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February 12, 2014

Bermel elected to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

The Iowa Golf Association Foundation is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. John Bermel of Cedar Falls, Dave Sergeant of Fort Dodge and author Larry Dennis, a Marshalltown native, will be inducted this spring. In addition, the late Norman Westfall of Des Moines, an influential golf course superintendent whose career spanned from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, was elected in the “historical category”

The “Class of 2014” will raise the total membership in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame to 66.

John Bermel

Successful as a college player, a club professional and Division I college coach, John Bermel’s involvement in golf has spanned more than 40 years so far.

His playing career began in high school and he attended Central College in Pella where he earned NCAA Division III All American honorable mention in three of his four years. He helped Central win four Iowa Conference team championships and earn four NCAA Division III tournament appearances. Bermel was inducted into the Central College Hall of Honor in 2013.

The Keota, Iowa native turned professional after college and served as an assistant professional at various clubs in Iowa until 1990. From 1990-95 he was the Head Professional at Beaver Hills CC in Cedar Falls. In 1996 he was named the Head Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Northern Iowa and became the Head Golf Professional at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Bermel continues to hold the Men’s coaching job at UNI and has also been Head Coach for the UNI Women’s team since 2002.

Despite his extremely busy schedule Bermel has always competed at a high level in Iowa Section competition as well as nationally. He has qualified for 16 PGA National Club Professional Championships, and has finished in the top 25 four times. He won the Iowa PGA Section Championship four times (1993, 2000, 04 and 05) and the Section’s Senior Championship twice (2012, 13).

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