Wednesday, June 21, 2017

John Bermel Gives Us the Swing of Golfing

June 21, 2017 - John Bermel, PGA professional (and director) at the Pheasant Ridge golf course, shared his experience as the UNI golf coach and his golfing adventures in general.  John is also the golf coach for UNI and he was joined by three of his top women golfers: Hailey Bermell, Hannah Bermell, and Taylor.

The presentation began with Hailey and Hannah sharing that they began riding golf carts when they were 2 years old and grew up "on the golf course."  They practiced every night from 3 - 5:00 and it resulted in winning high school state championships repeatedly. Constant practice and perfection lead to academic success too with the women reporting that they had high school GPAs of 4.1, 4.0 and 4.12.

John shared some experiences with running the Pheasant Ridge golf course.  Recently he leased the the course from the City of Cedar Falls and has been upgrading the course to improve the golfing experience.  It has resulted in more golfers and better games.  

John Bermel is also a strong supporter for the Jerry Slykhuis Golfing Event on July 15. He will be hosting the event at the Pheasant Ridge course and was close friend of Jerry's.   Written by Leigh Zeitz

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