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Two Mistwood PGA instructors receive national recognition

Romeoville, IL – The Mistwood facilities, anchored by the renowned Mistwood Golf Club, celebrates two of their PGA instructors who have been recognized for their commitment to the game. Director of Golf, Andy Mickelson received an honorable mention to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team 2022, Director of Instruction, John Platt is a four-time winner of the Golf Range Association of America Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals as well as the 2021 Illinois PGA Youth Player Development recipient.


Mickelson’s honorable mention to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team 2022 included a list rating 77 golf professionals from across the country for outstanding performances in 2021, while balancing the duties of their jobs. In addition to his daily responsibilities, Mickelson’s accomplishments and services in 2021 include being the 2021 Illinois PGA Champion, sitting on the Illinois PGA Board of Directors, Illinois PGA Tournament Chair, Illinois PGA Sponsorship Committee Member, and an Illinois PGA Birdies for Charity participant.

“I’m surprised by this honor of being recognized by Global Golf Post,” said Mickelson. “Mistwood is a very special place, and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity in representing our golf culture on a daily basis.”

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Platt is a four-time winner of the Golf Range Association of America Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals. “It’s an honor to receive this award for the fourth year in a row, and rewarding knowing that it’s based on merit,” said Platt. “I appreciate all the students, both juniors and adults, for trusting me to improve their games.”

Platt also received the 2021 Illinois PGA Youth Player Development Award which honors a leader in junior golf who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth golfers. Platt is a Quarter Century Member of the PGA and has seen more than 175 of his students compete in the Illinois High School Association state finals and more than 150 have gone on to play collegiate golf.

Mickelson, Platt, and other instructors are ready to work with golfers of all abilities at Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook. Link for fittings:, link for lessons:

About Mistwood
Mistwood Golf Dome, which is under the same ownership group as nearby Mistwood Golf Club, has become the leading indoor golf dome experience in the Chicagoland area. The 60,000 square-foot heated facility offers golfers a great way to keep the game in shape during the winter months. Whether it’s practicing your full swing at its 30 hitting stations utilizing the new Toptracer technology, or keeping the short game tuned up on the two 900 square-foot putting greens complete with an indoor short game area with sand bunker, the Mistwood dome experience offers something for everyone. The facility is also home to the popular McWethy’s Sports Bar, a fun entertainment venue featuring a variety of fine fare including award-winning wings and over 30 craft beers. Visit Follow on Twitter @mistwooddome.

Mistwood Golf Club, which opened in 1998, is one of the most-talked-about Chicago area golf destinations. It features 18 holes designed by award-winning architect Raymond Hearn, a top golf performance center and a spectacular clubhouse facility. Following an acclaimed multi-million-dollar course renovation by Hearn, which was recognized as the “Renovation of the Year” by GOLF Magazine in 2014, one of Golf Digest’s “Best New Course,” and one of Golf Range Magazine’s “Top 50 Public Ranges.”

The Performance Center at Mistwood Golf Club is a multiple recipient of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Club Fitters, and an Editor’s Choice award for Best Golf Schools and Academies. The high-end learning center offers custom fitting, club repair services, and lessons in the 5,000 square foot building at the base of the driving range. A 26,000 square foot clubhouse featuring the Scottish-inspired McWethy's Tavern and Great Hall banquet facility, truly making Mistwood out to be one of the best golf courses in Illinois. Mistwood has become one of the most popular venues in Chicago. Visit Mistwood Golf Club, Performance Center.

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