Golden Valley Country Club announces Louisa Bergsma as new General Manager
In her new role as General Manager, Bergsma will leverage her extensive background to advance the mission of Golden Valley Country Club and execute the business strategy for the Club.
“We are extremely fortunate and elated to have Louisa join the GVCC leadership team. Her experience and passion for the golf and club business is unmatched and both the board and I believe she will be instrumental in GVCC remaining as one of the most prominent private clubs in the Midwest. Louisa is the gold standard for dynamic general managers,” Drew Fernholz, President of Golden Valley Country Club.
Bergsma joins Golden Valley Country Club with 25 years of experience in the golf industry. Prior to accepting the position at Golden Valley Country Club, Bergsma served as General Manager of Clovernook Country Club, a private member-owned club in Cincinnati, Ohio. She developed updated procedures and implemented systems to maximize financial and operational controls while leading her team to raise the customer service bar and consistently provide a member-focused culture. Prior to that, Bergsma worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for Redstone Golf Club in Houston, TX, home of the PGA TOUR Shell Houston Open. There she increased membership sales by 40% and was deeply involved in member relations management. She also worked for the Southern Texas PGA as Junior Golf Director and grew the junior golf program to the 4th largest program in the US. Promoted to Director of Operations, she managed the Southern Texas PGA Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization as well as operations for the Southern Texas PGA.
Bergsma is a CMAA member and a Class A member of both the PGA and LPGA. In 2008, she was recognized as the LPGA Central Section Golf Professional of the Year, and in 1997, the Southern Texas PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. She has a degree from Lamar University in Business Administration - Marketing. She is a native from Johannesburg, South Africa, and played on Lamar’s women’s golf team while on a four-year golf scholarship. In January 2007, Louisa was inducted into the Lamar University Cardinal Hall of Honor.