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.
David Preisler serves as Director of Operations at Oakhurst Golf Club and monitors operations at three additional Houston area properties. Preisler became a Partner in affiliate Austin/Texas Golf Ventures L.P. in 2002 and is a golf industry veteran with extensive golf operations experience. He formerly served as a Director of Golf and Golf Professional for several ClubCorp multi-course operations including many years directing the golf operations at the Clubs of Kingwood, a five-course operation in Houston Texas. Preisler has been an active PGA of America Class A Member for over 20 years and an accomplished player who maintains a high profile image and reputation in the industry. He has successfully operated independent contractor golf merchandising operations at several properties along with other private business ventures.
Preisler has served on many PGA of America committees, is a two time winner of the Southern Texas PGA Private Club Merchandiser of the Year Award and a former Gulf Coast PGA Player of the Year. His golf shop has been named as one of America's Top 100 Golf Shops by Golf Shop Operations magazine. Preisler also served as a technical advisor and actor in the acclaimed golf movie, Tin Cup. His experience establishes substantial expertise in golf industry operations and management.
Larry Galloway is a partner in affiliates Duck Creek Golf LP and Serenoa Golf Club LP as well a golf industry consultant. Galloway is a thirty -eight year veteran of the golf industry with extensive expertise in golf operations and revenue enhancement. Mr. Galloway's career has included many years of Club Management at Private, Semi-Private and Daily Fee golf and country club properties. This experience led to Regional and National Management roles with ClubCorp where Galloway ultimately served as ClubCorp's Director of Golf Development. Following his 14 year career with ClubCorp, Galloway founded GolfRev, a golf revenue solution company prior to being part of the formative team for Century Golf Partners which operates under the Palmer Golf Management name.
As a partner at Palmer Golf, Mr. Galloway had responsibility for operation of all daily fee golf properties and strategic revenue initiatives for all clubs. Galloway's innovative revenue enhancement strategies and resulting programs led to strong revenue growth and expansion at Palmer Golf. As a result, Mr. Galloway is widely recognized as one of the top revenue strategist in the golf industry. Galloway left Palmer Golf in May 2012 with intent to pursue new golf course ownership opportunities and to provide industry consulting services. A graduate of Ohio State University where he played college golf, Galloway is a 28 year member of the PGA of America.
Office Manager / Controller
David Preisler - Oakhurst Golf Club
Jim Papa - Forest Creek Golf Club
Rob Crawford - Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Rob Crawford - H & H Ranch
Eddie Dey - WindRose Golf Club
Brent Hurt - Riverside Golf Club
Kevin Tracey - Oak Hill Golf Range
Brent Hurt - Blackhawk Golf Club
Kevin Paschall - Serenoa Golf Club
James Roberts - Duck Creek Golf Club
Jim Papa - Golf Course Maintenance
Rob Crawford - Food & Beverage
Cathy Belnap - Event Sales
George Guidry - Golf Instruction
Mike Brady / Jason Woller - Information Technology