Success Stories

Some of Doc’s professional success stories include:

Paul Azinger

“When I first met Jim Suttie I couldn’t break 80 two days in a row. After three years with Jim as my coach, I was on the PGA Tour. His knowledge of the swing and expert analysis are unmatched.” -Paul Azinger

1993 PGA Champion

2008 United States Ryder Cup Captain

Chip Beck

“I can’t begin to express my admiration of Doctor Suttie. He is the one true genius in the golfing profession that I have met. He put me back together when no other person could. I’m forever grateful for his unselfish devotion and help in getting me back to a competitive level.” -Chip Beck

Won $505,467 in only 5 starts on the 2006 Champions Tour.

Loren Roberts

“Jim has helped me put all the pieces together. His knowledge of the golf swing and expert use of video have shown me exactly what I need to do to be competitive on the PGA Tour…In my opinion, Jim is America’s best golf instructor. I believe he can make anyone a better player.” -Loren Roberts

Won $2,365,395 for second place on the 2006 Champions Tour.

Eight-time winner on the PGA Tour.

Nine-time winner on Champions Tour.

Mark Wilson

“Dr. Suttie knows my natural swing tendencies and uses them to develop a more repeating swing. He seldom has me try things that feel unnatural. No matter what I’m working on, I can go to the course and feel my shots, instead of thinking about swing positions.” -Mark Wilson

Winner of the PGA Tour’s 2007 Honda Classic.

Winner of the PGA Tour’s 2009 Mayakoba Classic

Brad Elder

“I give a lot of credit to my instructor Dr. Jim Suttie for getting me back to where I was when I was playing well. He has plenty of clients and he doesn’t have to help me. It’s nice of him to take the time and help me. I’m swinging and playing as well as I ever have and I can’t thank him enough.”

Winner of the Nationwide Tour’s 2007 Wichita Open

Greg Kraft

“Jim has really put me back on track. Many instructors focus on the effect, but Doc is a master at getting straight to the cause. We work hard on getting the fundamentals correct and getting me to play from the optimum athletic position. He has really turned my game around and I’m very excited about the future.”

Member of the PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour since 1990.

Brad Adamonis

“Jim has improved my golf swing with his uncanny amount of swing knowledge. I also enjoy his creative use of training aids which provide critical feedback while I practice. Yes it works, little by little, I have become a better ball striker. I can’t thank Jim enough for his guidance.”

Winner of the Nationwide Tour’s 2007 WNB Golf Classic.

George McNeill

Winner of PGA Tour’s 2006 Qualifying School

Winner of the PGA Tour’s 2007 Open in Las Vegas.

Michael Schachner

“Doc not only has an unmatched understanding of the golf swing, but he has an amazing understanding of every apect of the game. His input has taken my game to levels that without him I wouldn’t have been able to reach. Doc truely is the best at what he does and it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with him for many years.” -Michael Schachner

T-31st at 2007 NCAA Championships

Lost in 2nd round of match play at 2006 U.S. Amateur

Qualified for 2006 PGA TOUR Cialis Western Open in Lemont, IL

Won 2004 Illinois Junior State Amateur Championship

Doc’s recent collegiate/junior success stories include:

Wake Forest: Brendan Gielow

“My improvement is directly related to Doc’s help. He is an encyclopedia of golf swing mechanics, but I have never left a lesson without a clear idea of what I needed to do. Unlike many of today’s “method” instructors, Doc can identify what works for you and what doesn’t. He has a great sense of humor and is devoted to helping his students improve. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him”. -Brendan Gielow

AJGA Rolex All-American (Honorable Mention) 2003 and 2006

Michigan High School Player of the Year 2004 and 2005

Southern Illinois University: Marissa Milligan

2005 Illinois State Amateur Champion

Individual champion at Auburn’s Derby Invitational, Fall 2006

U. of Florida: Nicole Schachner
(Shown here with her brother Michael Schachner at Cialis Western Open)

Won 2007 Illinois Womens Open

4th in 2006 Illinois Womens Open

Won 2004 Illinois Match Play Championship

Holds school record for 9 and 18 holes at Libertyville (IL) High School