Sales Team


Jason Gray
Sales Operations Manager
Send Email • (239) 229-5097

Jason joined Golf Ventures in December 2018 as the new Sales Operations Manager. Jason is a graduate of Florida State University and has over 25 years experience in the industry. 





Jeff Brown
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (239) 289-3576

Southern Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties

Jeff joined Golf Ventures November 2011 as territory manager for the Naples/Ft. Myers area. Jeff brings to Golf Ventures more than 20 years experience as a golf course superintendent. Jeff’s golf course management background, education and people skills make him a great addition to our Golf Ventures team of professionals.


Matt Horak

Matt Horak​
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (813) 541-0809

Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Polk Counties

Matt joined Golf Ventures in 2021 and brings with 15 years of experience in the turf industry. He is a certified Pesticide Applicator and is also certified in Golf Course Best Management Practices. Matt is a member of multiple GCSA chapters including Seven Rivers, West Coast, Suncoast, and Calusa. He is also a member of Florida Turfgrass Association and Turfgrass Producers of Florida. Matt has an A.A Degree from State College of Florida in Arts and Sciences and is currently pursuing his B.A. from Oregon State University in Agricultural Sciences. 



Dave Oliver, CGIA
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (772) 349-9953

Indian River to Monroe County

Dave joined the Golf Ventures in 2011 as irrigation sales manager and has transitioned into the T&O sales team and a territory manager. Dave is a former certified golf course superintendent with 35 years of experience in the golf industry. He is a member of FTGA, TCGCSA, PBGCSA and SFGCSA.



Mike Rowe
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (352) 240-4842

Alachua, Marion, Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Volusia, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties

Mike joined Golf Ventures as a territory manager in 2015. Mike brings with him 30 years experience in the golf course industry and was recipient of the Enviromental Stewardship Award from GCSAA. His experience includes golf course superintendent, regional manager with background in construction, renovation and maintenance. Mike is a member of the GCSAA, FGCSA, FTGA and SRGCSA.



Jeff Rampino
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email •  (407) 212-6206

Territory:Polk, Osceola, Orange

Jeff is certified in Turf Grass Management, as well as in Advanced Management. He has worked in the golf course industry since 1995, including positions as a golf course superintendent and in sales. He takes pride in solving agronomic issues and creating and supporting golf course maintenance programs that deliver better results at a lower cost.


Steven Antal

Steve Antal
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (561) 305-6005

Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade, Southern Palm Beach Counties

Steve has been dedicated to golf course maintenance since 1988.  He landed his first superintendent job at Ironwood Golf Club in 1994, and held the same positions at Pompano Beach and Okeeheelee Golf Courses.  In 2009, Steve made a successful transition to the sales side, where he has developed a reputation for supporting superintendents in the South Florida area.  He is member of Palm Beach and South Florida GCSA and holds an A.S. Degree from Florida Gateway College in Golf Course Operations



Matt Nieder​
T & O Territory Manager
Send Email • (863) 224-5387

Territory:Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Hardee, Desoto, and Lee counties.

Matt joined Golf Ventures in 2020 as a Territory Manager and brings a depth of knowledge from the golf and landscape sides of the industry. He joins Golf Ventures from Windsor Parke Golf Club in Jacksonville, Florida where he was the Golf Course Superintendent. Prior to that, he has had 25 years of experience in the golf and landscape industries in the Southwest and Central Florida region.



Scott Jones
International Sales Manager
Send Email • (561) 427-8994 

All International Markets

Scott joined Golf Ventures and formed a new international division of Golf Ventures, Inc. Scott has over 33 years’ experience in the international markets with emphasis on the Caribbean and Central America. Scott has organized, developed and grown international sales in these areas in the golf, turf, resort and commercial markets throughout his career. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity to Golf Ventures and is a member of the Caribbean Hotel Association.



    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Lakeland, Florida-based Golf Ventures, Inc., and Helena Chemical Company have updated their long-standing relationship to enhance further growth and development for both companies. Golf Ventures has transitioned from serving as Helena’s Florida Agent to being a Helena dealer.
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