I believe in the 3 P's - being positive, patient, and persistent.

eric barnes


Eric is a native of Santa Barbara CA and began his playing and teaching career in the southwest.  After winning the Southwest Assistant’s Championship, he competed on the Asian tour, and eventually found his way to Illinois as a teaching professional in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Here Eric was mentored by several top 100 instructors and Hall of Fame Golf Professionals. He has served as a PGA Professional at four elite private clubs including Barrington Hills CC, Onwentsia GC, Glen Flora CC and most recently Evanston GC.

After four successful decades in the private club industry, Eric is enthusiastic about focusing his talents on teaching and honing in on his passion of helping others improve their game. He has many years of valuable experience in custom club fitting, video swing analysis and instruction with all levels and age groups.

Eric’s 3 P’s mantra is being positive, patient and persistent.  Eric embodies these qualities and is excited to inspire his clients.

On a personal note, Eric has always been a huge sports fan and is somewhat of a savant when it comes to jersey numbers.

Eric resides in Northbrook with his wife Jody and is a proud father of two children Evan age 21 and Phoebe age 12.


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