Travis Becker Named 2018 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year

Travis Becker, Director of Instruction at Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Academy, has been named the 2018 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year for the second time in five years.

BELOIT, Wisconsin – Travis Becker, director of instruction at the Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Lab, has been named the 2018 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year, for the second time in five years.

The Teacher of the Year award recognizes individuals who provide outstanding services as a golf teacher, innovator and coach. Regarded as one of the best country clubs in Wisconsin, the Beloit Club offers an award-winning 18-hole golf course, recently named “Most Improved Golf Course” by Golf Inc. Magazine.

Because of his teaching success, Becker is the only coach in Wisconsin to lead PGA Junior League All Star teams in two different regions to a state championship.

Becker’s junior golf programs now reach more than 400 kids annually, and he has provided more than 15,000 golf lessons. Additionally, he previously received the Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year honor in 2015, and was also named Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in 2009.

“I am thrilled yet humbled to be selected as the 2018 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year,” Becker said. “I’m passionate about developing relationships with golfers and helping them improve their game, and I’m thankful to be able to do that through my work at the Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Academy.”

Becker joined Beloit Club, and Ironworks Golf Academy, Wisconsin’s state-of-the-art indoor golf performance and entertainment facility, in 2016 as director of instruction.

Previously, Becker spent 17 years at Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin, as head golf professional under the tutelage of Larry and Dennis Tiziani, two of the state’s most decorated teachers.

The Beloit Club in Beloit, Wisconsin features 18-holes measuring 6,662 yards from the back tees for a par of 71, with rating of 72.0, slope of 126 on Bent grass, the course was designed by Robert M. Lohmann and opened in 1909.

“We are proud of Travis and all he has accomplished,” said Jeff Whiteman, chief operating officer at Geronimo Hospitality Group. “His passion for teaching – coupled with the top-notch staff, facilities and technologies available at the Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Academy – is unmatched in the Midwest.”

The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, with more than 28,000 expert golf professionals who are dedicated to growing, teaching and managing the game. The Wisconsin section is one of the 41 affiliated regional sections, with more than 500 members and associates from the upper peninsula of Michigan to nearly the entire state of Wisconsin.

Travis Becker will be officially recognized on March 4 at the 2019 Special Awards Reception held at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

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