Committed to Growing the Game

Ironworks Golf Academy’s mission is to grow the game of golf. As the only golf performance academy in Wisconsin partnered with Golf Channel Academy, Ironworks Golf Academy (IGA) has grown from 1,000 students to more than 3,000 from Minneapolis to Chicago and beyond in the span of three years. 

“There are two things behind our success,” explained Travis Becker, PGA professional and director of instruction and club fitting for the IGA. “First, we offer fun, educational programs that deliver performance results for all genders and skill levels. Second, we utilize state-of-the-art feedback technology and first-class facilities, both outdoors and indoors.”

Studies have shown that if a golfer is playing better golf, he or she will in-turn play more golf. There is no faster way to improve performance than by making sure equipment is customized and properly fits the golfer. Now more than ever, certified fitting technicians use science and technology to collect data from the swing, club and ball, then players are involved in a testing process to determine best look, feel and sound while the club fitter focuses on performance. Club fittings can show immediate performance results for all ages and skill levels. 

To assist in growing the future of the game, IGA instructors spend almost half of their time with juniors. In 2018, the team worked with more than 400 junior golfers, with 100 of them being new to the game. IGA offers multiple private instruction game-changer series for juniors looking to take their game to the next level with high-intensity instruction. 

If juniors age 4 to 21 are looking for fun group-learning experiences, PGA Junior Leagues and player performance programs are available throughout the year and students have access to various technologies, including Trackman 4, K-Vest, SAM PuttLab, FlightScope, BodiTrak, V1 video software, and golf simulators. 

“These new programs and technologies focus on fundamentals, course management, routines, the mental game, and shooting low scores,” Becker said. “But as a whole, the goal is to improve everyone’s golf performance and knowledge, and, most importantly, to get every junior hooked on the game for a lifetime.”

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