GolfMeet the Staff

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Head Golf Professional

Ryan has had Class A PGA Membership since 2004. Ryan was a three time player of the year for the Arizona State PGM program and has won 4 different Midwest PGA Section golf events with the lowest winning round being a 7 under par 65. Additionally, Ryan has received the 2015 Callaway Golf National Club Fitter of the Year Award, the 2015 Midwest PGA Club Fitter of the Year Award, the 2014 Midwest PGA Jon E. Jacobson Award and the Midwest PGA Assistant Professional of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011.

In addition to his 5 years at Country Club of Leawood he has taught individual, group, and junior golf lessons at TPC Jasna Polana (Princeton, NJ), TPC Valencia (Valencia, CA), TPC Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) and Kansas City Country Club. The Country Club of Leawood Junior Golf Program has improved from 4 High School players in 2012 when he started to 12 High School Players in 2015! He also boasts having taught runner up finisher in the boys Missouri State Championship 2011 (Gordie Hamilton) as well as three female college golfers (Dartmouth, Rhodes College and Bowdoin) and two current male college golfers (Kansas State).
While not at the club Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife (Linsey) and three amazing children, Lily (7), Graeme (4) and Palmer (1).
 
 

Josh Thomas, Golf Course Superintendent

Josh got his start in the golf industry in 1998 and his passion for turf management led him to Missouri State University to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in agronomy/horticulture. He's been working as a golf course superintendent since 2005 and is a member of GCSAA as well as the HAGCSA superintendent associations.