Stephen Tucker began his career in the golf industry at 15 years old playing competitive golf at Suwannee High School and in numerous U.S. Open and Nike tour qualifiers. Following graduation, he worked on golf course grounds crews in the local area before enrolling in Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College) in 1998, where he graduated with two scholarships in turf equipment management. Tucker started in his first equipment manager’s position at age 21, and over the years, he has continued to advance before reaching his current position managing the equipment operations at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Fla.
During Tucker’s career, he has written and been featured in articles for Golf Course Management magazine, Golf Course Industry magazine and the USGA’s Green Section. In 2006, he and a few of his colleagues around the world started the International Golf Course Equipment Manager’s Association (IGCEMA), where he served as president and chief executive officer. He has put on seminars at the Golf Industry Show and also in South Africa, Costa Rica, Canada and Europe over the last eight years and serves on the Florida Gateway College advisory committee. Beginning in 2010, Stephen started consulting at golf courses around the U.S and Canada. He as been married for 16 years and has two daughters, ages 10 and 7. In his spare time, he likes to work on website development projects, build computers, and play golf. He also owns an industry e-commerce website Turf Addict.