What Is Dubois County Junior Golf?

Dubois County Junior Golf is an initiative created by caring Professionals in the community and sponsored by local business.  The main goal of DCJG is to introduce and engage young adults into the game of golf.

The DCJG Spring Program is comprised of 2 Main Components - Instruction and Play:
• Lessons: (Participants will learn skills in all facets of the sport. Rules, Etiquette, Full-Swing Fundamentals, Short-Game, Practice Habits).  Beginning/Intermediate, and Advanced classes are both offered. Classes are taught by an experienced PGA Professional.
• League: Development of positive and healthy relationships through friendly team competitions that encourage player development and positive self-esteem.
Basic Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 3 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.  
Extended Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 6 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.

Players will be divided into Teams and 2 Leagues. Teams and Leagues are determined by the coaching and teaching staff. Your child will be placed in the league model and team that we feel is best suited for his/her progress and enjoyment. The two Leagues are:
Jr. Futures League - Comprised of Beginning to Intermediate players. (Scramble Format, possibly some Best-Ball).
Jr. Elite League - Comprised of Experienced and Advanced players. (Scramble, Best-Ball, and Stroke Play)

Who? When? Where:
The program is open to ALL Dubois County 5th through 8th grade students. Due to space limitations, registration is limited. No prior experience is necessary,  just a desire to learn and play this great game of golf! Beginners and advanced players will both benefit from the program!
The program runs end of March thru May and will be conducted at Ruxer Golf Course & Buffalo Trace GC. The Instruction begins on select dates of your choice starting as early as March 28th.
All players will begin match play on Monday April 16th, and ending May 4th.  Consisting of 6 total matches. All 6 matches will be conducted at Ruxer GC.
• 5 matches must be completed by each player to be considered for awards.
How Do I Register My Child?
Registration is simple. Simply go to the Registration Page, select the desired date and time to begin the lessons, fill-out the on-line form, and you're in!

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Our Team

Our Incredible Team

  • Member 1

    John Bertges

    PGA Professional | Director Golf City of Jasper
    John has spent over 30 years teaching & coaching the game of golf. He has coached and trained a Indiana Open State Champion. He has also trained with PGA Tour Players and Top 50 teachers in the US. In 2005, John was honored as the "2005 Guaranteed Golf's National Teacher of the Year" From 2000 through 2002, John was a Division III women’s golf coach. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships. He also led his team to a 6th place finish in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. He was awarded “College Golf Coach of the Year” two years in a row by the NCAA’s CCIW Conference. In 2000, John was honored as the first ever golf professional to certified golf professionals in China. In 2015, John was awarded the "National Instructor of the Year" for US Schools of Golf. John is a Class A Member of the PGA of America. John is also a PGTA Msster Coach. Presently, John is the Director of Golf for the City of Jasper.
  • Chris Tretter

    Head Golf Coach Forest Park | Level I Coach First Tee
    Coach Tretter has coached youth sports since 2003 and has been an avid golfer since 2007 when he converted his focus from playing Men’s Slowpitch Travel Softball. He is a First Tee Level 1 certified instructor and has been the Forest Park Boys Golf coach since 2012. In 2014, Mr. Tretter co-founded Dubois County Junior Golf with John Bertges with the intent of giving 5th – 8th grade boys and girls in Dubois County a non-intimidating league to learn the sport of golf. In January 2019, he retired from a 28 year business career where he gained vast leadership experience. His passion is coaching and mentoring youth. His extensive background in leadership coupled with the sport of golf and The First Tee program provide an excellent platform to mentor youth.
  • Member 3

    John Fleig

    Forest Park Boys Junior HS Golf Coach
    Have played Golf approx 30 years. 4 year Varsity player, 1992-96’. 2018 FP Junior High Coach.
  • Bryce Morrison

    Assistant Golf Coach FP
    I’ve been playing golf for over 25 years. I was a regional qualifier for Southridge my Junior year of high school and the number 1 player my senior year. I also was the head coach for forest park boys golf for 1 year and girls golf for 2 years. I’m married with 3 kids and live in Ferdinand.

Our Awesome Clients

As the saying goes... it takes a village. We couldn't do it without these caring people and organizations. We truly appreciate their generous giving and contributions. Their proceeds, help us to grow and continue our development of youth golf through various programs!