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Friday, August 18, 2017

About John

About John Bertges

John BertgesJohn has spent over twenty years traveling around the world teaching & coaching the game of golf to players of all abilities. He has trained under Tom Wargo, former Senior PGA Tour Player and Senior PGA champion. He also worked with Bill Davis (one of Golf Digest’s 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 former PGA Tour Player, 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 women’s golf coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships and also a 6th place finish in the NCAA Women’s National Golf Championship. He was awarded “College Golf Coach of the Year” two years in a row by the NCAA’s CCIW Conference. In 2005, John was awarded, “National Teacher of The Year”, for Guaranteed Golf Schools.In Asia, John is honored as being the first ever golf professional to teach a golf instruction certification school in China. John has also trained many competitive high school and collegiate level players. He trained Aaron Monson, winner of the 2009 Indiana PGA Open as an amateur. Aaron carded a 63 in the final round at the Brickyard in Indianapolis with a come form behind victory. To date, John has taught over 30,000 individual lessons around the world. Presently, He operates his On Target Golf Schools, Inc.and is the Director of Golf for the city of Jasper at Ruxer Municipal Golf Course and Buffalo Trace Golf Course.