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Did you buy your putter right off the rack at your local pro shop or golf retailer? Have you ever stopped to wonder if that putter is right for you? Quit blaming your putter! Have your putter fitted by PGA Professional Chad Johansen and staff today!

Our state of the art putting studio combines the simplicity of video capture, using three camera angles, with advanced image tracking to take the guesswork out of putter fitting and instruction. No special putter is required – any putter will work.


When custom fitting a putter to your putting stroke we analyze the 3 most important specifications of your putter.

1. Length – A putter with perfect length will place your eyes just slightly inside the ball. If a putter is too long, your eyes will be too far inside the ball. If a putter is too short, your eyes will be too far over the ball.


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2. Loft – A putter with perfect loft will have the ball rolling off the face immediately after impact. A putter with too much loft will make the ball jump and may cause it to go offline. A putter with too little loft will drive the ball into the ground causing skid and inconsistent roll.


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3. Lie – A putter with perfect lie sits very flat on the ground. A putter that is too upright will have the toe sitting high off the ground and tends to cause a pulled putt. A putter that is too flat will have the heel sitting high off the ground and tends to cause a pushed putt.



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With all of this information we can easily determine what loft and lie specifications are right for your putting stroke, and with our loft and lie machine we can bend your putter to those precise specs. You will leave our golf shop with a putter that is fit perfectly for you and your specific putting stroke, resulting in fewer putts and lower scores!

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"My daughters have been attending the Chad Johansen junior golf camps for 4 years. They run a very organized program! We really love the golf swing videos they send with advice on how they can improve. The technology they use is absolutely fantastic. It's fun showing all of my friends out of state my daughters golf swings. I would highly recommend the Chad Johansen Junior Golf Camps to anyone who has kids. I guarantee they have a blast!"
Patti McCumber
"My boys, Jonathan and Ryan, have been attending Chad Johansen junior golf clinics since we moved to the Chicago area a year ago. Chad and his team do a great job teaching the fundamentals of golf in a manner that the kids love. The boys love to play and practice with other kids that share the same interest. Our boys have developed a love of the game of golf and are excited to play and practice whenever they can. I credit Chad's golf camps. They learn the mechanics of the golf swing, how to chip and putt, proper golf etiquette and the importance of sportsmanship in the game. I especially like the on-line personalized instructional videos that each student receives. Our boys will continue to participate in these camps and I would certainly recommend them to others."
Jim Waugh
"Thank you for running such a great and well-organized Junior Camp. The drills and instruction were presented in a fun and useful way the kids could benefit from and enjoy. You and your staff took the time to help the kids individually so they knew exactly what they needed to work on. My boys really loved the camp and are already asking to do it again! I have been recommending it to all my friends!"
Gina Conner
"With Chad's instruction I started hitting the ball further, and straighter. His putting lessons helped me lower my scores immediately. Last year, I improved my scoring average by 19% and shot my lowest round ever (75). Now, whenever my game starts to 'drift,' I just schedule some 'Chad time' and in no time, I'm back in the groove. "
- John SteinerBlackberry Oaks Senior League Player
"We sent our eleven year old son to Chad Johansen for his first set of golf lessons. Chad is a very knowledgeable, relaxed teacher for children at all skill levels. Each lesson started promptly, was planned out, and offered challenging drills with appropriate encouragement and positive reinforcement techniques. Our son played the rest of the summer with more confidence and he enjoyed playing golf."
- Geoff and Tammy SmockYorkville, IL
"Chad has really helped me develop my game ever since I went to him early last year. The personal lessons and the Player Development Camp were an integral part of my success last year in making it to State. At the camp I really advanced my game because Chad analyzed my swing and putting stroke, and made the necessary changes. I took 3-4 putts off a round at least! When working with Chad, he communicates very well and uses things that I can understand. Along with being very knowledgeable of the game, Chad is a great person you can rely on to advance your game."
- Josh GorzneyPlano High School
"Without the help of the putting studio and the full swing technology from Chad Johansen my game would not be where it is today. This help has allowed me to take my game to the next level and play college golf."
- Rodney ClaytonMonmouth College
"Wow! Not only was I never a good putter, I never understood what a proper putting stroke entailed, or how a properly fitted putter could affect my setup and putting stroke. The Blackberry Oaks putting studio answered these questions and more. It gave me the ability to put myself in contention more often and win golf tournaments, due to better putting. Thank you Blackberry Oaks putting studio and Chad Johansen!"
- Rich Dukelow2006 & 2007 Illinois PGA Assistant Player of the Year
"The putting studio was without a doubt the best investment I've made in my game. Want to improve your score? The putting studio is the answer"
- Bob Christensen5-time Blackberry Oaks Club Champion