Originally born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Steve is ingrained with Midwest roots through and through. A portion of his childhood was spent in the Chicago Suburbs and his young adult years of High School and college in the great state of Iowa. The Midwest has always been “home” and he holds the state of Iowa near and dear to his heart.
Steve’s first professional duties were as an Assistant Golf Professional at Hillcrest Country Club in Long Grove, IL. He also served as the General Manger of a golf retail store in Iowa City, enhancing his merchandising and retail management skill set. In 2006, Steve migrated southwest to Arizona to join the team at the Desert Mountain Club in North Scottsdale. During his time there he excelled at club fitting, retail, and honed his management skills as an Assistant Head Golf Professional (1stAssistant) for several seasons. Steve gained his Class “A” PGA membership in 2008, and thrives on golf operations management. The last two years Steve proudly served as the Head Golf Professional at Phoenix Country Club.
Steve joined the Glen Oaks Country Club team here in Iowa in Mid-January of 2015 and looks forward to leading the Golf Operations team of Glen Oaks Country Club for many years to come and being your golf ambassador. Steve is truly proud to serve as your Director of Golf.
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Tyler grew up in North Bend, a small town in northeast Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from the Professional Golf Management Program in the fall of 2014. He has worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Skokie Country Club in the North Chicago suburbs during the summers and Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona in the winters from May 2014 through February 2016 before moving back to the Midwest and joining the Professional Staff at Glen Oaks Country Club in the spring of 2016. Tyler was elected to PGA membership in March 2015. He enjoys spending free time playing golf, going to concerts, seeing sporting events, cooking, and being with family.
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We are very excited to announce Lori Gaffney-Burmeister to the Professional Staff at Glen Oaks Country Club. Many of you may know or have taken golf lessons from Lori. She has a wonderful reputation and has been teaching at Longview Golf Center for 26 years. She is now joining our team as a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional.
Lori was a high school state champion at Valley High School, then went on to play college golf and graduate from The University of Georgia. She played golf professionally for a short time but discovered her passion for teaching people and promoting this great game of golf.
Lori has been a member of the LPGA since 1987 and was trained by many exceptional instructors. She taught with The John Jacobs Golf Schools for several years in Florida, California, Arizona, Alabama, Missouri and Texas.
Lori was named as one of the Top 50 Instructors in the country in 2002, 2007 and 2008.
She loves to teach people of all ages and abilities. You will quickly see and learn that Lori has a gift at conveying her instruction in an effective, easy to understand and relaxed manner, that will quickly improve your golf game. Her energy and excitement is contagious! She is looking forward to helping each individual reach their goals. Please welcome Lori to the team when you see her next!