About Us

Welcome to our Golf Academy! We have a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to improving the skills of golfers of all levels. Our goal is to provide our students with the tools, instruction, and practice opportunities they need to become better players and reach their full potential on the course.

Our academy features a combination of indoor and outdoor training areas, including a driving range, putting green, and practice bunkers. Our experienced instructors use the latest technology and techniques to help our students refine their swings and understand their game better. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to take your game to the next level, our golf academy has something for everyone.

So come join us and let us help you become a better golfer! We can’t wait to help you reach your goals and achieve your full potential on the course.

Team Members


Don Peterson, PGA

Don Peterson is one of the most accomplished and experienced teachers in the world. He has taught more than 100,000 people and has been voted a TOP 50 Instructor in the United States three times by Golf Range Magazine. He is the author of “Miyagi For Golf, “Baseball Golf”, and “Start GOLF Now” all available on iTunes. Don is one of the fastest growing instructors on YouTube where his unique style of training sets him apart. His book Miyagi For Golf outlines a system for learning golf unlike any other.

Don spent years developing the Miyagi For Golf System, but he also began formulating ideas for how to improve the golfers training environment and speed the learning process. His 5,000 square foot Swing Factory Golf Studio in Roswell, Georgia provided students with a specially designed environment for better golf training.

Don’s long list of students includes comedian Jeff Foxworthy, NFL legend Brett Favre, PGA & Champions Tour golfer Tim Simpson, and the 2004 Champion Golfer of the Year, Open winner Todd Hamilton.

In 2022 Don joined Iron Horse Golf Club as their Director of Iron Horse Golf Academy. Expanding his role in 2023, Don will open the Iron Horse Golf Academy where he will provide schools, instruction, and corporate golf entertainment at The Iron Horse Golf Club in Milton and Beaver Dam Event Facility in Athens, Georgia. The Academy has partnered with the Hotel at Avalon where Don will serve as their feature golf instructor. 

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Melissa Siviter, LPGA

Meet Melissa Siviter, a professional golfer hailing from the heart of Wolverhampton, England. Her story is one of dedication and a deep love for the game.

Melissa’s journey started at Belmont Abbey College, and later she found her stride at Georgia State University in 2012. Her college years were highlighted by four individual wins, including the prestigious conference championships. One standout moment was her senior year victory at the 2013 Palmetto Intercollegiate, where she not only clinched the win but also set a college record with a score of 67 in the final round. This win fueled her ambition to pursue her lifelong dream of playing golf professionally.

After earning her place through the ranks of the LPGA Qualifying School, Melissa secured her spot on the LPGA Symetra Tour in 2016. Since then, she’s been dedicated to playing her best on the course, participating in various tournaments throughout the country.

A significant milestone came in 2021 when Melissa claimed her first professional win at the 22nd Connecticut Women’s Open held in Old Lyme, CT. It was a defining moment that underscored her growth and determination in the sport.

Beyond her accomplishments, Melissa is shifting her focus to give back to the golf community. She’s eager to share the valuable insights she’s gained over the years to help golfers of all skill levels improve and find joy in the game. Her passion is to inspire the upcoming generation to fearlessly chase their dreams, just as she did.

When she’s not on the golf course, Melissa finds solace in nature. Settled in Alpharetta, she enjoys spending time outdoors, staying active through workouts, and exploring new places. Her caring nature extends to animals as she volunteers at Furkids Animal Rescue and Animal Shelter, making a positive impact beyond the greens.

Melissa Siviter’s story is one of humble beginnings, hard work, and a heart eager to give back. Her journey speaks to the power of pursuing one’s dreams and embracing the opportunity to make a difference along the way.