J. Michael Ussery serves as founder and President of OnCourse Strategies and has been involved in many aspects of the golf and real estate industries for the past thirty-seven years. In addition to oversight of company operations, Ussery provides golf and country club operational and development consulting. Mr. Ussery has been involved in the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of golf properties of all types with extensive expertise in the area of golf operations. Among his areas of focus and prior participation are market analysis, due diligence studies, business and strategic planning for golf properties and real estate projects.
Immediately prior to the establishment of OnCourse Strategies in 2001, Mr. Ussery served as a Sr. Vice President for ClubCorp. During his nine-year career with ClubCorp, Ussery served as a Regional Manager and Regional Vice President prior to his assignment to head oversight and reorganization of the company's daily fee golf product line. Prior to joining ClubCorp, Ussery headed Great Southwest Golf Properties, a golf consulting, brokerage and management firm. Mr. Ussery's professional golf career has included tournament play, club professional, director of golf and club manager duties. He became a Member of the PGA of America in 1982 and maintains current Class "A" status. Mr. Ussery's further experience includes real estate development, investment and construction. He has served on numerous national panels, as a speaker at many golf industry seminars and conferences and as an expert witness in court proceedings and litigation.