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Shelby Futch—Founder & CEO

Prior 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.

Gordon Petrie—President
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 Boggia—Managing Partner & Golf Investments - Asia
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.


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