James M Buyze

Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Head PGA Golf Professional, Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Courses
Adjunct Faculty, PGA of America Education Department
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


    • 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


  • 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


    Guest Lecture

Applied Research


    • Morningstar Golfers Club (Mukwanago, WI)



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


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