Meet the Team
Meet some of the people who make it possible.
Serving since 1989
Jim moved to Scottsdale from Colorado in 1988 and joined the team at Gainey Ranch Golf Club. A 25 year PGA member and past President of the Southwest Section PGA he has held positions of Head Professional, Director of golf and currently General Manager. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and loves the outdoors. He has a passion for charity fundraising and giving back to the community.
Serving since 2014
Kurt has been the Membership Director at our sister property, Indian Wells Country Club, in Indian Wells California for the last 4 years. He has been at multiple clubs in the Desert including Rancho La Quinta Country Club and Andalusia Country Club and is an avid golfer. Kurt is a graduate of ASU where he was a starting pitcher for the Sun Devils and went on to play in the Cincinnati Reds organization for 4 years. Kurt has many connections/relationships in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area and is excited to move back to what he calls home. Kurt’s wife Anna, works for PGA West as a membership director. Their son Kole, will be attending ASU. Kurt's first day will be September 25th and we hope you give him a warm welcome into the Gainey Family.
Andy Morris, PGA
Director of Golf
Serving since 2020
Andy graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Management Information Systems in 2000. After working as a database management consultant for a variety of Fortune 100 clients, Andy left to follow his passion and purse a career in golf. Andy's golf career has included stops at Lake Las Vegas, East Hampton Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, and Mirabel. He is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and is also a TPI certified instructor.
Director of Agronomy
Serving since 2019
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland Jason moved to Phoenix in 2010. He studied Turf and Golf Course Management at the University of Maryland. After college Jason gained valuable knowledge working at several private clubs around the country that hosted professional events including the 2006 United States Open. In his spare time Jason enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and kids.
Ryan Wingate, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2022
Ryan is a Southern California native and graduate of the PGA Professional Golf Management program at Arizona State University’s W.P Carey School of Business. Following a few years in the investment banking world, he redirected his energy to a career in the golf industry. Having worked at several Arizona golf clubs (Raven Phoenix, Mountain Shadows, Mesa CC, Whisper Rock GC, Torreon GC and Ancala CC) and coaching at both the collegiate and high school levels, Ryan enjoys creating memorable golf experiences and sharing his passion for the game with others.
Director of Food & Beverage
Serving since 2022
On a professional level, Eddy has been in the Food & Beverage and Hotel Industry for over twenty years across different continents, with over a decade spent in ownership, operations and management. In that time, he has worked with several high-end hotel groups such as the Starwood Group (W Hotel), the Thompson Group (Roosevelt Hotel), and the Hyatt Group in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. On a more personal note, Eddy is an avid snowboarder and enjoys skiing, hiking, and playing golf in his free time. When it comes to family, he frequently travels and enjoys local staycations and is looking forward to exploring more of Arizona and all it has to offer.