Professional Staff

Scott-YatesScott Yates – Head Golf Professional

Scott Yates is a 20-year PGA Member. A Michigan native who moved to Florida for the sunshine and all-year golfing weather, Scott continues to compete in local PGA Section events.

Scott’s focus at Big Cypress Golf Club is to offer our Members the highest level of service that is expected from the finest golf country clubs. His teaching style is tailored to the individual needs of each golfer with emphasis on keeping the game fun.

When not running our Golf Shop, Scott also serves as Golf Coach for perennial power Windermere Preparatory School and the North Florida Section PGA Growth of the Game Committee.


Gary-NewcombGary Newcomb – Golf Course Superintendent

Gary Newcomb is GCSAA certified and holds an Associate of Science Degree in Golf Course Operations from Lake City Community College. Gary is a Florida native with three year’s turf grass experience in Virginia. His focus is maintaining high-level playing conditions while staying committed to long term sustainability.

When not working alongside his crew, Gary can be seen at the range working on his game or doing a quick turf test playing nine holes before calling it a day.