The Sports Doctor, May 30, 2018
Brett Hintz, Director Operations Top Golf Naperville’s multi faceted golf entertainment complex joins me along with returning Melissa Orth Fray, Personal Trainer, Performance specialist & contributor to our book #HeySportsParents. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' and your emails!
Brett Hintz is the Director of Operations for Topgolf in Naperville, IL. He oversees operations for the 65,000 square-foot golf entertainment venue that blends technology and entertainment, designed for golfers, non-golfers, children and adults - creating an experience that makes socializing a sport for everyone. Before this role, Hintz served as General Manager for Lettuce Entertainments Shaw's Crab House. Hintz has served on the Meet Chicago Northwest Convention and Visitors Executive Board for 7 years and is a past Chairman and current treasurer. Hintz attended Kansas State University and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and his 9 ½ year old twin boys Jasper and Carter.
“I’m excited to see the talent that Naperville has to offer at our new location,” said Topgolf Naperville Director of Operations Brett Hintz. “We take pride in our selection process by recognizing real potential and genuine personalities – all while engaging in a friendly and fun environment.”
This will be the second Topgolf location in the Chicago area; Topgolf Wood Dale was converted from an existing driving range and opened in 2007. The Naperville location will be Topgolf’s flagship model, built from the ground up. It will feature upgraded technology and amenities, new golfing games, climate-controlled hitting bays, each with its own ball dispenser.
Hintz noted that more than 1,500 people auditioned at the most recent Topgolf opening in Kansas City, so interested applicants should reserve their audition spot early.
Topgolf Naperville recently began selling game credit and memberships, available for a one-time $5 cost or $80-250 per month, depending on the level of benefits desired. Residents can purchase a Lifetime Membership plus $45 worth of game credit on sale for $25 until Aug. 30. Additionally, the first 50 people to purchase a monthly membership will have the initiation fee waived and will receive an invitation for themselves plus a guest to attend the exclusive Topgolf VIP grand opening party. The evening will include complimentary food, drinks, entertainment, celebrity appearances and Topgolf play.
For more information about working at Topgolf
To purchase one of the pre-opening offers
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 18 locations projected to serve 8 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, tournaments, KidZone parties, and social and corporate events.
For over 25 years Melissa, a well-respected, former world champion athlete, hall of fame inductee, exercise physiologist, and single digit handicap golfer has built her practice around helping athletes improve their game, health and sense of well being.
In her private practice she coaches a select group of elite athletes (players from the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs) and seven touring golf professionals. Power Break Fitness Edge is a program that incorporates key elements of her training and brings it to facilities in the chicagoland area.
Melissa holds the following certifications:
- TPI Fitness Certified (levels 1,2 and 3)
- TPI Junior Certified (levels 2 and 3)
- TPI certified golf coach (level 2)
- TPI Speaker (level 2)
- TRX Certified
- Power Plate Certified ( Levels 1 and 2)
- Spin Certified
- K-Vest Certified
- Russian Kettle Certified (RKC)
- Has held certifications in (Zumba, and Wellness Coaching)
In 1978, Melissa Orth was in the process of training to make the Olympic gymnastics team when a knee injury side-lined her. To strengthen that knee she began weight training with the former Mr. Universe (Mr. Olympia and Mr. America!), Bob Gadja. Under his guidance, Melissa discovered she had talent and in 1980, at the age of 17, Melissa became the World Champion Power Lifter in her division!
In 1982, she earned the body building title "Miss Collegiate America."Along with her athletic accomplishments, Melissa graduated from George Williams college in 1985 with her Bachelor in Science. She went on to achieve her MBA in 1987 from Aurora University proving that not all MBAs wear a 3 piece suit! After graduation, Melissa decided to try something new and different and for two years worked in sales for a large software company becoming their #1 sales person in her division.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.