The difference between those who fail and those who succeed… is IMPACT!
After many years of studying the greatest players in the world, I founded Impact Zone Golf, where our goal is to enhance and accelerate the enjoyment and learning of the game of golf.
I enjoyed a spectacular amateur and collegiate career, with many of my records still standing today. I turned professional at 20, after my junior year at BYU. I played the tour for 16 years before transitioning to a golf analyst and commentator in the mid 90’s to 2010. In 2008 I founded Impact Zone Golf – my revolutionary system that concentrates on improving a players impact position rather than their “style” of swing.
Prior to co-founding Impact Zone Golf with Bobby in 2008, I had a 25-year career in the high-tech industry and was a member of the executive team of one of the world’s leading software companies. Driven by a passion to help others become successful, I underwent extensive post-graduate training to become a certified executive coach and to be a part of the International Coaching Federation. Besides having the opportunity to have coached many leaders and top talent in both Global 100 companies as well as small businesses, I have become a Certified HeartMath and Focus Band Coach. Using my knowledge and experience working with top performers, I now coach our golfing students to help them be their best, both on and off the course. When I am not coaching, you’ll find me overseeing strategy as well as the operations of the organization, making sure everyone has what they need to be the best in their role.
Ellen Ceresko, Impact Zone® Certified Staff Instructor and Director of Ladies Programming
Ellen is a Staff Instructor with Impact Zone Golf. A graduate of Penn State University, Ellen broke several individual and team records with the Nittany Lions women’s golf team. She was also a two-time Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur Champion. After turning professional, she played on the Symetra and other mini-tours, before joining the Impact Zone Golf team as a full-time teacher and coach. She loves helping others find their joy and passion for the game.
“Embrace Your Game!”
I believe in helping students understand who they are as a player and creating a vision of how they can be the best player they can be. My passion comes from helping my students create a foundation of the game and creating a roadmap to reach their potential. As a former player, I have used my past experiences in order to help my students master their own game. It is all about engaging in the process because the results will take care of themselves.
Teaching Philosophy: Student-centered and holistic approach in understanding who that person is rather than just teaching them golf. My goal is to bring the joy this game offers to my students – the same joy as it has brought to me.
Ellen Ceresko, Impact Zone Staff Instructor and Director of Ladies Programming
Bernard Sheridan, Impact Zone® Senior Staff Instructor
An Impact Zone Senior Staff Instructor, Bernard has been teaching golf since 1998. His many other certifications include the Putting Zone, U.S. Kids Golf (Certified Instructor), TrackMan and Foresight, SAM PuttLab, Penn State Biomechanics, EyeLine 4 Elements Certified Instructor, Golf Fit Certified Fitness Instructor, Mizuno Certified Club Fitter, 3 Jack D-Plane Certified and Swing Catalyst.
His passion for the effectiveness of Bobby’s Impact-based® curriculum, along with his folksy way with his students, gains him consistent 5-star reviews from his students as they learn and improve their games. Bernard is also the founder and host of Breaking Par with Bernard Sheridan, a weekly golf instruction podcast on iTunes.
Tom O’Brien, Impact Zone® Lead Master Instructor
Tom O’Brien is a seasoned Impact Zone Golf Lead Master Instructor and a Class A PGA Professional. Tom has been recognized by his peers as being one of the top instructors in the Southwest Florida area, teaching and coaching all ages and all levels of students. For the last 10 years, 2010-2019, he has been nominated as Teacher of the Year for The Southwest Florida Chapter of the PGA. In 2014 he won the distinguished Teacher of the Year award for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the PGA. Tom has also been recognized by his peers as a top Junior Instructor. In 2010 and 2018 he won The Junior Golf Leader award for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the PGA. Many of his juniors have earned college golf scholarships.
Tom has a strong pedigree in the golfing world. Some know him from his 17 years as the Head Professional at the Fishers Island Club off the Coast of Long Island, New York. But with his passion for the game and a genuine desire and expertise to help every student improve their golf performance and increase their enjoyment of the game, he decided to dedicate his career to teaching.
With a background in competitive golf both as a collegiate player and playing professionally and with his wide-ranging knowledge of Impact-based® teaching, Biomechanics, Motor Skill Learning, and Psychology domains, it is clear why Tom has developed a reputation as a sought-after instructor and coach. Tom also is an expert in the use of state-of-the-art teaching technologies such as K-Coach, Swing Catalyst, TrackMan4 and SAM PuttLab.
Lloyd Johnson, Impact Zone® Lead Master Instructor
Over the last 25 years, in an effort to become a truly professional instructor and coach, I have studied not only the various aspects of the game of golf but also the best ways to teach the game. I believe the best way for me to accomplish my objective was to study with the best teachers in the business I began this process by devoting myself to the study of the golf swing working 10 years alongside Dr. Jim Suttie, who has been named as one of the best golf instructors in America. Other influential teachers I have learned from include Mac O’Grady, Lynn Blake, George Kelinhoffer, Jim Flick and Todd Anderson.
I now have the privilege of learning from Bobby Clampett, as well as working alongside him as an Impact Zone Lead Master Instructor, in his ‘Impact-based’® teaching, which has been a revolution in the teaching industry. Impact-based teaching gets at the core of what is happening at impact and making adjustments that directly improve impact and yield great results for students.
I have incorporated into my teaching the best that each of my teachers had to offer, by way of insights into the game and methods of teaching. I have also adopted the most up-to-date electronic teaching aids into my programs. The ability to actually see the changes that can be made, in the various aspects of their swing and impact, allows my students to more effectively work on the changes. Those changes will improve their game and by doing so increase their pleasure and appreciation for the sport.
I believe the lessons learned, through working with some of the greatest teachers of the game, coupled with modern technology, have given me the ability to help EVERY golfer. Whether you’re a beginner or a touring professional, I have no doubt that I can make you a better golfer.
Peter Crocitto, Impact Zone® Advanced Certified Instructor and Lead Junior Golf Coach
Peter was born and raised in Palm City, Florida, just a couple of hours away from Naples. Peter played college baseball at University of Miami for 3 years before transferring to Keiser University. Peter has a degree in Sports Management along with a degree in Golf Management. In 2018, Peter earned an Impact Zone Golf Player Certification, a special designation to Keiser University’s partner program of Impact Zone Golf. And in joining Impact Zone Golf, he has been trained under Bobby Clampett and his team, earning his designation as an Impact Zone Advanced Certified instructor as well as Lead Junior Golf Coach.
Growing up and throughout his colligate career, Peter has volunteered his time to work with Juniors in both Golf and Baseball. His experience in team-oriented and competitive sporting environments has helped to inspire his core attributes – Including a solid work ethic, a disciplined mentality and the ability to self-motive- not to mention his love of youth sport!
Peter is the recipient of several scholastic achievement awards. He was named to the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Honor Roll for the 14/15 and 15/16 academic years. In 2016, Peter was recognized for having the highest GPA of all baseball team members at the University of Miami during the College World Series. In addition, in 2018 Peter was awarded the NAIA Champion of Character Award in honor of keeping five core values – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership – at the heart of the collegiate athletic experience.
Besides his Impact Zone certifications, he is also TPI Level 1 certified as well as a DiscoverGolf® trained coach.
Paul Surniak Impact Zone® Senior Staff Instructor
Paul is a Class A PGA Professional certified in teaching and coaching.
Paul’s background in golf is very diverse starting as a caddy at one of the best golf courses in the state of New Jersey to junior, High school and college golf. After college he played on numerous mini tours before becoming a Head Golf Professional at two golf courses in Colorado. He spent seven years on the national long drive circuit winning 6 Colorado long drive championships making his way into national long drive championship. After that Paul went over to Asia and played on the China tour and instructed several young players over there helping them to achieve their dream of playing on their national team. After China he was offered a position as director of golf instruction at the Cheyenne shadows golf course at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. There he became very involved with adaptive golf. Teaching wounded soldiers suffering from PTSD, missing limbs, traumatic brain injury’s and more. As one of the pioneers in adaptive golf Paul developed and ran programs for the PGA hope, Wounded Warrior Project, and the SMGA. With his work alongside the Evans Army Hospital he has been able to bring injured patients back into a game they thought they would never play again. Paul was Awarded the Colorado PGA Reach Pillar Award for his work with the military in 2016 and several other awards since. He has also been nominated 5 times for Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year. He also developed one of the largest Jr programs in southern Colorado and has sent several students onto college scholarships. Paul is certified US kids golf, trackman and foresight golf. Paul’s passions run deep, as a father and grandfather and as an outdoorsman. He loves to help people no matter what it is, whether it is teaching them to just get the ball in the air or hitting it 300 yards or even making a 3 foot putt, or teaching a child how to fly fish and enjoy the outdoors. His passion and love for the game spans his entire life and the knowledge he has learned over the years from the best players and instructors around the world is what he loves to pass along to others.
“It is a privilege and an honor to work alongside Bobby and his team helping people to improve their game through better impact”- Paul Surniak
Remember the secret to success in golf as in life, love what you do, have fun doing it and you just might make a few putts along the way. See you on the golf course.