Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Kiel Alderink

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Senior Golf Instructor

Current Employer: Todd Sones Impact Golf in Vernon Hills, Illinois

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 is currently the Senior Golf Instructor at Todd Sones Impact Golf in Vernon Hills, Illinois. His approach is to work backwards with students, starting with the moment the club impacts the golf ball.

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. "I am a fulltime teacher," Alderink says. "My instructional skills and desire to learn and keep getting better has helped me advance greatly."

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. He advises those entering the teaching field to, "always keep learning and be passionate to help people enjoy the game more."

What's in His Bag? Mizuno

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "My favorite part of coaching is helping younger people become better players and people."

Kiel Alderink