Meet our Executive Team


Sean Warner


Sean is the Founder for the Gator Junior Golf Association, beginning in March 2016.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters of Accounting degree.  He has taught junior golf for over five years, and has extensive competitive experience.  Originally from enemy territory in Athens, GA, Gator fans need not worry.  Sean is a lifelong Gator, and loves cheering on the Orange and Blue every fall in The Swamp.

Board of Directors


John Stevens




Dr. Bob Yezierski, Ph.D.

Dr. Bob recently retired from the University of Florida after a 35 year career in academics. He has been living in Gainesville since 2001 and a member of the Gainesville Country Club since 2002. His interest in golf started at the age of 15 and is excited to become part of a program dedicated to growing the game and exposing young kids to a wide assortment of life skills as well as golf skills that can be learned by participating in a program dedicated to the game of golf.

John Reger, PGA

John has an extensive background in all areas of the golf industry. As a 34-year member of the PGA of America, John has fulfilled a variety of roles including golf professional, tournament announcer, golf course owner, association officer, tournament player, broadcaster, consultant, golf manufacturer, promoter, golf writer, golf course developer and student of the game. John also conducts the PGA Junior League Golf in Gainesville and Ocala.



Ty Rucarean

Ty is a touring professional and former University of Florida golf team member. Through over decade of learning from multiple world renowned swing teachers, Ty has developed his own dynamic and focused approach to teaching that can be tailored for any type of player. Fluent in the latest technology, innovation, trends, and analytics Ty gives tour level instruction and high school/college preparation at Baller Golf Academy locally here in Gainesville, FL. For inquiries on Ty’s golf academy, please visit his website below. 

Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon is the former manager of West End Golf Club and is currently a real estate agent in Gainesville, FL.