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Executive Director

Sean Warner

Sean is the Founding Executive Director for Gator Junior Golf Association, beginning in March 2016.  He is currently a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Accounting degree at the University of Florida.  He has taught junior golf for over three 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



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 conducts the PGA Junior League Golf in Gainesville and Ocala. For inquiries on John's professional golf instruction, please visit his website below.


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.

Brett Harris

Brett has been an avid golfer since he was 8 years old. The opportunity to be involved with the community and help introduce children to golf are two things that have always been important to him and when he found a way to overlap the two it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. He is a realtor by trade but enjoys time with his wife and dog outside, watching college football, and of course spending time working on his golf game!


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

General Manager of West End Golf Club