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James J. Larner

James Larner is President of SGMI and is responsible for start-up operations and management.

Jim has a wealth of experience in the maintenance and construction of new golf courses.

He has over twenty-nine years of experience in the golf course industry, involved with some of the finest golf courses in Florida.

From 1990 to 1995, Jim supervised the construction, grow-in, and maintenance of Lely Resort Golf & Country Club. Lely is a 54-hole project in Naples, Florida. Jim was responsible for the construction, grow-in, and maintenance of Black Diamond Golf & Country Club, the #1 rated course in Florida and ranked as the Best New Private Course in the Country by Golf Course Digest Magazine in 1988.

Prior to 1987, Jim was involved in the construction and grow-in of The Lakes Course at Palm Aire, Sarasota, and served as Head and Assistant Superintendent for ten years.

Jim has served as President of the Suncoast Golf Course Superintendents Association for two terms, 1985-1987, and he served as Secretary Treasurer 1984-1985. Jim currently holds a Class "A" Status with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, Florida Turfgrass Association, and Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Jim's specialized training has been in all aspects of golf course management, with emphasis on construction, grow-in, maintenance, owner, member & guest satisfaction. He resides on Marco Island, Florida with his wife Terri, and their two children.


Terrill LaGree is Vice President of SGMI, responsible for the daily operation of administration, design and construction resources.

Terrill A. LaGree

Terrill has over twenty-one years of senior executive experience in golf operation, construction, management, marketing, and sales.

In 1985, Terrill assumed duties for the planning and construction of Black Diamond Ranch, the #1 rated course in the State of Florida; also voted the #1 New Private Golf Course in America by Golf Digest Magazine in 1988. Terrill served as Vice President and General Manager of Black Diamond for over eight years.

In 1979, Terrill moved to Florida and assumed the duties as Director of Planning for the FPA Corporation in Pompano Beach, Florida. Florida Palm-Aire developed high-end residential country club communities in Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Sarasota, Florida.

Terrill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Landscape Architecture and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Florida. He and his wife, Helen, have been married for twenty-six years and reside at Black Diamond in Lecanto, Florida. (back)


James W. Carman

James Carman serves as Secretary, Treasurer and the Chief Financial Officer of SGMI.

Jim has a total of twenty-two years experience in Real Estate Development, Golf Course Management and the related areas of financial responsibility.

Currently Jim is working as a Financial Advisor exclusively for SGMI.

Working with SGMI on a daily basis, Jim brings with him the financial expertise, as well as the years of golf course management experience necessary to advise both SGMI and our clients.

In 1988 Jim joined Black Diamond Ranch as the Corporate Comptroller. Since that affiliation his duties have included all aspects of financial responsibility for numerous restaurants, a marina, cable television operations and a myriad of homeowner associations. Jim has served as Vice President and General Manager for Black Diamond Ranch and it's affiliated companies since 1996.

Jim attended both Texas A&M University and Marshall University and holds a Bachelors Of Business Administration Degree in accounting. He resides at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida with his wife Brenda, daughter Erin and son Will.

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