Professional Staff

Allen Tener – Golf Shop Manager

Allen is a rare kind … a true Floridian, born and raised in Lakeland, Fla. Happily married to his high school sweetheart, he enjoys spending time with his three children.

Allen joined Blair Group’s team starting in the Big Cypress Pro Shop at Cypress Lakes back in August, 1998. Working here and serving the residents has always been a strong focus of Allen’s. He believes in providing stellar customer service; always striving to display a positive attitude.

“The people of Big Cypress have become my family, and I have enjoyed forming meaningful friendships and relationships through the years.”

When he’s not working or out on the links, you can most likely find Allen standing around a lake with a fishing pole in his hand, waiting for a bass to bite.


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.