Jeff Kaiser Biography
Jeff was first introduced to the game of golf at age 5 by his father in his hometown of Onalaska, Wisconsin. Jeff's early years were filled with weekend trips with dad to the golf course. That is where his love of the game began. As Jeff got into elementary and middle school, he began getting involved in the junior golf programs of the area as well as begining formal private golf instruction with his childhood and teenage golf instructor, PGA Professional and 2010 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the year Tom Gees. Jeff continued his journey in golf through high school with high school golf, Wisconsin State Golf Association and Wisconsin State PGA and Junior PGA golf, and national junior golf tours including the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and Future Collegiate World Tour (FCWT). After a successful and extensive junior career, Jeff began his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and for the UW-Madison Men's Golf Team. It was here that Jeff learned and played for Jim Schuman, men's head golf coach, 2003 and 2005 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the year and now Director of Instruction for BlueMound Country Club. A successful career in academics and on the golf course led Jeff to begin his career as a professional in 2008. Jeff is a PGA Class A Member and has held positions in golf retail stores as well as Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin as an Assistant Golf Professional/Teaching Professional. Jeff is the current 2020 WIsconsin PGA Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for the 2015, 2016, and 2019 WPGA Teacher of the Year award. Currently, Jeff manages and operates the TaylorMade Player Development Center Madison, which features the GEARS Golf 3D system.
GOLF PROFESSIONAL, VITENSE GOLF ACADEMY 2012-PRESENT
JEFF JOINED VITENSE GOLF ACADEMY IN THE SUMMER OF 2012. JEFF TEACHES PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE, & SMALL GROUP LESSONS
YEAR ROUND AT THE ALL-WEATHER FACILITY AS ONE OF THE 6 ACADEMY MEMBERS.
JEFF TEACHES OVER 1000 PRIVATE LESSONS ANNUALLY, FOCUSING ON MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT , SHORT GAME, AS WELL AS ON COURSE STRATEGY AND EXECUTIONS.
MANAGER AND CLUBFITTER AT TAYLORMADE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTER MADISON 2012-PRESENT
JEFF HELPED TO OPEN AND OPERATES THE TAYLORMADE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTER MADISON
JEFF HAS DONE THOUSANDS OF MAT-T SYSTEM & GEARS GOLF CLUBFITTINGS AND THOUSANDS OF CLUBFITTINGS IN GENERAL IN HIS CAREER.
JEFF CONDUCTS SWING ANALYSIS AND MAT-T SYTEM & GEARS GOLF, GOLF INSTRUCTION AS A COMPLIMENT TO HIS CORE INSTRUCTION BUSINESS.
ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL/TEACHING PROFESSIONAL AT MAPLE BLUFF COUNTRY CLUB, MADISON WISCONSIN 2009-2012
DURING 3.5 YEAR TENURE AT MAPLE BLUFF COUNTRY CLUB, JEFF ESTABLISHED HIS TEACHING BUSINESS, TEACHING HUNDREDS OF
LESSONS ANNUALLY. JEFF SPENT HIS TIME WORKING WITH JUNIORS, FEMALE, SENIOR AND MALE GOLFERS. JEFF'S CLIENTS RANGE
FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PLAYERS TO BUSINESS EXECUTIVES, RETIREES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
PGA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015, 2019
TAYLORMADE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017, 2019
PGA ASSISTANTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, 2012
WISCONSIN PGA NELTHORPE CUP 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
MULTIPLE WISCONSIN PGA LOW PRO AND STROKE PLAY CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES
MULTIPLE WISCONSIN STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARNCES
MULTIPLE WISCONSIN STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION STATE AMATUER TOP-TEN FINISHES (BEST T-1ST 2004)
MULTIPLE WISCONSIN STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION BEST BALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOP-TEN FINISHES (BEST 1ST 2007 WITH GARRETT JONES)
TWO TIME NETHORPE CUP TEAM MEMBER (2 TIME VICTORIOUS TEAMS)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON GOLF TEAM MEMBER 2004-2008
4 YEAR LETTERWINNER 2004-2008
COMPETED IN EVERY EVENT DURING 4 YEAR CAREER
3 YEAR UW TEAM CAPTAIN 2006-2008
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 2006, 2007
CLEVELAND GOLF ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR 2007
6TH ON THE CAREER STROKE AVERAGE SCORING LIST IN UW HISTORY (74.62)
2ND LOWEST SEASON STROKE AVERAGE FOR FRESHMAN IN UW HISTORY (73.97)
CAREER BEST FINISH-TEAM (WIN, 4 TIMES IN CAREER)
CARRER BEST FINISH-INDIVIDUAL (2ND, BOILERMAKER INVITATIONAL 2006)
FCWT TOUR MEMBER 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
MULTIPLE TOP-TEN FCWT FINISHES INCLUDING A CAREER BEST 1ST PLACE FINISH AT THE FCWT CENTRAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN
2003, CLAIMING ONE OF THE 3 NATIONAL REGIONAL TITLES AT THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOREST AKERS (WEST) COURSE.
AJGA TOUR MEMBER 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
MULTIPLE TOP-TEN AJGA FINISHES INCLUDING A CAREER BEST 2ND PLACE FINISH AT THE 2004 MIDWEST JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT
RICH HARVEST FARMS GC
GRADUATE OF ONALASKA HIGH SCHOOL IN 2004 WITH 3.8/4.0 GPA
FOUR TIME MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE, ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM MEMBER
THREE TIME MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
THREE TIME WISCONSIN STATE HIGH SCHOOL STATE QUALIFIER
THREE TOP TEN FINISHES AT THE WISCONSIN STATE HIGH SCHOOL STATE MEET (BEST T-1ST 2003)