Howard Samb

GEM Lecturer, UW-Stout Womens Golf Coach, PGA Class A Golf Professional

Office: 447 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-3501


Courses Taught

GEM 101 - Introduction to Golf Enterprise Management
GEM 201 - Principles of Golf Enterprise Management
GEM 301 - Customer Marketing and Retention

GEM 349 - Co-op
GEM 449 - Co-op

Experience in the Golf Industry

I have spent my entire life in the golf industry starting as a general manager of a 325 member country club south of Minneapolis Minnesota. I turned professional and then served as the general manager/PGA Golf Professional at three golf clubs over the last 25 years. Two of these clubs were public facilities and the other was private. I was golf course and clubhouse construction supervisor in the construction of the two public golf courses. In this role I supervised the operation from construction of the golf course and clubhouse to opening day, and then assumed the role of general manager/ golf professional at both facilities. I worked closely with Golf Course Architect Garrett Gill on the design, playability and maintainability on both projects. Golf Digest awarded 4.5 Star awards to both facilities. I have also worked for the Titleist Golf Company as their custom club fitting specialist in the Twin Cities area.