MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Travis Becker joined the Beloit Club team in 2016 as 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 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and was the 2015-16 Golf Digest State Top Teacher. 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 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. “I truly enjoy helping golfers reach their full potential by prescribing proper golf fundamentals and equipment that will assist in maximizing performance.”
MILTON J. KODL III
After serving the Country Club of Beloit for 14 years in various capacities (head golf professional and general manager), he assumed the role of head golf professional at the Beloit Club. Over the years, Milt has developed many unique golf programs and tournaments, and prior to his stint in Beloit, Milt directed programs as both an assistant and head golf professional at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, Wis. During this time, Milt also spent five winters working at Marriott’s Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale, Ariz. Milt's passion to help others improve their game comes from his own experiences with golf instruction as a player. He has attended numerous national and local PGA teaching seminars, and has coached players that have shown tremendous success, winning tournaments at both the junior and collegiate level. Milt prides himself on the fact that he is always learning and continuously striving to become a better instructor.
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. Mike’s true passions in the golf industry are for golf instruction and custom fitting. “I love sharing my love of the game with others. My objective is to help my students reach their individual goals, so they can play more consistently, shoot lower scores and have more fun! I get no greater enjoyment out of my job than when I help others succeed.” 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.
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!