Editor's note: This story on PGA of America president John Lindert is the second in a series of special GGP/Biz pieces during the week of the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida.
Though John Lindert may have grown up in Wisconsin, neighboring Michigan was where he firmly established himself as a PGA of America golf professional. But only after stops in Arizona, Florida and Ohio. In fact, it was not until 1993 that he went to work in the Wolverine State, as the head professional at the Spring Lake Country Club, located in the town of that same name just northwest of Grand Rapids. Nine years later, he moved to the Country Club of Lansing, about 100 miles to the southeast, where he serves today as its COO/director of golf. And it was while holding those positions that he burnished a career that led to his winning several industry honors in the Michigan PGA Section, including the Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentoring and both Golf Professional and Merchandiser of the Year. A solid player, he qualified five times for the PGA Professional Champi...
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