Thank you for putting on such an amazing camp for the kids! My son Robby came home every day so excited about what he learned! He has always liked golf a lot, but now the love is there! As my husband said, "he's got the golf bug"!! Can't wait for next year's camp! Thank you again!
Krissy and Rob Langenfeld
"The CJGA Junior League at Blackberry Oaks is an awesome program for any child who wants to learn golf. It’s the perfect environment for kids to learn the the game and have fun!”
Coach Chad and his staff have made golf fun and exciting for my boys. They look forward to each lesson with excitement. Chad has a gift when it comes to making golf fun for the kids.
"The Blackberry Staff does a phenomenal job at getting kids introduced to the game. Loads of fun challenges coupled with on-course matches makes the program second to none. Chad's enthusiasm is contagious with all the kids. I have two sons who participated for the first time this fall and can't wait to play again next year! SOLD! Don't wait, the sooner your kids are exposed to the Junior League at Blackberry, the sooner they can add golf to their life skills! Great job everyone and great season! Thank you!"
My son Nate truly enjoyed your Fall Junior Golf League this year. The scramble format was perfect and the opportunity to practice at the range, putting and chipping greens before matches really rounded out the experience of what the sport is all about. He will definitely sign up again next year! I enjoyed the opportunity to be his caddy as well. Letting the parents on the course with the kids was awesome! Great job on helping establish the next generation of golfers!! #kidsrule
"The CJGA at Blackberry Oaks, led by Chad Johansen, has provided the perfect level of instruction for my 9 year old son. Chad and the coaches do a fantastic job of teaching these young golfers the mechanics of the golf swing, equipment knowledge, on-course etiquette, and sportsmanship all while providing plenty of opportunities for the kids to also have some competitive fun, other than just enjoying the game of golf, through various skills competitions during the program. My son has participated in the CJGA camps and the PGA Jr. League at Blackberry Oaks, all of which are led by the CJGA, and golf is now his favorite sport in large part to the program Chad and his coaches provide. Keep up the great program CJGA and Blackberry Oaks!"
"The Chad Johansen Putting Studio was without a doubt the best investment I’ve made in my game. Want to improve your score? The Chad Johansen Putting Studio is the answer!"
"After working with Chad and his staff at the Chad Johansen Putting Studio, I finished 7 under par at the Nationwide Tour’s Utah Energy Solutions Championship including an opening round 64!"
"What an amazing set up! Every single stroke provided so much instant feedback. I would consider myself a good putter, but after working with Chad in his studio, I see a great opportunity to become even better! Each putt I get feedback on my balance, posture, swing path, putter impact, and overall aim. Simply the best lesson for my money!"
"Chad Johansen is an extremely talented golf teacher. After one lesson I started to finally understand the correct fundamentals to be a more consistent golfer. I improved my consistency immediately 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!"
"I went to Chad for a quick tune up golf lesson on my driver. It’s amazing how simple he keeps the golf swing. He changed my set up and instantly I started hitting it better. I recommend him to all of my friends. He is the best!"
"Sand shots have always been my nemesis. After one lesson Chad made me feel like a pro. I actually aim for the bunkers now! Thank You – Thank You – Thank you!"
Thank you for running such a great and well organized Junior Golf 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 of my friends!
My daughters have been attending the CJGA Junior Golf Camps for 4 years. They run a very organized program! We really love the golf swing videos they send with advise 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 CJGA Junior Golf Camps to anyone who has kids. I guarantee they will have a blast!
The Chad Johansen Golf Academy did an excellent job teaching my son about the game of golf. My son is 5 and pretty shy around a group, painfully shy at times. Even with my son’s reluctance, Chad and his staff made him feel welcome and able to participate! If you want your child to get into golf I would highly recommend sending them to Chad!
Chad has an excellent program with a staff that buys into his concept as well. The junior program has been growing over the past couple years at Blackberry and it’s because the word is getting out about Chad and how well he get kids involved and how they stay involved. I recommend that if you have a child wanting to get into golf or expand their skills give Chad a call.
We sent our eleven year old son to Chad Johansen for his first set of golf lessons. Chad is 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 & Tammy Smock
Our boys have developed a love of the game of golf and are excited to play and practice whenever they can. I credit the CJGA Junior 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 online personalized instructional videos that each student receives. Our boys will continue to participate in these camps and I would certainly recommend them to others.
The Chad Johansen Golf Academy offers the best junior golf programs PERIOD!
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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
Chad Johansen Golf Academy - 2245 Kennedy Road - Bristol, IL 60512