The Ironworks Golf Academy was created by the Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Lab management to satisfy the demand for player development programs that involve instruction, coaching, and club fitting. Our team of PGA/LPGA instructors and coaches have demonstrated a recognized ability to create significant and sustained improvement with students, and they show a clear passion for their craft.
Travis is the Director of Instruction and Club Fitting for the Ironworks Golf Academy. In 2015, 2019 and 2021 the Wisconsin PGA named Travis the Teacher of the Year, and he was rated by his peers as one of Golf Digest Magazine’s “Best Teachers” in the state of Wisconsin. In 2020, GRAA Magazine honored Travis with the Top 100 Teaching Professional Growth of the Game award. Also in 2020, Travis was the recipient of Wisconsin PGA's Top Youth Player Development award. In 2016, Travis was selected by the Golf Channel Academy to become the only lead coach in the state of Wisconsin. Travis has also been recognized by Titleist and Ping as a Top 100 Club Fitter. Travis has the experience, knowledge, and passion to help students of all levels improve their game.
Mentors: Larry and Dennis Tiziani (Cherokee CC)
Mike came to Ironworks Golf Academy from Glen Erin Golf Club where he was the head golf professional. His true passions in the golf industry are for golf instruction, club fitting, and junior golf. Mike is a TPI, K-Vest, and U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor, as well as a Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, and Callaway Certified Club Fitter. Mike has experience teaching top junior golfers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, as well as beginners. Mike’s objective is to help each of his students reach their goals, shoot lower scores, and have more fun.
Mentors: Mike Berning (Marietta CC)
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.
Mentors: Travis Becker, Larry & Dennis Tiziani (Cherokee CC)
Pamela Saladino, a LPGA Class A member, joined Ironworks Golf Academy in 2017. Pamela earned a NCAA Division II women’s golf scholarship to Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. She graduated with a MBA in sports and athletic administration. After living in Florida for 19 years, she moved back to her hometown of Rockford, IL. Pamela enjoys instruction and club fitting with individuals and groups, particularly beginners. She leads our Women’s Golf Academies and Girls Golf programs throughout the year. Pamela is also U.S. Kids certified and is involved in all of the junior golf programs. In 2021, Pamela was named to the list of Top 50 US Kids coaches.
Mentors: Steve Murray (Forest Hills)
The Ironworks Golf Academy is one of few Premier Fitting Centers in the state with Titleist and TaylorMade. Premier Fitting Centers feature partners who make club fitting the centerpiece of their daily selling activities. The centers are equipped with over 5,000 club combinations and utilize launch monitors to offer a high level of service for golfers who want an in-depth and thorough fitting experience.