Meet Our Team

Mike Rus, PGA General Manager

Mike Rus, PGA General Manager

Michael Rus has been a PGA member since 1994 with over 35 years of experience in golf club management. Mike began in the golf industry at the age of 13 when he started working at his local municipal course while growing up in New Mexico. He landed his first Head Golf Professional position immediately upon completing his education at Arizona State University. In 2009 he joined Touchstone Golf and has managed semi-private, public and resort facilities. Mike has a proven track record for creating operational efficiencies with improved financial performances at golf properties in Northern California, Colorado and Arizona. He is experienced in all aspects of golf operations management including golf business start-ups, food & beverage operations, course maintenance, membership services, indoor golf simulators, and golf course design. Mr. Rus is currently based in Chandler, AZ and is the Southwest Regional Manager for Touchstone Golf properties in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas.

PGA General Manager
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Phone: 480.963.3358
Andy Bower, PGA Head Golf Professional

Andy Bower, PGA Head Golf Professional

Andy Bower is currently the Head PGA Golf Professional at the San Marcos Golf Course in Chandler Arizona, with over 20 years of golfing experience. In 2014 Andy graduated from the Golf Academy in Chandler, AZ and became a PGA member in 2021. He is also a district director for the Southwest PGA, where he manages Junior Golf tournaments during the summer. Andy enlisted in the US Army in 1980 and retired in 2003 after serving 24 years. While serving as a military police officer, he was stationed all over the world during his tour of duties. He has been a lead escort for a US Presidential motorcade and a personal bodyguard for a general during Operation Iraq. Andy is married to Carolyn Jenkins-Bower and enjoys traveling, fishing, teaching (and playing) golf and spending time with family and friends.

PGA Head Golf Professional
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Phone: 775.720.8052
Steve Schyberg, PGA Golf Professional

Steve Schyberg, PGA Golf Professional

Steve Schyberg has been working at San Marcos since 2018 and has been a member of the PGA for over 25 years. He is also a Certified Fitter for both Ping and Titleist. Steve is originally from Upstate New York and relocated to Arizona in 1989. Since then, he has been the Head Golf Professional at many golf courses here in the Valley, including Orange Tree Golf Club, Ken McDonald Golf Course, Whirlwind Golf Club, and the Country Club at DC Ranch. Steve has been married to Terri Schyberg for over 30 years and they have two daughters, Erica and Victoria. He enjoys golfing, landscaping, and spending time with his family, friends, and four dogs.

PGA Golf Professional
Phone: 480.688.4233
Chris Zuiker, Assistant Head Golf Professional

Chris Zuiker, Assistant Head Golf Professional

Chris Zuiker is originally from Harvey, Illinois and graduated from Ferris State University where he earned his degree in Professional Golf Management and minored in marketing. In 2000, he became the Head Professional at Grayling Country Club in Texas and served as the golf coach at Kirtland Community College. Chris moved to Arizona in 2015 and opened "Comedy Off Main Street" in downtown Mesa, teaching and performing standup and improv comedy. In 2020, Chris returned to the golf industry and worked at Springfield Golf Resort, Sundland Springs Golf Course and Legend Trails. Chris has been married to his wife Donna for over 43 years and they have two children, Kate and Brad.

Assistant Head Golf Professional
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Phone: 480.367.1349
Nick Lacy, Group Events Coordinator

Nick Lacy, Group Events Coordinator

Originally from THE Ohio State, Nick Lacy worked for the United States Postal Service for 38 years as a Manager of Distribution Operations, Station Manager and Arbitrator before retiring in 2012. Upon retirement, he attended the Golf Academy in Chandler, AZ and received an Associate Degree in Applied Golf Course Management. Nick started working at San Marcos Golf Course in 2014 and the following year he helped bring the First Tee program to San Marcos. He is currently a Level II Site Coordinator and oversees the Player and Par Kids of about 60 participants. In 2017 he was promoted to Group Events Coordinator. Nick has the unique flair that make experiences unforgettable for each person involved in his events. Nick is married to his wife Vera and they have six children: Nicholas, Anita, Megan, Maria, Corey and JD, and seven grandchildren. They also have two adorable (and spoiled) pups named Eli and Bijou.

Group Events Coordinator
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Phone: 614.314.5644

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