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Jim Butler, MBA, PGA

Adjunct Faculty, PGA Golf Management Program
Phone: Contact Mike Padilla at (239) 590-7719

Originally from Michigan, Jim has nearly 25 years of country club experience. He began his career as a seasonal employee, steadily moving through the golf ranks and into the management ranks. Jim has a wealth of experience in golf course renovations, new golf course construction, clubhouse renovations, membership recruitment, fitness construction and development, tennis development, food and beverage operations, human resource management, and staff development.  Jim is the President/Chief Operating Officer for Grey Oaks Country Club and community.  Grey Oaks is a Platinum Club of America and has won numerous local and national awards for Clubs and Communities.  Grey Oaks has nearly 300 staff members at peak season including 50 H2B visa employees. 

Additionally, Jim is a PGA Class A golf professional, a Certified Club Manager with the Club Managers Association of America, a Golf Course Superintendent member and holds a Florida Community Association Manager license. Married to wife Ruby and the father of two children, Brittany and Robert Bradley, his education includes a B.S. degree in chemistry and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University with a real estate development and finance emphasis.

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