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lr-2019GO_Headshots-1279-EditJohn Fitzgerald, PGA Head Golf Professional

John joined the Glen Oaks Country Club Professional Staff team in April of 2021.  He has been a PGA Member since 1996.  John has worked at several private clubs over the years, including Glen Oaks in 1996-1997 before moving west to the Palm Springs, CA area where he worked as the PGA First Assistant Professional at Eldorado Country Club and The Quarry at La Quinta.  John also spent several years in the Minneapolis area working at Olympic Hills Golf Club before settling in Mason City, IA the past seventeen years working as the Head Golf Professional at the Mason City Country Club. 
John enjoys spending free time with his wife Shelley watching their three sons; Jack, Ben and Josh play college baseball.
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lr-2019GO_Headshots-1279-EditSharnae Winters, PGA Assistant Professional

Sharnae joined the Glen Oaks Country Club Professional Staff team in the fall of 2021. Sharnae gained her Class “A” PGA membership through the University of Nebraska in 2012. She started her professional career at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas and spent many years in the Kansas City area. Sharnae was recently the First Assistant Golf Professional at the Vaquero Club in Westlake, Texas. During her time at Vaquero, Sharnae gained more experience and knowledge with the management side of the golf industry. She also provided individualized customer service to each member, making their experience both positive and unique. Sharnae enjoys spending free time with her dog Beau and family.
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lr-2019GO_Headshots-1279-EditEvan Krause, Assistant Golf Professional

Evan joined the Glen Oaks Country Club Professional Staff in the fall of 2021. He is currently working towards his PGA membership. Evan grew up in Iowa Falls, IA graduating from Clear Lake High School in 2017.  Evan played golf at Buena Vista University, graduating in May of 2021 with degrees in Sports Business and Marketing. In his young career, Evan has been on staff at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana and Hazeltine National Golf Club north of us in the Minneapolis metro area. Evan spends his free time boating and watching sports with his family.
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Darin Justice, PGA, Assistant Golf Professional

Darin joined the Professional Staff Team in the mid-summer of 2020. Darin became a PGA Member in 1992 and spent time in Arizona early in his career at Desert Highlands, as well as local facilities of Lake Panorama and Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Darin assisted long time DMGCC Head Professional JD Turner for years and helped administer golf schools across the country. Darin enjoys time with his family when he is not golfing.

Lori Gaffney-Burmeister, LPGA Class A Teaching Professional

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!

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