Instruction With Our Professional Staff
Brett Bieske Director of Golf
Brett was elected into membership of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) in 1997. He graduated from Ferris State University (’97) in the Professional Golf Management program with a Major in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing. He began his teaching career in 1995 and has attended numerous seminars ranging from Golf Fitness to Golf Psychology to PGA Coaching hosted by industry leaders, such as Hank Haney –Essentials of the Swing, Pia Nilsson/Lynn Marriott–VISION54, Jim McLean–X Factor, Dave Stockton–Unconscious Putting, Chuck Cook — Perfectly Balanced Golf, Dr. Gio Valiante — Fearless Golf. HIs students have included professional tour competitors, Division I & II Collegiate Golf Team members, top juniors and all amateurs. He has worked at La LaBelle CC (WI), Blackwolf Run (Top 100, WI), Monterey CC (CA) and The Golf Club Tierra Oaks (CA). In 2001, Brett was awarded Golf Professional of the Year for the Western Region Private Clubs (AGC).
Zach Herzog PGA Apprentice Professional / Junior Golf Lead Instructor
Zach began his education in the PGA program (level I) after successfully passing his playing abilitiy test in ’08. Zach attended Kansas City Kansas Community College on a golf scholarship and completed his collegiate degree at Columbia College. He began his teaching career in 2003 when he was an instructor for juniors at the First Tee Program in Kansas City, KS. Zach is the lead instructor for our own CCC Junior Programs. He has worked at Columbia CC since 2002.
“The bottom line for me is this: I experienced Brett’s skill as a teacher, and it showed up visibly in my game. I know I saw direct results. I was hitting the ball farther and straighter than I ever had.”
– Brian Larson
“The instruction available at Columbia Country Club is second to none. I have been working with Brett Bieske for six years, and I have seen great progress each year. Brett helped me understand some of my strengths, the things I do well and has helped me get better in those areas. He won’t try to make your swing look like a tour pro; he will make YOUR swing the best it can be. Brett is still invested in making me a better player and getting better results. Improving your golf game can be stressful, but Brett made it enjoyable, and he has the ability to improve your swing. I still work with Brett because he has put in the effort and energy to help me become a better player. I would recommend the instruction of the CCC golf pro staff to anyone that is interested in developing a consistent swing, developed confidence and shooting for better scores.”
– TJ Sweet
“Brett Bieske and I have been working on my game on an irregular basis for about five (5) years. During that time, my handicap has dropped seven (7) strokes. I credit that improvement to Brett and his communication sales and as an instructor. We have made many improvements over time and even though some are only temporary, he always keeps the long-term goal in mind of consistency and short-game improvement. I feel strongly my investment has been a sound one.”
– Dr. Ed Lampitt
“Ever year I take lessons from Brett — kind of a “tune up” for my swing. He understands my swing and focuses on one or two key areas for improvement. He doesn’t bombard me with too much technical information. If I’m not “getting it,” he will switch drills or analogies until we find something that works for me. I have often thought the BEST time to take a lessons is when you don’t really NEED a lesson, but boy, when you NEED a lesson, I am glad Brett is around.”
– Jean Leonatti