Meet the Golf Pros

Director of Golf

Gene Fieger 

Gene brought his experience as a champion and his passion for the game to Club Pelican Bay in October 2015.

A PGA Class A Member since 1987, Gene was previously Director of Golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples from 1999 to 2015 and an Assistant Professional at Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, PA, from 1987 to 1998.

Born in Philadelphia, Gene has lived in Naples since 1999. He has been married for 30 years to his wife, Angela, and they have two sons, Gene Jr. 27 and Brad 25.

Gene's Golf Tournament History

  • 2013 – National Senior Club Professional Champion
  • 1993 and 1998 – U.S. Open Participant
  • 9-Time PGA and Senior PGA Champion Participant
  • 2-Time South Florida Section PGA Champion
  • 2-Time Philadelphia Section PGA Champion
  • 3-Time Pennsylvania Open Champion
  • 2-Time Philadelphia Open Champion
  • 2001 Honda Classic (PGA Tour) Tie - 27th
  • 4-Time South Florida Section PGA Senior Player of the Year

Head Golf Professional

Justin Bertsch

Justin joined the Golf Staff in July of 2019 after serving as the Head Golf Professional at Hideout Golf Club from 2009-2019.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Toledo, Justin enjoys competing against his fellow PGA Professionals during the summer tournament season and recently competed in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.

Originally from Sandusky, OH, Justin is married to his wife Sally and the proud father of two girls, Lily and Grace.

Justin's Recent Golf Accomplishments

  • 2019 PGA Championship Contestant
  • 2019 South Florida Section PGA Player of the Year
  • 2019 South Florida Section PGA Champion
  • 2019 Fort Lauderdale Open Champion
  • 2019 SWFL Chapter PGA Champion
  • 2018,2019 SWFL Chapter PGA Player of the Year

Assistant Golf Professionals

Mitch Holgate

Mitch joined the golf staff in September 2019. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2010 with degrees in Professional Golf Management and Economics. Mitch spent the last 4 years working at Bear's Paw in Naples and previously worked at clubs in Atlanta, GA and Sioux City, IA. He enjoys playing against his fellow PGA professionals in tournaments during the summer and following Nebraska Cornhusker football.

Taylor Nelson

Taylor, originally from Aurora, Illinois has been with the club since 2011. He graduated from Florida Gulf
Coast University in 2016, with a Business and Hospitality Degree, along with a Class - A PGA certification
through the Professional Golf Management Program at the university. Taylor has worked at multiple
clubs up north including Rich Harvest Farms, Black Sheep, Chicago Highlands, and Aurora Country Club.
Taylor enjoys multiple activities from watching his hometown sports teams, playing sports, working out,
going to the beach/pool, and fishing.

Kitty Doyle 

Lindsey Bensch 

Chris Trout



You can reach any of our Golf Staff members by calling 239-597-2105.