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January 2014

Scottsdale Golf Group selects Ken Kavanaugh for driving range redesign for Orange Tree Golf Club

Orange Tree Golf Club has an established reputation as an ideal practice facility. The main driving range will be remarkably improved this coming summer, lengthened and enlarged tee area to 2 ½ times the current size. This will create one of the largest driving range turf areas in Arizona and ensure perfect turf conditions at all times in the grass hitting stations all year. When finished in time for fall, Orange Tree Golf Club will provide the setting for a state of the art and comprehensive practice facility with a multi-station driving range, 3 large putting and a chipping green where every conceivable golf shot can be attempted and mastered.

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January 2014

Scottsdale Golf Group acquired Legend Trail Golf Club

Scottsdale Golf Group, owner & operator of 6 valley golf courses and a private course, River Crossing, in the Hill Country near San Antonio, TX, purchease Legend Trail Golf Club, a Rees Jones designed masterpierce. "Scottsdale Golf Group has been the Managing Partner of Legend Trail Golf Club for the past 9 years. Our decision to buy our partners out is a strategic move and part of our golf course acquistion strategy in the greater Phoenix area", said Shelby Futch, SGG CEO

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November 25, 2013

Shelby Futch inducted to the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Shelby Futch grew up in West Texas and prior to establishing the Scottsdale Golf Group, played on numerous tours including the Far Eastern, the South American and several U.S. tour events. Futch also won the Illinois PGA Championship in the 1970’s and has owned and operatedseveral golf course properties within the Valley and across the country, as well as a chain of golf retail stores and a successful golf club fitting and manufacturing company.

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September 10, 2007

Shelby Futch on CNBC's On the Money
Shelby Futch, Founder and CEO of Scottsdale Golf Group and John Jacobs’ Golf Schools, was recently interviewed by Mike Hegedus from CNBC’s On The Money. Watch for the segment during the Monday, 9/10 airing of the show. But in the meantime, check out Mike’s blog to read what he had to say about his time with Shelby.


August 9, 2007

Futch named new SCC coach
Bill Huffman, For the Tribune
When Scottsdale Community College athletic director Art Becker advertised for a golf coach to guide his defending National Junior College Athletic Association champs, never in his wildest dreams did he think he would end up hiring a former PGA Tour player who is listed among the top golf teachers in the world — as well as a highly successful CEO to boot.

“I was very, very surprised, mainly because I know who he is and what he does in the golf world — not only here in Scottsdale but across the nation,’’ said Becker, who told the Tribune on Wednesday he has hired Shelby Futch to coach the Artichokes.

Why would Futch, who is an original member of Golf Digest Schools and at one time ranked among the top 25 instructors in the country, want to take on a juco golf program, albeit a very successful one?

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