Geoff Tollefson - PGA Professional, Instructor
"Practice doesn't make PERFECT,
PERFECT practice makes PERFECT"
Geoff has been a PGA Member since 2005 and became a Certified PGA Professional in the field of Instruction in 2009.
He is currently the Head Golf Professional for the Village of Buffalo Grove and oversees both golf operations for Buffalo Grove Golf Course as well as The Arboretum Club. He has been in this capacity since 2012.
In 2022, Geoff helped architect the modernization of the Arboretum Club by partnering with WJ Golf to create a year-round golf facility for the Chicagoland golfers. This concept provides all golfers a great resource to practice, play, and get instruction year-round with state-of-the-art technology.
Geoff was also an Adjunct Faculty Member for the PGA of America’s education department. This gave Geoff the opportunity to teach all PGA Apprentices on the core principals of becoming a PGA Member which included business core concepts of an operation as well as teaching the PGA principles and laws of golf instruction.
Other notable accomplishments include:
2006 IPGA Assistant Professional of the Year
2006 Illinois Open qualifier/participant
2009 IPGA Horton Smith Award Winner
2016 Course Record round at Arboretum – 65
2019 IPGA Finance Committee Member
"After just one lesson with Geoff, I was able to fix my swing and hit the ball straighter"
"I wanted to learn how to golf and Geoff's practical style of teaching got me ready for the golf course in no time!"
"The lessons with Geoff on the indoor simulators really helped me improve my game. Real-time video feedback and data that helped me adjust my swing on the fly"