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INSTRUCTION

BELOIT CLUB GOLF INSTRUCTION

The Beloit Club firmly believes that a happy golfer is a happy member. With this in mind, the Beloit Club offers complimentary individual and group lessons for our members. One of the reasons members leave a club is that they no longer have fun playing golf. Travis Becker, Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year, is on staff to ensure our golfers are able to get the very most out of their abilities, allowing them to enjoy the game and anticipate that next round. Travis and his staff utilize the very finest in technology to ensure all students are able to reach their full potential. 

TRAVIS BECKER

Director of Instruction

Travis Becker joined the Beloit Club team in 2016 as the director of instruction. Travis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, along with a dedicated following of students. Previously, Travis spent 17 years at Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wis., and served as the club’s head golf professional from 2010-2015.

 

A PGA of America member, Travis was named the 2009 Wisconsin PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. He was the head coach of the Wisconsin PGA Junior League State Champions, was named 2015 and 2019 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, the 2015-16 Golf Digest State Top Teacher and the 202 Youth Player Development Coach of the Year. Travis is a five-time Top 100 Club Fitter for Titleist and has extensive experience with various launch monitors and teaching software.

 

He specializes in putter fitting and putter instruction, and he has performed over 10,000 lessons and club fittings. Travis has experience in many facets of the golf business; however, his true passion has always been instruction and club fitting.

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MIKE TABBERT

Certified Instructor and Club Fitter

Mike comes to Ironworks Golf Academy after previously serving as head golf professional at Glen Erin in Janesville, Wis., from 2012-15. He joined the Beloit Club team in 2016 and served as operations manager at Ironworks Golf Lab in 2017.

 

While at Glen Erin, Mike managed all player development programs, including junior and adult clinics, private instruction and custom fitting. Mike accomplished tremendous growth during his tenure at Glen Erin where he doubled the junior golf participation and increased club sales by 300 percent through custom fittings.

He has years of experience giving high-quality instruction for all skill types, from avid scratch players to brand new beginners. Mike is a PGA Certified Instructor with Titleist Performance Institute, K-Vest Human Motion Learning System, Boditrak Ground Mechanics, U.S. Kids Golf and a Certified Club Fitter with Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade and Callaway.

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PAMELA SALADINO

Golf Instructor - LPGA Class A

Pamela Saladino, an LPGA Class B Golf Professional, joined Ironworks Golf Academy in 2017, and she serves as the operations manager of Ironworks Golf Lab.

 

She earned an NCAA Division II women’s golf scholarship to Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. She graduated with an MBA in sports and athletic administration, and she moved back to her hometown of Rockford, IL, after living the last 19 years in Florida. 

 

Pamela is patient, passionate, and devoted to all golfers, particularly beginners. She leads our Women’s Golf Academy programs throughout the year and assists with several junior programs. Pamela is U.S. Kids Certified and is the girls golf site director for the Beloit Club, and she is a certified club fitter with Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, and Callaway. She is dedicated to growing the game and believes that if you just give golf a try, you will see this will be your forever sport, enjoy the game!

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DILLON PARISI

Certified Club Fitter

Dillon joined the Ironworks Golf Academy in 2020 as a Certified Club Fitter. He came from Nevada Bob’s Golf in Madison, Wis., where he spent the last three years in club fitting and sales. In addition, he spent the past year working for Titleist as a Product Specialist, conducting club fittings at numerous golf courses across the state of Wisconsin. Prior to that, he spent three years as an Assistant Golf Professional at Cherokee Country Club in Madison. He enjoys the science and art that are involved in the custom fitting process and how he can apply his experience and knowledge to make sure each player’s equipment will fit their unique swing style and maximize their performance.

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LANCE JACOBSON

Ironworks Golf Academy Administrator

Lance comes to us from Piggly Wiggly where he served for ten years, spending the last three as a customer service supervisor. He is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he is studying accounting. Lance was born and raised in Lake Geneva, where he still resides, with plans to move to the Beloit area. In his free time, Lance enjoys sports and spending time with friends and family. Lance is dedicated to maximizing the club experience for all our members and guests and enjoys lending a hand in all areas of the operation.

Ironworks Golf Academy

Ironworks Golf Academy is arguable the finest golf academy in the midwest. With the most current technology, inside and outdoor venues, and a professional staff led by one of the countries most experienced club fitters, Ironworks Golf Academy attracts students from over 6 hours from Beloit. Below are some of the technologies employed on a daily basis by the Ironworks Golf Academy:

  • TrackMan 4: Allows our instructors to measure in real time what the club and ball are doing in three-dimensional space

  • SAM PuttLab: Measures no fewer than 28 parameters of the putting stroke using ultrasound measurements

  • TPI Studio: Used to find a way to allow each player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible, and has analyzed how physical limitations can adversely affect the golf swing

  • K-VEST: A golf-specific human motion learning system that allows you to see your swing, visualize proper movement patterns, measure full kinematic sequencing and obtain perfect practice

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