Jill Bertram

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 My golf career started at age 13  (unfortunately I've played for 32 years). I was lucky, Lindbergh High  School had a girls golf team, that I played on for four years. I won the  Missouri Girls High School State Tournament my junior and senior year.

I  played college golf for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I  medaled in several tournaments over my four years, and we were  Conference Champions my junior and senior years. I was also a NCAA  Academic All-American. By the way, I majored in Early Childhood  Education and hold a bachelors and masters degree in Education. During  college, my summer job was coordinating the Gateway PGA Junior  Tournament Series in the greater St Louis area.

Before turning  professional, I was the Club Champion at Norwood Country Club for two  years, and was very involved in the St Louis Women's District Golf  Association. I won the Invitational Tournament twice, the 3-Day Medal  Tournament once and served as the Rules Chairperson for two years. I  qualified twice for the U.S. Women's Amatuer. In 1993, I joined the LPGA  T&CP and began giving golf lessons at GolfPort of Maryland Heights  (then known as Creve Coeur Recreation Complex). I have been a Class A  professional for 9 years. During my years in the LPGA T&CP, I have  completed many education and service opportunities. Most recently I am  serving as the Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Midwest Section  of the LPGA T&CP, and as a committee member for the LPGA Hall of  Fame. During this same timeframe, I have worked at Altair Travel,  specializing in golf travel, as well as, general leisure travel.

Most  recently, I became the Assistant Golf Coach for the Parkway West High  School Golf Program. The girls season is in the fall and boys in the  spring. It is very rewarding to be involved with young adults on these  teams. I enjoy teaching golf and having the opportunity to connect with  students, and facilitate improving their golf game. I approach each  student as an individual, and develop a learning plan, based on their  needs and goals. From private lessons, to small groups, to clinics, I  look forward to seeing you on my lesson tee soon!!