rooms
  • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms

Position Description

The Golf Instructor will report to the Director of Instruction and be responsible for coaching private, semi-private, and small group golf instruction sessions. The Golf Instructor will utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology, grow a healthy clientele, and monitor the financial performance of your session book.  The Golf Instructor will be self-motivated and will continue to place an emphasis on facilitating relationships with current members and guests, as well as any future clients.

Experience Required

Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Class A PGA Member preferred or Associate in Good Standing
  • Minimum of 3 years-experience with golf instruction preferred
  • Experience in upscale private club golf operations preferred
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication skills and computer skills
  • Experienced in written and oral business communications
  • College degree preferred but not required


  • He/she/they must be a compelling and self-assured golf instructor with a proven ability to attract and develop students of all skill levels
  • Excellent golf and golf teaching skills
  • Proficient in K-Vest, Boditrak, and video analysis
  • Possess an understanding of the biomechanics of the golf swing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong understanding of general computer and retail software systems
  • Proven track record of maintaining a detailed client log
  • Team player with a well-regarded reputation for professionalism

Essential Responsibilities

Your typical day might include the following:

  • Providing individual golf instruction
  • Provide custom club fitting for members and outside clientele
  • Work closely with golf fitness staff on individual game improvement program for each of your students
  • Provide initial assessments to prospective members and clients
  • Plan and conduct junior golf classes
  • Develop a women’s golf program
  • Assist with the planning of member golf trips and tournaments throughout the calendar year
  • Develop great relations with all of your clients and members
  • Entertain members and their guests during private events
  • Conduct on-course playing lessons during the summer months

This role might be for you if:

  • Your greatest passion is helping others improve their golf game
  • You get joy from providing exceptional member service and providing an experience that is second to none
  • You speak clearly and carry yourself with confidence
  • You love to play the game of golf (we are a team of PGA Professionals who get to play a lot of golf)
  • You enjoy traveling with your students to some of the finest courses throughout the country
  • You have a drive to continually improve and learn
  • You are a team player and understand the power of working together toward to achieve goals
  • You take action to solve problems and actively look for ways to improve both your teaching and our operation


The facility will provide a compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications. This includes, but not limited to, the following:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Lesson Revenue Commission
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • PGA Dues Paid
  • Vacation – Per Arrangement with Company
  • Education Allowance – Per Arrangement with Company
  • Relocation Allowance – Negotiable
  • Facility Access for Both Golf Practice & Gym Use
  • Access to Network of Private Golf Clubs For Personal Use
  • Merchandise & Equipment Discount

Job Features

Job Category

Teaching Professional

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