If you want to learn how to play golf or are a seasoned veteran looking to work on certain elements of your game our teaching professionals are here to help! The professionals at Shoal Creek offer weekly clinics, private lessons and youth camps. Read the bios below of our two teaching professionals, Tom Aikmus, PGA and Danny Madsen, and schedule your first lesson today!
Tom Aikmus, PGA Teaching Professional
Tom has over forty years experience in the golf industry, all of which has been served at clubs and courses in the Kansas City area. Tom has served as the PGA Head Professional at Lake Quivira Country Club, Tiffany Greens Golf Club, Liberty Hills Country Club and Windbrook Golf Course. He has been a member of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) for 34 years and has served in many leadership capacities within the PGA.
Tom has a deep passion for playing and teaching the game, not only for helping others improve but more importantly, teaching them how to enjoy their golfing experiences even more. Tom’s career has provided him the opportunity to work with golfers of all skill levels; recreational, competitive, collegiate and professional. Growing interest and participation in the game are the work of every PGA Professional and he is proud to have been one of many professionals involved with the Midwest Section PGA Foundation’s “SNAG-in-School” program. A program designed to introduce the game of golf and positively impact the lives of thousands of children in participating school districts of the Kansas City area, Western Missouri and the state of Kansas.
Tom has been recognized numerous times as a Golf Digest “Best Teachers in State”. He is a two-time Midwest Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year and was honored to be inducted into the Midwest Section PGA Hall of Fame in 2016.
Danny Madsen, Teaching Professional
Danny has an extensive career in the golf industry spanning over 50 years in the industry. He has worked as a Superintendent, Director of Golf and Teaching Professional and has helped build two Championship golf courses: (Willow Lakes Golf Club (NE) and Staley Farms Golf Club (MO)) during his career.
Teaching the game of golf is Danny’s true passion. He has been teaching golfers of all ages and experience levels for 40 years. Many of his students have gone on to play at the collegiate level and compete in national events such as the USGA Amateur, U.S. Open, National Drive, Chip & Putt competition, and U.S. Mid-Amateur.
In addition to the private lessons Danny offers he has also developed a weekly clinic program for ladies, men, couples and juniors at Shoal Creek. These weekly clinics are limited to only six students so that each student receives maximum instruction time with Danny in this fun group environment. His teaching philosophy is “Keep it Simple” and his goal is to create a solid foundation of golf fundamentals and knowledge for each student and enhance the playing ability and overall enjoyment of the game for everyone.
Danny looks forward to working with you on your golf game at Shoal Creek and hopes to see you on the Range soon.
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