Staff Information

Clay McKinley - Golf Course Superintendent

Clay was born in Colorado and grew up in the small town of Parachute, Colorado, where he discovered his passion for the Golf Course Industry working summers at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course.

After deciding to attend turf school at Penn State, he embarked on an educational journey that took him to multiple top 100 Clubs. His first career stop kept him close to home as a Crew Foreman at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. He left there to travel, taking positions at Augusta National as an intern, back to Colorado (Castle Pines GC) and then to Wyoming (Old Baldy) for Assistant positions, then off to Superintendent positions in New Mexico (Las Campanas), Arizona (Pueblo del Sol), Nebraska( Cross Creek) and back to Colorado (Cornerstone Club), before landing at Kearney Country Club in March of 2020. He grew as a leader and manager at each stop gaining vital experience in different climate types, turf types and while overseeing multiple renovation projects. He has achieved his Class A status with GCSAA and is currently pursuing certification. He is proud to lead the Turf Care team as your Golf Course Superintendent.

He and his wife Lori have four children; Haidyn, Steele, Coy and Marley. He spends his free time with his family on the golf course or out fishing, hiking, camping, hunting or at the various sporting events that his kids are involved in. They are excited to call Nebraska home for many years to come.

Jami Swift - General Manager
Originally from Kearney, KCC is where Jami learned to swim to golf! After graduating from Kearney High School, Jami attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she was on the women’s golf team. It was during this time that Jami realized everything she wanted to do, career wise, was in the golf industry. Jami transferred to the University of Nebraska Lincoln where she majored in PGA Professional Golf Management. She finished her internships at Omaha Country Club where she stayed as a Golf Professional for 6 years. Jami joined the team as General Manager of Kearney Country Club in September of 2019!
Jami and her husband Keith have two sons, Kamden and Greyson. Both are glad to be back home where their boys can grow up with both sets of grandparents and other family nearby! 
Sheyenne Kiesel - Food and Beverage Manager

Born and raised in Wilbur, NE, Sheyenne attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and majored in Communications. While there, Sheyenne worked as a bartender/server for Kearney Country Club. After traveling abroad for an internship, Sheyenne returned to work at the club. She graduated in December of 2019 and became the club’s Food and Beverage Manager! 

About Us

Kearney Country Club aims to provide a superior golf, social and food & beverage experience through excellent service, course conditions, and a family friendly atmosphere.

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