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Chicago School of Golf “CSOG” was founded in 2014 by David Maslen. David saw anopportunity to help more students through an organized systematic approach. One that encompasses not just teaching the swing but teaching the game.

CSOG vision is, "To be the premier instructional company in the country. Our culture is fun, challenging, and rewarding for teachers and students. We propel a lifelong rewarding passion for golf.

We currently have three Indoor Training Centers and five Golf Course’s that we service instruction at for all golfers in the Chicagoland.

Our staff

David Maslen

David Maslen - Director of Golf

David founded Chicago School of Golf in 2014.
David Maslen began his teaching career 15 years ago and since then has developed players at all levels.

Jake Smith

Jake Smith - Director of Instruction

Jake is the Director of Instruction for the Buffalo Grove / Wood dale locations at Chicago School of Golf.
Jake's career began at an early age of three.

Andrew Mendonca

Andrew Mendonca - Associate Coach

Andrew Mendonca's journey in golf is impressive, from his successful high school years at Huntley High School to playing in various tournaments with notable achievements and competing on the World Long Drive Tour.

Joe Bukiewicz

Joe Bukiewicz - Senior Coach

Joe joins Chicago School of Golf with 26 years of coaching experience. Joe spent his last five years as the Head Golf Professional at Maplecrest

Sidney Strong

Sidney Strong - Senior Coach

Sidney is a Teaching Professional in Wood Dale at Chicago School of Golf.
Sidney Strong has been playing golf for over twenty years, and has loved the game since his very first swing.

Greg Barker

Greg Barker - Golf Fitness Professional

Servicing Buffalo Grove / Northshore Students
Greg worked for P.U.R.E. Golf in Skokie, IL and was the Lead Fitness Instructor for the Wildcat Junior Golf Academy at Northwestern University.

Eric Ridings

Eric Ridings - Golf Fitness Professional

After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, Eric Ridings entered the fitness industry in 2012, starting at Equinox Fitness Clubs
Eric has worked with clients of all ages, needs and experience levels.

Abhishek Thakur

Abhishek Thakur - Director of Operations

Abhishek handles billing, scheduling, and data analytics at Chicago School of Golf. His expertise ensures accurate and efficient billing processes, optimal scheduling, and strategic decision-making through data analytics


  • Craig Rosenberg

    I met David about 4 years ago when he was at Green To Tee up at Glencoe Golf Club. I hired him to work with my son who wanted to try and be on the high school golf team. My son did make the team and then I decided to start taking lessons from David. In the last 2 years David has taken my handicap from 23 to 14.

  • Kathy Mignin

    My 14-year old son has worked with David for several years. David has helped him develop a very solid golf game; learning all the fundamentals as well as developing the confidence to compete. In addition, David has provided a great example of how to conduct oneself both on the course and in life.

  • Cathy McCulloch

    In eighth grade my daughter decided to give up her other sports and start a completely new sport- that being golf. She started with David Maslen who taught her the basics from the ground up. She had never held a golf club before and David patiently and methodically taught her everything she needed to know about the game of golf.

  • Barry McGregor

    I started to practice golf 5 years ago. Everything seemed difficult till I found David. Since then, my skills improved by a huge margin. I cannot recommend David enough; I send my two boys to the golf camps and it's so rewarding to see the progress.

  • Marving Drake

    Playing golf is one of the things I like the most but I never thought I can progress in this sport. David was the only instructor who proved be otherwise; golf is for everyone and we should all trust ourselves.

  • Claudia Earman

    It's difficult to chose a sport from so many options when you have children. Luckily David's gold camps turned out to be the best solution for my family: I send them every year to the camps and my kids enjoy golf more than any other sport.

  • Crofton Kendall

    By age 15, Sophomore year, my daughter played on the varsity high school golf team. David would come to tournaments and support her during the golf season. He would review her play and focus lessons on her areas of greatest need. He is an encouraging, positive, and an incredibly knowledgeable coach. David sets his standards high and expects his students to put in the time to improve.

  • Alton Raymond

    David is always kind, professional and encouraging.
    My wife and I also appreciate the outstanding communication David has with us and his insights into ways our son can continue to develop and improve.
    It has been a pleasure both to watch my son's golf game become very good and to see all the success David is having!

  • Lex Charley

    I asked David if he would work with me and my friends and start a group clinic a few days a week during the winter. That was extremely successful and every clinic sold out each week. David is a great teacher.