Justin Henry — Director of Guest Operations and Head Pro
Learn more about Justin below:
I was born in Kearney, Nebraska in November of 1989. I grew up and attended school in Cozad, Nebraska where I am still residing today. I went to college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where I graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management and a minor in leadership and communications. This will be my third year working at Wild Horse as a PGA Professional. While in college I interned at several courses throughout the summer months. Some of which include; here at Wild Horse, Meadowlark Hills in Kearney, Nebraska, Firethorn in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lake Maloney in North Platte, Nebraska. After graduating college, I took a Head Professional job in Woodward, Oklahoma at Boiling Springs Golf Club. I was there for a little over a year before deciding to move back home to be closer to my family. I then found myself working for the Cozad Community Hospital for three years, until this amazing opportunity of getting back in the golf industry came about. I am blessed with having three beautiful boys, Emerson (9), Parker (6), and Braxton (3). Tylyn and I also have another son on the way in March. My family means everything to me, and I would not be where I am today or who I am today if it wasn’t for their unending support and love. I am forever grateful for everything they do.
Some of my duties and responsibilities as the Head Golf Professional at Wild Horse include, assisting in the supervision of the clubhouse staff and cart kids. I also help in the day to day performance of the golf course such as setting up and checking in tee times, keeping pace of play, all proshop and food and beverage operations, etc. I assist with all aspects of tournament operations such as the set up, handicapping, scoring, flighting, and so forth. Throughout the year I’m in control of the maintenance of our golf cart fleet. I am responsible for the proshop merchandise inventory and help with the displays and restocking of our shop itself. I also run both Monday and Thursday night men’s leagues, as well as Tuesday night ladies leagues. Additionally to that, I oversee and teach a junior clinic in the summers, and also give individual and group lessons to both adults and children throughout the year.
I am truly blessed to be able to have the opportunity to be associated with this “one of a kind” golf course. When I say “one of a kind” course I’m not just talking about the beautifully intelligent layout or the overall shape of the course each year, but also the amazing staff I get to work with everyday, the members and guests I get to be meet and be around, and the outstanding overall bond the entire Gothenburg community has as a whole. I look forward to continue to help Wild Horse grow and succeed for many years to come. I truly love the game of golf. It has been a part of my entire life, and I cannot wait to continue to do my part in growing this game whether it is people learning, like my own children or people that have played for several years.