Meet the Golf Pros

Gene Fieger – Director of Golf

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

Justin Bertsch - Head Golf Professional 

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

Our Assistant Golf Professionals are Mitch Holgate, Evan Guillemette, Taylor Nelson, Darin Whitaker and Chris Trout. You may reach them by calling 239-597-2105.