James M Buyze

Associate Lecturer
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management

Office: 455 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-2137
Email: buyzej@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Over 20 years golf industry experience in private clubs, resorts, and public course operations. Much of my experience is in the corporate arena with facilities such as Marriott's Orlando World Center, Geneva National Golf Club (ANVAN Property in Lake Geneva, WI), Grand Geneva Resort and Spa (Marcus Corp property in Lake Geneva, WI), and Wild Mill LLC (Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Courses in Eau Claire, WI) Currently working as PGA Professional at Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Courses

Education

    • MBA Business Administration
    • University of Phoenix
    • Milwaukee, WI, 2005
    • BA Marketing
    • Ferris State University
    • Big Rapids, MI, 1991
    • PGA Business
    • PGA Business School II and III
    • West Palm Beach, FL, 1991
    • AS Science
    • Parkland College
    • Champaign, IL, 1986

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Administrator for the Player Ability Test: PGA of America
  • Licensed Bartender:
  • Serve Safe Certified Food Handler:
  • PGA of America:

Courses Taught

  • BURTL-127 Basic Merchandising
  • GEM-101 Intro To Golf Enterprise Mgmt
  • GEM-301 Customer Marketing

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • January 2008 - Present
    • PGA of America Education Department
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • January 1997 - Present

Industry

  • Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Courses
    • Head PGA Golf Professional
    • 2005 - Present
  • Lexxon Networks/Global Enterprise Technologies
    • Vice President, Business Development
    • 1999 - 2005
  • Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
    • Head PGA Professional
    • 1994 - 1999
  • Geneva National Golf Club, Trevino Course
    • Head PGA Professional
    • 1991 - 1994

Presentations

    Guest Lecture

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Morningstar Golfers Club (Mukwanago, WI).
      • (2002)

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Member, UW Stout GEM Advisory Board (2008 - Present)

Community

  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement (2007 - Present)
  • Founder, Golf for Education (2005 - Present)
  • Founder, Geneva Lakes Junior Golf Fund (1992 - Present)