Serving since 2019
I am originally from Chicago. I am an avid sports fan and love the Cubs, Blackhawks and of course my Jayhawks. I wanted to expand my horizons after high school and decided to leave the state of Illinois and attend the University of Kansas. After college I joined the banking world for about 5 years then left and took a financial job for about 2-3 years. I decided to join Lionsgate Golf Club due to my passion for golf. If I am not with my wife or dog during my free time, you will find me at the range working on my laughable slice or playing a round of golf.
Robert Russell, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2015
Robert joined the Nicklaus team in January 2016, since then he has completed the PGM Program and is a Class A PGA Professional! Robert attended the Kansas City Kansas Community College where he won the National Jr. College Championship. He then went on to UMKC where he was a 2-time All-American. He played professionally for 10 years, and played in the 1999 U.S. Open. As a member of the Midwest Section PGA, Robert was the leading money-earner in 2015. He has been the Midwest Section PGA Player of the year for the last 2 years (2017 and 2018), playing in the last years Watson Challenge. As Head Golf Professional, Robert oversees and is directly involved in all aspects of the golf operations, he resides in Overland Park and has been married for 17 years to his wife Tara. They have two children, Lauren and Rhett.
Serving since 2001
Fayette was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and spent most of her childhood growing up in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky and managed a Hallmark shop until leaving Lexington. She married Dave in 2001, moved to Overland Park and began working at Nicklaus in August of 2001. During her tenure she has held several positions, front desk admin assistant, golf shop merchandiser and landing in the business office in 2005. Aside from her everyday duties, during the summer she supports the Dolphins swim team on behalf of the Club. The NGC Dolphins is run exclusively by the parents, as the Club liaison, Fayette helps to facilitate communication, swim events, swim meets and general support to the coaches and parents. .Fayette and Dave reside in Overland Park with their two teenagers, Katie and Nick.