Chapter Education

Introducing the LPGA Amateurs/Professionals Ambassador Program!

67% of members that join the LPGA Amateurs indicate they join to either learn to play the game or improve their golf skills.  LPGA Teaching Professionals are experts in teaching the game of golf and LPGA Amateurs want to learn and improve their skills – it is a perfect match!  Ambassadors serve as the main contact for golf instruction and education for the Chapter.  The Chicago Metro Chapter has teamed up with three LPGA Teaching Professionals to provide educational programming for our members.  Note: All registrations and payments are directly between the LPGA Pro and the member.

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About our Ambassadors


Tina Favia


Lindsey Hassler

Erika "Birdie" Shavers



Academy: 630-260-8199

Direct: 630-260-8273

Store: 847-592-5510  

Cantigny Golf Academy, 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton, IL 60189

PGA Tour Superstore, 1319 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Harborside International, 11001 S Doty Ave East, Chicago, IL 60628


Tina Favia’s successful golf career includes more than 30 years of teaching professionally.  Tina began teaching in the Chicago area in 1991, first at Wynstone Golf Club and later Conway Farms. She joined the Cantigny professional staff in 2003 and has served as assistant coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University.

Tina’s Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and Kinesiology at the University of Colorado gives her a deeper understanding of learning and performance in sport. Creating a learning environment that encourages every level of player from beginner to tournament player is important to Tina. 

Lindsey Hassler has been involved with the game of golf for almost 25 years, starting at the young age of 8 and continuing to play competitive golf through college. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Indiana while competing on the golf team. Their highlight win was winning the GLVC Conference Championship.

After graduating from college Lindsey knew she wanted to stay in the golf field. Her first job out of college was an assistant at Edgewood Valley Country Club. After working there for 2.5 years, she decided to focus on teaching. Lindsey has been teaching at PGA Tour Superstore in Schaumburg since 2014 and has loved every minute of it.  She has a true passion for teaching and looks forward to working with our chapter members.

Erika is the owner and founder of Swing Easy Golf™, a small independent business, teaching golf lessons to youth and adults alike. A native Chicagoan, she is currently the Assistant Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago. Erika recently joined the teaching pro team as a LPGA Teaching Professional Apprentice at Harborside International Golf Center in Chicago, IL.
Erika is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an honorary member of the South Shore Ladies Golf League, and an active board member of the Jackson Park Golf Association. Additionally, Erika serves as the boy's high school golf coach for a local Chicago Public Schools high school.
Erika enjoys working with students of all ages and loves bringing joy to others through the game of golf.

LPGA Class A Teaching Professional

LPGA Class A Teaching Professional  LPGA Teaching Professional Apprentice
Rates ½ Hour: $62

1 Hour: $115

Series of 4 Hours: $420
2 Students - 1 Hour: $125

Single lesson: $80

3-Pack lessons: $220

Other packages available

Individual lesson packages available, starting at $325 for four 1-hour lessons
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