to establishing the Scottsdale Golf Group, Shelby Futch
played on numerous tours including the Far Eastern and
South American and in several U.S. tour events.
He also won the Illinois PGA Championship in the 1970’s.
He was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in
2013. He has owned and operated several golf course properties
within the Valley and across the country, as well as a
chain of golf retail stores in addition to a successful
golf club fitting and manufacturing company. While serving
as an instructor for the Golf Digest Schools, he founded
the world famous John Jacobs’ Golf Schools. Shelby
has been recognized by, and written for, some of the industry’s
most coveted golf publications and is consistently honored
by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Tips as
one of the world’s top instructors. He has produced
two series of golf instruction videos, was featured in
the book Golf Gurus, and has appeared on The
Golf Channel’s Golf Academy Live. As an
international ambassador for golf instruction, he is a
frequent guest speaker for both the Hong Kong and China
PGA Tours. He is currently donating his skill to the NJCAA
National Champion Scottsdale Community College Golf Team,
having agreed to coach the team, pro bono.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Gordon
Petrie brings more than 30 years of finance, legal and
human resources experience to the Scottsdale Golf Group.
He has held several senior management positions with multinational
corporations in manufacturing, hospitality and mining
industries in the United States and Canada. His
experience also includes a big four CPA firm in Toronto.
Prior to joining the Scottsdale Golf Group, Gordon owned
his own financial services consulting firm in Scottsdale.
He is currently a member of numerous financial organizations
in the US and Europe as well as the Board of Directors
of the Greater Scottsdale Boys & Girls Club.
Marc has been a proud member of the
British PGA for over 30 years and has spent his entire
career in the golf business. He worked personally with
John Jacobs’ for over five years and became the
youngest lead instructor for John Jacobs’ Golf Schools
& Academies. In 1993 he became the managing partner
of the Asian market for John Jacobs’ Golf Schools
and was the first Western golf professional to reside
in China. Marc was involved in brokering the first US/China
golf course purchase in 1995. Additionally, he was the
founder and managing partner for Central Golf Indoor Precision
Learning & Club-fitting Centers in Hong Kong and Beijing
in 2002, working with both Western and Chinese golf professionals.
He is the managing partner for the China Golf Challenge
a made for TV golf event. He continues to spend much of
his time building and strengthening business relationships
in Asia for both John Jacobs' Golf Schools and Scottsdale
Golf Group investments.
Jerry Wilson—Vice President
Public Golf Operations
With more than 26 years of experience
in golf operations, Jerry Wilson joined Scottsdale Golf
Group in 1994. As the Vice President of Public Golf
Operations, Jerry serves as General Manager for SGG’s
Painted Mountain Golf Resort in Mesa and oversees operations
at public and municipal golf properties within SGG’s
management portfolio.. His diverse background includes
a two year degree in agronomy and turf management, food
and beverage operations, multi-facility, golf and clubhouse
operations, supervision of capital construction projects,
staff development and training and budgeting/cost control
operations. He has maintained his Class “A”
membership in the PGA since 1993. Prior to joining
SGG, Jerry held similar management positions with Pinetop
Lakes Country Club, Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Camelot
Golf Club in Mesa.
John Jackson—Vice President
Golf Operations & Merchandising
With more than 20 years of experience at the Phoenician
Resort, managing the liaising between the hotel and regular
guest business, as well as high end tournaments and outside
play - John was also "merchandiser of the year"
in the Southwest for many years. As Vice President of
Golf Operations & Merchandising, John serves
as General Manager for SGG's Legend Trail Golf Club in
North Scottsdale, Arizona.