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About Burke Golf Academy

Mark Burke

General Manager/Director of Golf
515-314-2331 (cell)
515-981-0266 (pro shop)

Mark grew up on a farm in north central Iowa. He and his wife, Linda, have raised five children over nearly 35 years of marriage. During that time, while managing and owning several businesses, he developed a passion for the game of golf.
In 1996, Mark decided to pursue a career in golf. Mark spent 8 years at Miracle Hill Golf Course in Omaha, Nebraska, taking on the role of head golf professional after only two years as an assistant. It did not take long for Mark to find that teaching the game was the most rewarding aspect of the golf profession.

Mark has been to Port St. Lucie, Florida to the PGA Learning Center to attend several Teaching and Coaching Summits. He is very excited to apply the knowledge he has gained from these top professionals to help you improve your game.

Awards and Achievements
Acushnet Scholarship 2003
PGA of America President’s Council
PGA Certified Teaching Professional (Since 2009)
President’s Plaque (2012)

Warrior Run Golf Course (Norwalk, IA)
Willow Creek Golf Course (West Des Moines, IA)
Miracle Hill (Omaha, NE)

Teaching Philosophy
I believe that every student is unique and so must be his/her golf instruction. I tailor each lesson to the individual or group that I am working with. I believe that I must be constantly learning if I am to teach well. I am in constant pursuit of knowledge about teaching the game of golf. I believe that communication is a major key to improvement. Trying to understand is the student's responsibility. Understanding the student is MY responsibility! 

Carol Nitzschke-Henrich

Head Golf Professional/Director of Instruction
515-333-9771 (cell)
515-981-0266 (pro shop)

Carol grew up in Northwest Iowa. She graduated from Briar Cliff College with a teaching degree and a major in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. After college, Carol started in the PGA Apprentice Program and became a member of the PGA of America.

As a member of the PGA, Carol has been teaching golf for over 25 years. Through her teaching experiences she has instructed golfers of all ages and skill levels. By building a strong base through teaching good fundamentals she finds it easier for the student to improve and develop a good swing.

“I get great satisfaction in teaching golf and watching the students succeed.”

Let Carol help you improve your skills and enjoyment of the game.

Awards and Achievements
PGA Assistant of the Year for the Nebraska Section of PGA
Inducted into the NAIA Women’s Golf Hall of Fame
Two-time winner of the Junior Golf Leader Award for Nebraska Section of PGA

Warrior Run Golf Course (Norwalk, IA)
Willow Creek Golf Course (West Des Moines, IA)
Green Valley Golf Course (Sioux City, IA)
Applewood - Johnny Goodman Golf Course (Omaha, NE)
South Ridge Golf Club (South Sioux City, NE)

Teaching Philosophy
To provide a comfortable and enjoyable golf learning experience. I feel it is important to build a strong foundation (grip, set up and posture) by teaching good fundamentals. It is easier for the student to improve and develop a good swing when they have a good foundation to build on.