Austin Wright is the grounds complex and equipment manager at Sand Valley Resort in Rome, Wisc. He attended Kansas State University and the Washburn Institute of Technology. Wright started his career on the turf side working as an assistant superintendent at Lawrence County Club then worked with Professional Turf Products, the Toro Distributor in the Kansas City area. He wanted to get back on the golf course and worked at the Country Club of Leawood in Leawood, Kan. as their equipment manager.
In 2016, Wright and his family moved to Rome, Wisc. where he started as the equipment manager, helping build Sand Valley Golf Resort. After opening three courses at Sand Valley, Wright has now taken on more responsibility as the grounds complex and equipment manager. Wright has also been working with the Wisconsin GCSAA chapter building the Equipment Manager Program.