Chicago Coaching Team

Owner & Lead Coach

David Impastato

Ranked among the 10 “Best Teachers” in the state of Illinois by Golf Digest magazine, he has been a Class A PGA member since 1995. Most recently, David was the Director of Golf Operations at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, serving Cog Hill in various merchandising, tournament operations and corporate event planning capacities. Prior to that, he owned his own golf facility, Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield, and also served as the Head Golf Professional at St. Charles CC.

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Performance Coach

Granger Beaton

Granger is a passionate performance coach who works with many of the top players, coaches, and teams in the world. Granger has surrounded himself with leaders in golf and sport science, earning certifications with the Titleist Performance Institute, K-Vest, Boditrak, Swing Catalyst, and Blast.

Through his vast knowledge and experience as a multi-sport player and coach, Granger has developed a unique ability to simplify complex concepts and help golfers achieve quantifiable success in every area of the game.

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PGA Coach

Mike Foy

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Mike attended Methodist University majoring in PGA Professional Golf Management. He played collegiately for the Monarchs for one year before focusing solely on his passion for golf instruction. Heavily involved with the Methodist University Teaching Club, Mike continually seeks out information from the best golf instructors in the country in order to continue bringing great value to his students.

Mike enjoys helping players of all abilities. He delivers simple and effective instruction to improve student performance while adapting to individual learning styles. He utilizes state of the art technology including Trackman launch monitor, V1 Analysis, and slow motion video.

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Associate Coach

Ethan Hildebrandt

Born and raised in the Fox Valley area, Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science in business, sales, and strategy from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he enjoyed snowboarding in his free time. After working in IT, Ethan discovered his passion for golf instruction and utilizes his knowledge for the game alongside his U.S. and International play experience. As a U.S. Kids Golf Certified coach, Ethan aims to help players of all levels learn, grow and advance their individual games by establishing close personal relationships to players.

Ethan welcomes any opportunity to get new and young players introduced to the game. He aims to help develop players by employing an inside out view of the game to enhance skill and strategy on the course. Aside from providing a fun and educational learning environment, Ethan believes that Golf is life-long game with lessons that extend beyond the course.

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Florida Coaching Team

PGA Professional

Tim Jankoswki

Having played for many years as a junior, Tim started his teaching career at Todd Sones Impact Golf School in Vernon Hills IL. It was during this time that he got a good understanding of how to make an impact on a golfer’s score utilizing a holistic coaching approach. After spending 15 seasons with Impact Golf, Tim made his transition to Southwest FL in late 2014. Tim credits many great instructors who he spent time with in the area and across the country including Top 100 and Top 50 Golf instructor such as Mike Adams, Mike Bender, Mike Shannon, Jamie Fischer, Tony Ruggiero, Wayne Flint and many others for his ability to bring simpler methods of teaching golf to the golfers of Southwest FL. Tim also continues to further his golf education through PGA and non-PGA teaching seminars to continue to understand and implement better ways to teach and coach the game.

Due to the simplicity and the focus of his teaching and coaching, Tim has helped players of all ability levels to reach their potential and helped many junior golfers to play their way onto Division I golf teams across the county. He has also been fortunate enough to work with and spend time around many PGA Tour and various mini tour players alike. Notably, Tim was nominated for best teachers in Illinois, was a finalist in Golf Digest’s list of Top 40 Instructors in America under 40 and PGA South Florida Teacher of the Year.

At Impastato Golf Academy, Tim is excited to take everything that he has learned over the last 20 years to simplify and improve not just your golf swing, but your whole golf game!

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PGA Professional

Lee Puddefoot

Lee originally grew up in a small town called Newport Pagnell in England about 1 hour north of London. He started playing golf at the age of 11 and became a member of the famous Woburn Golf Club and learned to play the game under the tutelage of Master PGA Professional Luthor Blacklock. After moving to the USA, Lee became an Assistant Golf Professional and worked his way to become a Head Golf Professional at Estero Country Club at the Vines in Fort Myers, FL. Lee realized his true passion was teaching the game and started his own instructional program.

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Owner & Lead Coach

Kevin Dorsch

Kevin has been in the golf industry for over 20 years. His expertise can help you with all aspects of your game. He specializes in helping players of all levels experience a holistic approach to improving their golf game. Through analysis of your fitness level, golf swing, ball flight, and swing dynamics, he will show you your strengths and weaknesses. That information will be used to create a personalized program to reach your goals, stay motivated, and commit to the process of improvement.

Credentials:
– Class A PGA Professional Certified in Teaching and Coaching
– TPI Certifed
– U.S. Kids Certified
– Eyeline 4 Putting Elements Certified
– Titleist Certified Ball Fitter
– True Temper and KBS Certified Shaft Fitter

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PGA Professional

John Leighton

John Leighton was born and raised in Ottawa, Illinois (80 miles Southwest of Chicago). He graduated from Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois, where he was an All Conference Punter and Kicker on their 3-Time National Champion football team. He also lettered in swimming, diving, and golf. John’s golf instruction mentor is Lifetime PGA Tour Member and Master Instructor, Wally Armstrong. John is the author of Wally’s “Swing the Circle” teaching certification program.

In 2017, John was a guest instructor at NBC’s Golf Channel Academy School with Sean Foley, Martin Chuck, and Andrew Rice. PGA Hall of Fame Member, Dr. Gary Wiren, and Mike Schy (Bryson DeChambeau’s Coach) have been invaluable mentors, as well. As a muliti-sport athlete, John’s teaching philosophy is to maximize your athleticism, balance, and movement.

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Chicago Area Locations

Impastato Golf Academy – Geneva Indoor Studio

Geneva, Illinois

Located on the northwest corner of Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road, Impastato Golf Academy-Geneva is a 10,000 square foot climate-controlled indoor golf training and course simulator facility. It boasts seven hitting bays for teaching and practice, two golf course simulators for virtual play (of Pebble Beach and other courses), plus a large putting studio and putting practice area.

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Impastato Golf Academy – Mooseheart Outdoor Driving Range

Geneva, Illinois

Located on the northwest corner of Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road, Impastato Golf Academy-Geneva is a 10,000 square foot climate-controlled indoor golf training and course simulator facility. It boasts seven hitting bays for teaching and practice, two golf course simulators for virtual play (of Pebble Beach and other courses), plus a large putting studio and putting practice area.

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St Charles Country Club

Chicago, Illinios

Situated amid 140 acres of magnificent rolling hills and home to immaculately manicured greens, our championship 18-hole course measures 6,926 from the back and 5,551 from the forward tees. SCCC is a full-service golf facility with a pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a driving range, putting green and a friendly staff of teaching professionals who offer expert instruction.

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Florida Location

Fort Myers, Florida

The Club at Gateway is a private, Member owned 20-hole facility (with no Gateway residency requirement). Our fantastic, Tom Fazio Signature Course regularly receives accolades as being one of the finest layouts and having the best greens in Florida. Adding to a golfer’s dream is our 20 acre practice facility:  transformed in 2013 by course architect Ron Garl, into a trend-setting “Golf Improvement Center”, it quickly became recognized by the golf industry as one the finest anywhere.

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