Billy Knilans started playing golf at age 10. and by age 14, he was the North Shore Amateur Champion in the Chicago area. Born and raised in Deerfield, IL, he was a consecutive 6-time qualifier for the elite IJGA Tournament of Champions before age 18. After setting many Deerfield High scoring records, Bill helped establish the curriculum for the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University.
At age 23, Billy became a PGA member at the famous Doral Resort in Miami, FL. Shortly after, Club Corp, the largest golf company in the world, recruited him to manage two 36-hole private facilities. After 9 years, Billy returned to the Deerfield area to teach golf.
For the last 10 years, Billy has been providing golf instruction throughout Chicago. He has also served on the PGA Grow The Game Council, promoted the Tee It Forward program and the North Shore Junior League. His accomplishments over the last 10 years have raised the bar for children ages 8-17. building on his legendary programming and breadth of experience, Billy is now bringing golf to a new level in Chicago schools, and broadening corporate programming.
Billy currently provides instructions at:
216 W Ohio St in Chicago
37 north Waukegan Road, Deerfield
801 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove
500 W Jefferson St, Bensenville
2205 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park
He can be reached at 847-814-6162.