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Meet the Team: John Seltzer

As PGA Director of Instruction at Egypt Valley, John Seltzer enjoys helping members excel in their own game and improve while enjoying everything the Club has to offer. Take a moment to get to know John a bit better!

Please share a bit about your journey with golf!
I was introduced to the game at a very early age, as my dad is also a PGA member and golf professional. I played competitive golf my entire life and played collegiately at Newberry College and Eastern Michigan University. Those experiences helped me realize I wanted to help others get better and enjoy the game more. What I love most about golf is that it's a game you can never be "perfect" at and it's a game you can enjoy your whole life.

Share a bit about your Egypt Valley journey and how you ended up at the Club.
I came to Grand Rapids initially as the Director of Golf at Blythefield Country Club in late 2014. I spent five seasons there until making the decision to teach/coach full-time. During that time, I was a member of Egypt Valley and after some conversations with Mike McGonigal, I decided to join his operation in my current role.

What’s your favorite part of your role at the Club?
My favorite part about my role at the club is helping our members improve and enjoy playing the game we all like and are passionate about.

Talk a bit about your goals for the junior golf program and how you hope to expand it for the coming season.
Junior golf is going to be a large focus of mine in 2023 and beyond. We'll be offering a few more programs for juniors of all abilities and for some age groups that haven't had any programming yet. My goal for our Junior program is to create a culture of learning that's engaging, fun and makes our younger members want to play more often.

When you’re not at the Club, what could you most likely be found doing?
When I'm not at the Club, I'm spending time with my wife Amanda and chasing our two-year-old daughter Nora around.

If you see John around the Club, be sure to say, “Hello!”