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  1. Proven Results - You will gain confidence, understanding and enjoyment in your game
  2. Top of Line facility: The most technologically advanced facility anywhere in the country positioned in your backyard.
  3. 100% money back guarantee if you don't see improvement
  4.  A Full range of customized coaching plans and learning options built specifically around you and your desired goals.
  5. The most advanced club fitting service technology available!
  6.  A fun, energetic yet patient approach to help you feel comfortable
  7.  Year - round coaching
  8.  Helping people improve is my life's work.  It's one reason I provide these resources to get you on the road to shooting lower scores.



If you are looking for inexpensive lessons, and a "band-aid" approach to golf improvement, I'll be honest with you, I may not be your guy.  I am the coach you are looking for if you are serious about improving.  I am the coach you are looking for If you are tired of not seeing results...  Coaching is an investment and the payoff is huge with improvement, competency, confidence and enjoyment.



about Rick

one of golf's best young minds, making sense out of the science of golf.

We cut through countless volumes of “golf theory”, give answers where there weren’t previously, and provide hope and excitement to the impassioned golfer.
— Rick Silva

mission: to make people golf experience more memorable.  To achieve this I bridge the gap between theoretic based golf instruction and factual science driven information. All the while delivering factual information simplistically and seamlessly to clients and audiences of all ages and skill sets.


Rick is currently the Director and owner of M|3G (Movement3Golf), located in Chicago's legendary north-shore of Highland Park, IL.  Silva has worked with more than a half-dozen tour players, a United States Amateur Champion, Walker Cup member, and countless NCAA golfers.  Before going out on his own in 2010, Rick was the Director of Instruction and biomechanics specialist for real-estate developer Michael Meldman's Discovery Land co. properties   With elite-level knowledge in the use of Flight Scope|TrackMan, K-Vest, AMM and the GEARS-3D, club as well as body tracking system, his teaching base, "The Studio", is equipped with the most advanced technologically anywhere in the Midwest.  In addition to technology, Rick has mastered certifications in TPI, NG|360, Golf Bio-mechanics and is Manzella Certified.  Rick's knowledge of the golf swing, functional movement, technology and the science of how it all gets put together is a combination that very few possess.  Rick's use of cutting edge swing science research and the latest technology systems has made him one of the leading authorities in improving golf swings with the use of technology.


Silva is nothing short of a golf swing genius! I’m loving life on the course!
— L.Martin; LGI Int.

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gears golf

because accuracy matters

Want to know why you slice? This product can tell you exactly what’s going wrong. The Gears system, records all kinds of data when users hit shots wearing a motion-capture suit featuring 26 sensors placed at key spots around the body and six additional locations on the club. Using eight high-speed cameras and special software, Gears can determine a lot of interesting—and telling—information.

Because it can be used for equipment testing as well as swing instruction, places such as the equipment labs for Cobra-Puma andNike Golf and the Sea Island Resort in Georgia have added it.
— Luke Kerr-Dineen, Golf Digest


GEARS is a full swing club and body tracking system used by PGA pros, club fitters, and club manufacturers to measure and analyze every nuance of a swing, in full 3D, from address to follow-through.  Built on the same technology used by biomechanists and filmmakers, GEARS is the most advanced motion capture solution developed specifically for golf.

Full body data with biofeedback

Use the world’s most popular motion capture tech to measure body motion with unmatched fidelity:

Shoulder Angle | Hip Angle | Knee Angle | Toe Angle | Spine Angle | Major Body Lines | Kinematic Sequence

complete club data in 3-d

GEARS offers more data about your swing, with more accuracy, than any other tool in golf:

Full Swing Path | Impact Location | Club head Speed | Deflection Droop | Shaft Deflection | Face Heading | In/Out Path | Loft (static & dynamic) | Lie (static & dynamic) | Angle of Attack

Compare swings

Compare a user’s swing side-by-side with previously recorded data in fully rendered 3D—a powerful tool for measuring progress over time or comparing with proper techniques. Past and present data is synchronized during playback, for frame-by-frame comparison of key swing elements.

What makes GEARS so accurate? 


Most systems rely on low resolution approximations of swing data, with algorithmic estimates filling in the gaps. GEARS provides hard data, actually measuring the entire swing as it unfolds.

Data. Lots of it.

GEARS analyzes over 600 images per swing, in less than a second. Because both the grip and head are tracked, that data provides significant insight into a swing, even including shaft deflection—information that cannot be obtained by tracking the grip alone.

Optical motion tracking

GEARS is an optical (camera-based) tracking system, powered by eight 1.7 megapixel cameras running at 360 frames per second. It offers numerous advantages over other approaches, including:

Track any club, with snap-on club mounts | Measurements as fine as 0.2 mm | No wires attached to the user | Golf ball detection, for pinpoint impact location information | Simple system setup | “Absolute positioning,” with zero drift (unlike inertial systems)




a custom golf experience


a fitting experience unlike anything else.  Presented by M|3G


Fittings to the exact millimeter... Performance second to none... Guaranteed.

No other fitting can give you our results. M|3G combines the objectives of the golfer and actual science to fitting golf equipment.


the M|3G process is different than that of any other club fittings available. 


Equipment: More them 1800 configurations and custom/exotic options to choose from; completely to your specifications and needs.

Technology: GEARS: With the ability to measure real-time, living breathing shaft information, no other fitting can compete.  Every player has their own specific manner in which the offend or excite the shaft at different stages in their golf swing. Those individual characteristics could make a Stiff shaft "feel" X-Stiff and heavy and a X-Stiff shaft feel whipy and light depending on the individual.  There is much more then just Swing Speed that goes into determining shaft flex.  Shaft Deflection, Shaft Droop, Face Mapping to 0.02 mm. etc, etc.

FLIGHT SCOPE RADAR: Used throughout the PGA to generate instant and actionable digital feedback on club delivery, launch, ball flight, and landing. Count on pure, precise, and reliable data that allows you to dissect and understand the DNA of any given swing





How much time is required for each fitting?

Each individual fitting segment typically takes around an hour.

Am I good enough to get fit?

We fit all golfers regardless of handicap ranging from beginners to Tour Professionals. Look at it this way, the higher your handicap, the more room for improvement, and the more likely you are to see a significant change in distance, accuracy and scoring!

Is the fitting fee applied to the cost of equipment?

Unfortunately, the fitting fees do not apply to the cost of equipment. The fitting fees allow us to use the latest and best technology available for each fitting. We believe that we are providing a service that has value. Discounting the fitting fee, would mean that we don’t believe the service we are providing is worth anything to you. We stand behind every recommendation because they are deeply routed in factual data from the finest measurement device in the world.  Give us a call, we can't wait to help. 

What is the time frame for receiving my golf clubs?

M|3G guarantees delivery within two weeks. However, this does not mean each build requires two weeks. Often, orders take five business days but occasionally product or a particular shaft is in high demand and requires a little more time.

Golf is all about confidence, in your game and your equipment. M3|G offers a precise club fitting experience second to none, and has chosen an exclusive partnership with one of the industries highest performing equipment companies, Callaway/Odyssey Golf.  M3|G’s approach to fitting begins with a unique understanding of players' performance needs born from working with PGA Tour players, PGA Professionals and amateurs serious about getting better. Our highly skilled fitters utilize the most advanced tools to help players optimize driver performance, make iron play more precise, dialing in wedges, honing the perfect putter fit and fine-tune set compositions. 

Movement 3 Golf makes club fitting a centerpiece of their daily activities. The Studio is equipped with over 1,800 club combinations and boasts the most shaft fitting options for Callaway Golf in all of Chicago. All fittings are powered by Flight Scope Doppler launch monitors to ensure the highest level of accuracy. Golfers are guaranteed the highest level of service and an in-depth and thorough fitting experience.




Programs & rates


Coaching... In Person Coaching

at m|3g, Movement3Golf in Chicagoland, IL

To schedule please call 480.212.6548 or CLICK HERE


GEARS: OPTICAL TOUR CAPTURE                        349                                   

ONE HOUR COACHING SESSION                          225

ONE HOUR COACHING W/ GEARS                        225   

  • following Initial GEARS CAPTURE ONLY

Development programs are proven far above and away to be the most effective route to lower score, hitting better golf shots and HAVING MORE FUN! You'll find that out for yourself beginning with the Initial GEAR CAPTURE and Evaluation.  This process will consist of skills assessment, initial-equipment evaluation, physical screen and client interview.  Based on the initial findings, each student will receive a personalized action plan and suggestion outlining their recommended plan.  At the completion of the CAPTURE/Evaluation process, and in-line with the personalized action plan, private coaching sessions are scheduled to begin improvement process.




memberships programs were designed with the client specifically in-mind.  I wanted to provide an option that would suit peoples needs and wants, make the commerce easy and leave how and when they wanted to use their time completely up to them.  At the same time provide you with the traditional amenities of membership: preferred booking options, special M|3G Offerings, reduced rates and much, much more!  Take a look at either our PAR, BIRDIE or EAGLE member offerings and see what fits for you.  If you find yourself to be one of our truly impassioned clients take a look at our TOUR MEMBERSHIP.  We only offer two a year and they go quickly!  Memberships are billed on a monthly basis based on the level of your commitment.



The "PAR" membership offering allows for 4-hours of utilization monthly. This membership is offered in both twelve and six month commitments. 

12 months @ $680 per month

6 months @ $700 per month

The "BIRDIE" membership offering allows for 8-hours of utilization monthly. This membership is offered in both twelve and six month commitments. 

12 months @ $1280 per month

6 months @ $1320 per month

The "EAGLE" membership offering allows for 12-hours of utilization monthly. This membership is offered in both twelve and six month commitments. 

12 months @ 1800 per month

6 months @ $1860 per month








oN-line... COACHING

Need a little special attention and you can't make it to Chicago?  Not to worry, Rick is just a touch of a button away.  Using your smartphone and a specific set of filming instructions, you are able to work one-on-one utilizing some of the greatest technology in the world!

If you are interested please complete this form and Rick will contact you within 24-hours for your initial phone consultation to see if the two of you will work well with one another.

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it all sounds complicated... do i really need all that "technology" to get better?

My dear friend and mentor Michael Jacobs, I believe said it best.  "This is just like a race car team.  On that team you have the expert driver who is purely reactive to what the car is telling him.  You have the Crew Chief who is coaching the driver based on his knowledge and what he in observing and then you have this amazing technology system in place that gives thousands upon thousand of data points on how the car is "actually" doing what it's doing."  No guessing.  No speculation.  No, "well, for me, it's doing..."  Now, surely we understand that the science/data isn't there to confuse the driver.  That would just be silly.  And it certainly isn't there to confuse the Crew Chief, what good would that do?  It's there to confirm what they thought they knew or to provide that one missing link or "aaaha-moment" that sets them apart from the rest of the competition.  The job of the golf professional is know what they are talking about period.  Would you put your trust in a mediocre lawyer or a mediocre doctor?  I think not, that would just be silly!  Folks, REAL Science applied to the golf swing makes things easier NOT more difficult or confusing.  Technology is simply there to confirm my work so I can be the best I can for you.  Trust me you'll have the time of your life playing the best golf of your life! I guarantee it. 

do you only work with really good players?

I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be trusted by a few world-class players with their games and that is an absolute thrill and privilege for me but I genuinely enjoy coaching and mentoring the everyday club player that has varying goals and aspirations of improvement.  Nothing is better then assisting a golfer exceed their expectations and helping them be their best coach.




Satisfied Customers

Getting put through the paces by Rick Silva and his staff wasn’t so much a golf lesson as it was an EKG that told you very clearly what you need to work on to improve your game. As a writer for GOLF WEEK, I have been to every “big name” expert on the planet and one thing is for sure, Rick is a big player in a very small pond.
Top of the line golf instruction and club fitting. I have had golf lessons in the past and improved my game because of it but the technology and coaching style that Rick uses had a huge impact on my game immediately. I’m am beyond satisfied that I now can get my money’s worth out of my new clubs and enjoy the game even more. I highly recommend seeing Rick if you have any interest in improving your game and/or upgrading your clubs!
— Christopher Brady ELITE WELLNESS
In summary, I strongly recommend M3|G. I’ve had the initial diagnostic session and one lesson. I am already hitting my 7-iron 15 yards further than before. They have a very systematic, fact-based approach. Everything is cause and effect. The diagnostic session was amazing and I know there will be more to work on in the months ahead. My first lesson focused on my biggest issue (lack of power, lack of hip turn). But the best news is that this system understands the cause of the problem and the solutions treat the cause, not the symptoms (my hip turn problem had nothing to do with my hips). I am confident that my game will improve. Their literature states that they see a reduction in handicap of an average of six points. I don’t know if I’ll see that but I do believe that I will see a 30 yard increase in my driving distance. I spent over $1,000 at Golftec a few years ago. All their data just told me the problem. They couldn’t find the cause.
— David Roche President; David Roche & Assoc. / Member at Kemper Lakes
It has been one week since i made the pilgrimage to Chicago, to see Rick Silva at Movement3Golf and get measured on GEARS. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my history of instruction, I have had the opportunity to work with several of the biggest names in golf instruction. From Leadbetter Academy to Hank Haney Ranch, to Rick Smith at TreeTops in northern Michigan. I have 1 career 29 for 9 holes and 5 “30”‘s for 9. 63 is my low score. My career long drive is 411y. After a long run of attempting to play professionally like many others, I struggled so badly trying to apply different concepts to my swing and ideas and methods.... none of which paid remarkable dividends. My swing never quite “looked” right to me on video. Parts were missing that I didn’t know what to add.
I must say that Rick Silva’s knowledge of the golf swing and bio-mechanics is unparalleled. He has an incredible ability to articulate exactly what is occurring and why and how to fix the problem.
If you are serious about your game, you need to get GEARS’d. In one short session Rick showed me what i was doing wrong, and what i was doing right, and helped me thru “swing thoughts/feels”. I have what i would refer to as a few different swing “types” or pattern. This is truly where you separate FEEL from REAL. My swing had gotten so far out of whack. I had an incredible amount of side bend at address which felt “powerful” but in reality it was robbing me of consistency. My virtual spine was tilting to far away from the target at address, causing me to have issues with rotation thru impact. I have struggle for years with VICIOUS SNAP hooks off the tee. My hips would drift too far out in front and then my upper body would tilt back and then the flip hooks would happen. high spin loft, lots of other issues. Blocks pushes hooks heel slappers helicopter driver flying out of my hands from trying to force the handle so far in front to save the face angle. I’ve literally lost a driver on the follow thru up into a tree 30 feet high behind the tee box. I was trying to “hang back and launch it” so i would end up with a virtual spine that was probably around 112*... no telling where my driver was going to go. After a few swings on GEARS3D Rick showed me exactly how my shaft was leaning way too far forward, my spine angle was tilted way to far to the right. It “felt” like i was pretty neutral... not even close. So after we determined what was wrong, Rick gave me some new “feels” that really allowed me to quickly recognize that i had a neutral set up with shaft lean and spine angle previously. That “feel” was very easy to get back to. Seeing the DATA on GEARS is the real game-changer for me. Knowing that there is a “feel” that gets me to the right numbers and allows me to use the ground properly and effectively. The swing feels much less “mechanical” and much more natural. I cannot thank Rick enough for really spending the time to answer all of my questions and explain why he was recommending a certain movement versus another and the cause and effect relationship that the setup has on the impact position. Rick has no ego, no method, no allegiance to a “book of fairy-tales” to try to force his students to adhere too... He simply has the best method of measuring the swing in the world thanks to Michael Neff and GEARS3d. But when you combine his ability to interpret that data with the extensive knowledge of Dr. Nesbit’s work and Jacobs3D that’s where the real MAGIC HAPPENS.
As an update I broke 70 again for the first time this year this morning. It didn’t take months of swing changes and hours and hours of wasted effort on the driving range... When you have the ability to see exactly what it is the “change” is “changing” you can immediately start to implement it. If you take your golf game seriously you owe it to yourself to go see Rick and get measured on GEARS3D and Jacobs3D.
— Mike R. Michigan
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me get started in understanding the ideas of the science in the golf swing. I appreciate so much your patience with my ignorance and your ability to help me. I have a much better understanding of things I thought we very complicated but, you made it quite simple. Can’t wait to keep getting better! Thank you so much...!
— Tony Feminis, PGAProfessional; Illinois Section
Just finished an AMAZING golf lesson with Rick Silva. Mind blown! The BEST golf lesson I’ve ever taken. So psyched to get some practice in and start playing better. So much to learn from GEARS and a teacher who truly understands the data.
— Matt Saternus Co-Founder; Plugged In Golf |




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