Sam McKenney

Sam McKenney

Director of Player Development

Wildcat Golf Academy: Coaches Sam McKenneyCoaching and Playing Experience

  • Director of Player Development for the Wildcat Golf Junior & Adult Academies
  • Under his guidance more than 15 WGA are playing or will play Division I Golf and 9 are competing at the Division III level. Division I institutions include: Northwestern, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Marquette, Colgate, Creighton, Dartmouth, Fairfield, Santa Clara, Villanova & Virginia
  • Among those list of students are the 2016 Illinois Women’s State Amateur champion, 2016 Western Women’s Open champion, 2015 Illinois State Junior Am champion, 2015 Chick Evans champion, & the 2014 Midwest Junior Golf Association POY
  • Volunteer assistant for the women’s golf teams at Northwestern University; the Wildcat Women’s Team was the 2017 National Runner Up
  • Teaching Professional with over 18 years of experience who has instructed professionals, top high school and amateur players both locally and internationally
  • Certified as a Master Golf Fitness Instructor through Greg Rose, the co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute and as a certified C.H.E.K. Golf Biomechanic
  • Worked with some of the nation’s top instructors — including Mike Bender, Robert Baker, Doc Holliday and Robert Powers
  • IPGA Tournament Champion

Sam has tutored players who play or have played collegiate golf at the following institutions:

Division I: Northwestern, Colgate, Creighton, Dartmouth, Fairfield, Iowa, Lehigh, Marquette, Miami of Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Santa Clara, Villanova, & Virginia

Division III: Bates College, Bentley University, Bowdoin, Illinois Wesleyan, Lake Forest, Loras, Middlebury, Redlands, Rhodes College, Rochester, & Rollins College.