Gator Junior Golf Administration

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Sean Warner, President

Sean is the founding member of 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.

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John Stevens, Chairman of the Board

Lead Instructor: Pee-Wee, Beginner

John Stevens is a staple in the Gainesville community. With six decades of experience in golf instruction, Stevens has taught hundreds of children and adults of all skill levels. He has a degree in chemical engineering, computer science, and is a venture capitalist and strategic investor in Gainesville. He has taught numerous courses in physics, engineering, and chemistry at multiple institutions in several states, and currently is a director at the Quarterback Club at UF.

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Max Meier, Director of Operations, Junior Golf Coordinator

Beginner and Intermediate Coordinator

Max studied Informations Systems at the University of Florida. He has been playing golf for nearly ten years and served as the Junior Golf Coordinator for the Junior Golf Foundation of America in Palm Beach, FL from 2015-2017. He also served as Director of Operations for Golf Professional Services in West Palm Beach, FL, where he worked extensively with PGA professionals with decades of experience. He worked under Donna H. White, a UF Hall of Fame Gator golfer and award-winning LPGA professional.


Vittoria Giles,  Director of Accounting    Torri is a fourth year graduate accounting student at UF. She has been playing golf for many years and also teaches with the GJGA.

Vittoria Giles, Director of Accounting

Torri is a fourth year graduate accounting student at UF. She has been playing golf for many years and also teaches with the GJGA.

Bobby Estrada,  Operations Supervisor      Pee-Wee Coordinator    Bobby has received his Bachelors Degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and Golf Management Degree from Golf Academy of America - Orlando. Bobby has been involved in the golf business for nearly 5 years, spanning from his experience working at PGA golf course Orange County National or his time with Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Because he is a Florida State fan, he is always up for some smack talk between the Gators and Seminoles!

Bobby Estrada, Operations Supervisor

Pee-Wee Coordinator

Bobby has received his Bachelors Degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and Golf Management Degree from Golf Academy of America - Orlando. Bobby has been involved in the golf business for nearly 5 years, spanning from his experience working at PGA golf course Orange County National or his time with Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Because he is a Florida State fan, he is always up for some smack talk between the Gators and Seminoles!

Jack Braverman,  Operations Supervisor      Instructor: Beginner, Pee-Wee    Jack studies Business and Journalism at the University of Florida. He originally worked with Max at the Junior Golf Foundation of America in Palm Beach, FL, where he mentored under several PGA professionals.

Jack Braverman, Operations Supervisor

Instructor: Beginner, Pee-Wee

Jack studies Business and Journalism at the University of Florida. He originally worked with Max at the Junior Golf Foundation of America in Palm Beach, FL, where he mentored under several PGA professionals.


Teaching Staff

Bob Geambazi, PGA    Class A PGA Professional at Gainesville Country Club    Playing 2 Coordinator

Bob Geambazi, PGA

Class A PGA Professional at Gainesville Country Club

Playing 2 Coordinator

Greg Betz, PGA Apprentice    Head Professional at Gainesville Country Club    Playing 1 Coordinator

Greg Betz, PGA Apprentice

Head Professional at Gainesville Country Club

Playing 1 Coordinator

Eric Thomas, PGA Apprentice    Head Professional at Ironwood Golf Course    Lead Instructor: Beginner

Eric Thomas, PGA Apprentice

Head Professional at Ironwood Golf Course

Lead Instructor: Beginner

Lewis Richardson    Scholarship Program Instructor

Lewis Richardson

Scholarship Program Instructor

Tom Batten    Instructor: Beginner

Tom Batten

Instructor: Beginner

Kyle Eller    Instructor: Pee-Wee

Kyle Eller

Instructor: Pee-Wee

Steve Sauls    Instructor: Beginner, Intermediate

Steve Sauls

Instructor: Beginner, Intermediate

Amica Lertkit    Instructor: Pee-Wee, Beginner, Intermediate

Amica Lertkit

Instructor: Pee-Wee, Beginner, Intermediate

Rica Tse,  Teaching Professional     Lead Instructor: Beginner

Rica Tse, Teaching Professional

Lead Instructor: Beginner

Stuart Menzies    Scholarship Program Instructor

Stuart Menzies

Scholarship Program Instructor