Season 1 - Championship, Winning & Coaching with Michelle Berteotti- Episode 002

Michelle Berteotti

14-year Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) veteran Missie Berteotti achieved great things as a collegiate and professional golfer, and now spends her time as an advocate for women; conducting Business Golf Academies for women and also coaching women on achieving and maintaining financial balance in their lives. In her golf academies, Missie talks about training and trusting and how to achieve peak performance. At the underlying core of all her coaching is the focus on the fundamental principles of her Mental Mastery Program TM which she has written about in her book The Mental Mastery Program -From the Classroom to the Course to Life.  Missie’s daily schedule involves teaching golf and working as a financial representative for The Luttner Financial Group.

During her 14 years on the LPGA tour, Berteotti won over 1 million dollars by winning the Ping Welch’s Classic in 1996 and placing in the top 10 on numerous occasions. While traveling on the tour, Berteotti served as an instructor in numerous junior golf clinics administered by the LPGA tour in different cities each week. Since leaving the tour, Missie has worked with juniors and adults as a golf instructor at Rolling Hills Country Club in Peters Township, Pennsylvania and now at Scallys Golf Center.  As a golf instructor, she continues to improve her skills by attending seminars and being a member of many professional associations. In 2012, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation. Missie takes a broad approach to her sport; Berteotti has studied Iyengar yoga, worked at nationally known golf schools, worked for 7 years received her national certificate in Therapeutic Massage, received her certification as a TPI, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, and she was certified by Dr. Rick Jensen as a Certified Mental Golf Coach. This is an elite group of coaches whom are specifically trained to coach the mental skills of competition. In August 2013, Missie was named as the first ever Women’s Varsity Golf Coach at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. Missie recruited and started a women’s golf program to add to the university’s athletic program. Additionally, Missie enjoys honing her communication skills as a Toastmaster and obtained her ACS Advanced Communication Silver Award the summer of 2014.  To round out her coaching skills, she spent 7 years serving as a coach in a Six-month Leadership Program for Landmark Worldwide. In the November 2013 issue of Golf Digest magazine, Missie was rated as one of the top 10 teachers in her state of Pennsylvania. Golf Digest prepares the list every two years, polling more than 1,000 teaching professionals for their opinions on their peers. It is the only list of top teachers voted on by the teachers themselves.

Missie’s daily schedule involves balancing and blending her golf instruction and working as a financial representative for The Luttner Financial Group.

The Luttner Group also advocates for women and Missie serves as the firm’s liaison for getting women access to a network of trusted female financial representative to make informed financial decisions.

Berteotti, who is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, won back-to-back Pennsylvania State Championships from 1980- 1981.  She then attended the University of Miami, where she had a successful collegiate career, highlighted by medalist honors at the 1984 NCAA championship.  Missie still resides in Pittsburgh, Pa today where she enjoys being with her family and large community of friends.


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