John has spent over fifteen years traveling around the world teaching & coaching the game of golf to players of all abilities. He has trained with Tom Wargo, Senior PGA Tour Player and former Senior PGA champion, and with Bill Davis (one of Golf Digests Top 50 teachers in the US) at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida. He also spent time at the world renowned PGA West in LaQuinta, California, studying golf swing mechanics with such notables as Mac O'Grady.
In 1992, John was the Assistant Director of Instruction for the nationally recognized golf school United States Schools of Golf. In 1995, John became a Class A member of the PGA of America. In 1998, he became a member of the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America. He is now recognized as a PGTCA Master Instructor.
From 2000 through 2002, John was a Division III womens golf coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships and a 6th place finish in the NCAA Womens Golf Championship. He was awarded the College Golf Coach of the Year two years in a row by the NCAA CCIW Conference.
In Asia, John is honored as being the first ever golf professional to teach a golf instruction certification school in China. To date, John has taught over 15,000 individual lessons around the world.
Presently, John operates Bertges Golf Academy, Inc. He is also the director of instruction for all Guaranteed Golf Schools in Indiana. He was awarded the ,2005 National Teacher of the Year' by Guaranteed Golf Schools.
Hourly Rate: 45.00
Junior Rate: call
Clinic Rate: call
Video Lesson: 80
Playing Lesson: 100
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