Gregory P. Wolf, CCM, CCE, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer at Scioto Country Club, has been recognized as the 2022 KK&W Summit Executive Leader of the Year, honoring his storied career of Executive Leadership At A Higher Level. Wolf was joined by industry peers in early October during the 2022 KK&W Summit, hosted by The Country Club at Mirasol and The Club at Admirals Cove, to accept his award.
“We the Partners at KK&W were unanimous in our selection of Greg as our Executive Leader at a Higher Level. Greg has been incredibly additive to our great industry and has a remarkable track record of developing and lifting up the junior managers at his clubs and industry wide. This is a great recognition for a humble and highly deserving leader,” agreed Dick Kopplin, Kurt Kuebler, and Tom Wallace.
(From left to right: Kurt Kuebler, Tom Wallace, Greg Wolf, Terra Waldron, and Dick Kopplin)
Wolf is in his 19th year as the General Manager & COO of Scioto Country Club and has participated in six KK&W Summit events, collaborating with and learning from the brightest minds inside and outside of the private club industry. When asked about leadership, Wolf responded he believes integrity, followed closely by empathy, are two characteristics every leader should possess.
Prior to his 30-year career in Club Management, Wolf was a high school mathematics instructor and coach for 15 years. When reflecting on his leadership and mentoring style he shared…
“My past experience as a teacher always lends to helping those reach milestones in their life and career. I try to assist people when they need help but give them enough space to formulate their own path. I spend more time acknowledging positive attributes and use that growth as inspiration for overcoming challenges. I offer support in evaluating their processes to understand strengths and weaknesses, allowing for growth both personally and professionally.”
Wolf is a lifelong resident of Central Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University with a MA in Sports Administration. He is married, for over 40 years, to Kay, who is the Senior Vice-Provost at The Ohio State University. Together they have two adult married children. He enjoys watching college and professional sports and is an avid golfer.
Under Wolf’s leadership, Scioto Country Club hosted the 2016 U.S. Senior Open during its Centennial Year. In 2021, the club completed a restoration of its historic Donald Ross championship course. During his tenure at Scioto, the club has renovated or rebuilt all facilities with an outlay of $35 million in expenditures on these projects. Scioto is one of five Clubs in the United States to have hosted the five different major championships: U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, U.S. Amateur, and U.S. Senior Open and is where Jack Nicklaus learned the game of golf. While having a great golf heritage, Scioto is also a large family country club with nearly 1100 members.
Prior to Scioto Country Club, Wolf was the General Manager at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club for seven years and was the Assistant General Manager and later Club Manager at Muirfield Village Golf Club from 1992 – 1997.