Prestigious Accolade Recognizes Outstanding Junior Golf Instruction Nationwide
BELOIT, WISC. (January 16, 2024) – U.S. Kids Golf, the world’s leading organization in developing young golfers, has honored the Beloit Club’s Pamela Saladino as a Master Kids Coach, the highest distinction for coaches. The award recognizes coaches who excel in developing players, foster a positive environment and use the best available resources to help advance their students.
The Master Kids Coach Award, established by the U.S. Kids Golf organization, stands as a prestigious accolade reserved for individuals who have achieved the Top 50 Kids Coach Award three times. Saladino joins an elite list of 226 Master Kids Coaches along with 18 others who will be recognized at the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida on January 24.
“I am deeply honored to receive the Master Kids Coach title from U.S. Kids Golf,” said Saladino. “For me, teaching golf is about more than just the game; it’s about bridging it with life skills that will serve our youth well beyond the greens. Watching them develop not only into great skilled players, but also resilient, confident and outstanding individuals, is a reward in itself. I’m thrilled that this aspect of my coaching is being acknowledged and celebrated.”
Since 2004, the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Coach award is widely recognized as the pinnacle achievement for junior golf instructors worldwide. Recipients are chosen based on their commitment and contributions to youth golf within their respective communities. These contributions include coaching players ages 12 and under, use of the Player Pathway in advancing their players, creativity, engagement with parents, organization and experience and the ability to instill a passion for the game in young players.
Saladino joined Ironworks Golf Academy and the Beloit Club in 2017. She is the lead instructor for the Ironworks Golf Academy and its women’s and junior's programs and is a certified club fitter for renowned brands like Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and U.S. Kids Golf. She brings extensive expertise to the golfing realm, utilizing cutting-edge tools for training and analysis, including SAM PuttLab, Trackman, and K-Vest. Saladino holds a high school state championship and an NCAA Division II National Championship. With an MBA in Sports and Athletic Administration from Lynn University, Saladino is ready to guide golfers in their journey to learn the game or elevate their skills to new heights.
Beloit Club and its Ironworks Golf Academy are home to an extensive junior golf program with instruction for all ages and special sessions for children ages 5 to 18. The club is also involved in the Wisconsin division of the PGA Junior League.
For additional information about golf instruction or to inquire about membership, call 608.473.0090 or visit www.beloitclub.com.
About Ironworks Golf Academy
Ironworks Golf Academy offers player development programs involving instruction, coaching, and club fitting, all led by a team of PGA/LPGA instructors and coaches. Ironworks Golf Academy operates at two Beloit, Wisconsin-area facilities, The Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Lab. For more information, visit www.ironworksgolfacademy.com.
About the Beloit Club
Following a remodel, the Beloit Club fully reopened its doors in 2016. The Illinois/Wisconsin state line’s premier private golf and entertainment facility provides a stunning and comfortable atmosphere for a variety of activities and events. Whether you wish to relax by the pool, play a world-class round of golf, begin or improve your golf game with help from our nationally recognized Ironworks Golf Academy instructors or dine in casual luxury, the Beloit Club is the perfect place. For more information, call 608.473.0090 or visit their website.
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