Jim McLean

Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher

Owner of the #1 Golf School in America

1994 PGA of America Teacher of the Year

John Bierkan worked for me at Doral. He trained here. By training, I mean serious maniacal training that eventually propelled John to the top of the teaching profession.  He’s a real pro who can also play the game of golf at a very high level. Not many teachers can make that claim. I’m honored to call John a good friend.




TJ Tomasi Ph.D.

Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher

Director of Golf Research

Keiser University

John Bierkan, because of his hard work and intelligence, has developed into an outstanding teacher. Wherever John has been he has quickly become recognized for his knowledge and dedication to his students. In addition to his golf expertise you will not find a better person.




Christopher Toulson

PGA Head Professional

Sunningdale Golf Club

Scarsdale, NY

It’s no surprise to me that John’s golf career has flourished.  He loves golf and deeply appreciates everything good and meaningful about the game. (I think he absorbed much of this from his father- a long-time, well respected PGA golf professional.) John has an Ivy League golf education, learning from some of the game’s finest teachers and head golf professionals at some of America’s finest clubs. John is also a player. He has competed in the last four PGA Professional National Championships- an accomplishment that very, very few PGA Professionals in America can boast. As a combination teacher and player, I feel John is one of the best in America. What really stands out to me about John, however, is not necessarily his accolades or distinguished golf resume- though these are impressive. What’s best about John is, well, John. John Bierkan is a top-notch person. He’s always motivated by doing the right thing and by treating others the right way. His professionalism, character and wonderful demeanor make him a real pleasure for anyone to be with and a tremendous asset to the golf profession. John epitomizes everything a great golf professional should be.




Robert J. Neal, PhD.

CEO/Founder, Golf BioDynamics

I have known John since he first started in the teaching side of golf nearly ten years ago and he is undoubtedly one of the best young instructors I have met. His thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, always attending seminars, reading books, watching video and interacting with other coaches. This broad base of knowledge is coupled with an exceptional rapport with people allowing him to actually get his students to improve. His practical application of golf swing theory is excellent.  The fact that he is always working on his own game and swing gives insight into his passion for the game of golf and his desire to be the best he can.




Paul Liebezeit

2014 Aronimink Club Champion

Paoli, PA

John has provided me with a pragmatic plan to improve my game which has resulted in positive strides toward my goal.  I enjoy his concise communication, and use of video, when we work together – he has been a huge part of the resurgence of my game.




Billy Peel

Mini-Tour Player

Bethesda, Maryland

John is one of the best instructors in the game; his knowledge, skill set and compassion is unlike any other teacher I’ve seen. He quickly identifies the problem with your swing and creates a game plan for the future. He completely revamped my game and got me hitting it better in a short time. There is absolutely no one else I trust more with my game than John Bierkan.




Janet Coady

Malvern, PA

I came to John seeking help in addressing the inconsistencies in my golf game.  After good, informative video analysis and two lessons, John proposed a few simple changes that provided immediate improvement in my golf swing. John’s lessons are comprehensive, but he keeps it simple and makes it fun. I look forward to practicing!  John helps you understand the fundamentals of the golf swing so that you can do a self analysis on the practice range and on the course. Furthermore, he assists you in developing the basics for sound course management. I highly recommend John Bierkan to teach anyone!




Trillium Sellers Rose

PGA & LPGA Director of Instruction

Woodmont Country Club

Golf Digest Top 40 Under 40 Instructor

John is a competent and dynamic instructor. He does it all- professional players and developing juniors. Whatever your level of golf, John can help you make it better.




 Mike Lewers

Aronimink Golf Club Member

John’s teaching style is effective and impactful because of his ability to focus on the “cause” of a good or bad shot, isolate the reason for the cause, and provide the right feedback to make the proper change. His instruction is based on years of successful playing and teaching experience and his style is to make the learning process fun, enjoyable and productive. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to improve his or her game.




Jim and Debi Bashleben

Vero Beach, FL

John Bierkan has a gift for teaching golf. He observes, listens, clarifies and then creatively instructs. And, the man has the patience of Job! Each session is fun and our games are steadily improving. We eagerly anticipate and treasure our times with John.  We are fortunate to have him in our golf bag and consider John a wonderful friend.




Sandy B.

Jupiter, FL

I have recently retired and have started to play the challenging game of golf. I must credit John Bierkan for many improvements in my swing. I believe he has great skill in diagnosing problem areas in a very quick fashion, and a gift for explaining how to correct the problem so that his student understands. His skilled use of video technology, patience and encouragement make a lesson a wonderful learning experience. Thank You John!




Stuart Mosebey

Thompsontown, PA

John Bierkan is the best golf instructor that I have had the privilege of working with.  John’s depth of knowledge of the golf swing is very impressive, and you will not find any instructor more dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.  Not only is John very personable and approachable, but he is also able to effectively communicate the methods that produce a better golf swing.




John Negrich, Jr.

Haddam, CT

It was time to improve my game. John Bierkan has inspired me with his passion and knowledge of golf. His approach to the golf swing is intelligent and simple. He motivates me with each session to continue to improve my game. John is an inspirational instructor with a down to earth approach to the game.




Skip Hickenlooper

Cincinnati, OH / Vero Beach, FL

John, Susan and I have very much enjoyed our golf lessons with you.  These have been insightful and very helpful.  On top of this, you have been very patient, bringing us along at a pace tailored to our level.  Susan has greatly improved her short game, while I have added distance and accuracy to my shots.  Your careful and friendly instruction has helped us build our game, and made it fun to play golf.  Thank you.




Justin Sheehan

PGA Director of Instruction Old Memorial Golf Club

Tampa Bay, Florida

John is hands down one of the best teachers in the country!  His work ethic and information base along with a sincere interest in each student was evident the 5+ years we taught together.  Whether leading a corporate clinic or helping a first time player learn the basics, I’m certain there are not many better.  John possesses the total package which a golf professional should strive for, knowledge, appearance and a true dedication to the game.




Don Meadows

PGA Director of Golf

Quail Valley Golf and River Club

Vero Beach, Florida

I have had the privilege of having John as the leader of our Golf Instructional Program here at Quail Valley for the last 5 years and in that time I have seen John’s passion for assisting his students and our Members.  Along with being a wonderful person, John has impressed me with his dedication to everyone that he instructs.  John has an unwavering thirst to learn more about all aspects of the game to insure that he is one of the finest golf instructors and coaches in the country and help his students accomplish their goals.




Michael O’Reilly

Vero Beach, Florida

I have been working with John for several years. With his help my game has become quite respectable.  John skillfully combines use of the latest instructional technology, analysis of the golf swing and helpful observations to convey necessary information to his students.  A wonderful experience is playing a round with him.




Susan Hobbs

Southampton, NY / Vero Beach, FL

As a member of Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Florida I am fortunate to have taken lessons from John Bierkan our Director of Instruction. John is a superb diagnostician of swing issues. He attempts to not overload the student with multiple details, but bases his instruction on simple steps that can help one move to the next level. In addition to John’s teaching talents is his gracious manner, good humor and calm approach which are conducive to learning. John is a gentleman who is a great representative of the golfing Profession!