Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Current Employer: Champion Ways Golf Performance in Lake Bluff, IL
Golf has been a part of PGA Member Kiel Alderink’s life since he was only 8 years old. He played as a junior and then in college before turning professional. Alderink graduated from Golf Academy of America in Orlando and now owns Champion Ways Golf Performance in Lake Bluff, Illinois. “I am a full-time coach and learning more of the performance and mental side of the game has changed what I do,” says Alderink.
As a coach, Alderink has coached players who achieved Mid-American Junior Golf and Illinois Junior Golf championships, in addition to high school state, regional and conference titles. He helps players reduce handicaps and reach their personal best.
He says that the willingness of Golf Academy of America instructors to field questions and foster an environment of observation was a key part of his education. “Instructors gave me the mentorship and guidance toward a path that I wanted to go,” says Alderink. “Plus the ability to stay in touch years after and continuing to help was very cool.”
What's in His Bag? Titleist
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job?
“I love coaching younger players and mentoring them with golf and life skills.”