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Turf Solutions Group Builds Indoor Practice Facility for One of Illinois' Top Golf Teaching Professionals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2010) -- Every teacher needs a classroom, and the Studio 59 Indoor Practice and Learning Center has David Impastato at the head of the class.

"I love to teach", said Impastato, a Taylorville native who owns Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield and is ranked among the top teaching professionals in Illinois. "But I wanted a place to teach in the winter where I could work with more kids. That's what I like to do."

"We wanted to create a facility that would complement Piper Glen. We wanted a year-round place where our members could practice and our teachers could teach in the winter months. That's the vision we had when we asked Turf Solutions Group to build it."

Impastato, a Class-A PGA professional who worked as director of golf at St. Charles Country Club for 10 years before he purchased Piper Glen in 2007, said he chose Turf Solutions Group for this project based on the favorable recommendation he was given by a trusted friend.

"Todd Sones recommended them, Impastato said of the nationally renowned instructor from Vernon Hills who has worked with a number of PGA Tour players. "He told me that TSG did a really good job at his facility. Sones, ranked No. 45 on the Golf Digest list of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers, runs Todd Sones Impact Golf, based at Golf Nation in Palatine, IL. TSG built that indoor practice facility in 2007 and it was named Best New Range of 2008 by "Golf Range Times magazine.

Once TSG was awarded the contract for Studio 59, construction began in November 2008 and was completed in three weeks.  The end result was a high-end practice facility that features state-of-the-art synthetic putting and tee surfaces, five hitting bays for full-swing practice, a video-analysis studio equipped with a launch monitor, a SAM PuttLab and the capability to provide club-fitting services for the game's top equipment manufacturers.

"There is no place like it around here, Impastato said of his location in Springfield, Ill., which he says draws golfers from a 50-mile radius. "It's a great facility and everything was done on time. I'm very happy with it.

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