Meet the Golf Staff

Robert Russell

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 913.402.1001 ext: 4956
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Robert joined the Nicklaus team in January 2016, since then he has completed the PGM Program and is a Class A PGA Professional! Robert attended the Kansas City Kansas Community College where he won the National Jr. College Championship.  He then went on to UMKC where he was a 2-time All-American.  He played professionally for 10 years, and played in the 1999 U.S. Open. As a member of the Midwest Section PGA, Robert was the leading money-earner in 2015.  He has been the Midwest Section PGA Player of the year for the last 2 years (2017 and 2018), playing in the last years Watson Challenge.  As Head Golf Professional, Robert oversees and is directly involved in all aspects of the golf operations, he resides in Overland Park and has been married for 17 years to his wife Tara.  They have two children, Lauren and Rhett.

Skyler Arbuckle

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 913.402.1001
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Skyler previously worked at Fred Arbanas Golf Course (Longview) for 7 seasons. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in marketing, management, and human resource. Skyler looks to continue his education, and is starting the PGA’s PGM Program.  Hailing from Lee’s Summit, Skyler is looking forward to the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of golfers. He was a three-sport athlete growing up before switching to golf full-time. He played golf in high school and while in college at Central Missouri and Missouri Southern. Skyler is involved in Junior Golf Programming, PeeWee Golf, Couples Golf, Lady Bug, as well as other golf related operations.