Mike Foy from Mike’s Golf Center

Our guest this episode of The Chicago Golf Report podcast is the Mike Foy, owner of Mike’s Golf Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

In this interview we discuss:

  • Why he created Mike’s Golf Center to become a “country club without all the crazy rules.”
  • How Mike fell in love with golf in middle school and decided to pursue a career in the golf industry after graduating from college with a degree in professional golf management.
  • Why he had to switch from playing golf competitively to teaching because of tendonitis.
  • The reasons why Mike chose St. Charles, Illinois for his golf center.
  • The strengths of Uneekor simulators including overhead launch monitors, a wide variety of courses, and high-quality technology.
  • Why Mike believes that the simulator golf industry is still new and has a lot of room to grow.
  • How simulator businesses can help people who don’t have time to play golf on a regular basis or who live in areas with harsh winters.
  • What the future of simulator technology might eventually look like, including virtual golf lessons and online golf academies.
  • Mike’s favorite golf courses in the Chicago area.

Walter Lis

Walter Lis is the managing editor of Chicago Golf Report. Launched in 2010, Chicago Golf Report is the most visited website on Chicago golf and is one of the top ten most popular local golf websites in the country. We are a digital-only news and information resource covering everything golf in Chicago and its suburbs, providing the latest news about local golf facilities, golf events, golf instruction and even golf business.

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