Saari particularly enjoys working one on one with golfers, giving lessons and club fitting. He is a certified club-fitter for the Callaway and TaylorMade brands. He loves seeing a golfer improve their game after getting fit for the right size and type of clubs, based on analysis from a high-tech indoor golf simulator.
“We can change their shaft, club loft and lie and other equipment to help optimize distance, accuracy, spin and control of their shots,” Saari said. “I love to see how well they play and see their reaction when they come back in after a club fitting.”
SentryWorld has been one of Wisconsin’s premier courses since 1982, when the grand opening featured an exhibition with legendary Arnold Palmer. Many holes are defined by ponds, wetlands and streams, and No. 16 is the Flower Hole, which is surrounded by 30,000 flowering plants.
GEM and golf in Wisconsin
Golf boosts Wisconsin’s economy by $2.4 billion a year. The state golf industry is projected to need 11% more workers in the next five years and nearly 17% more over the next decade.
The golf enterprise management program is designed to meet that demand with graduates ready to step into management positions across the industry. The program is based in UW-Stout’s Heritage Hall, which is on track for a major renovation.