Pro Bios


Gregory R. Bisconti, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Greg grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York, in a golfing family, which is how his love of the game began. He currently resides in South Salem, New York with his wife, Ursula, and their two children, Kevin and Emily.

Greg has been a golf professional at Saint Andrew’s since 1999 when he began as a young assistant to Charlie Hicks, the club’s longtime Head Professional. In 2014, Greg ascended to the Head Professional position where his years of experience and leadership have kept Saint Andrew’s at the forefront of great golf clubs in the Metropolitan region.

Greg was a standout junior golfer in the Metropolitan area winning many junior tournaments including the coveted MGA Junior Championship, the oldest junior tournament in the country. He continued his playing success at St. John’s University where he lettered all four years and picked up three victories in his senior year. Greg’s professional playing career has followed the same path as he has won numerous Metropolitan championships and remained one of the section’s top players for the last two decades. While at Saint Andrew’s, Greg has played in three PGA Championships and in 2009 he made the cut at the PGA Championship, at Hazeltine National Golf Club, and was named the Low PGA Club Professional for the Championship.

Greg’s utilizes his wide array of experiences and dedication to the membership to provide a world class golf experience for our members, their families and their guests.

Accomplishments

  • PGA Member since 2002
  • Turned Professional 1995
  • St. John’s University B.S.-Finance ‘94
  • Archbishop Stepinac High School ‘90
  • PGA Awards
  • 2013 Metropolitan PGA Patriot Award Recipient
  • 2012 Metropolitan PGA President’s Plaque Award Recipient (Player Development)
  • 2011 Metropolitan PGA Assistant Professional of the Year
  • 2009 Metropolitan PGA Player of the Year
  • Metropolitan PGA Assistant Player of the Year (’99,’01,’07,’08,’09,'12, ‘13)
  • PGA President’s Council for Growing the Game
Professional Playing Accomplishments
  • 2019 Met PGA Pro-President Champion
  • 2017 Metropolitan PGA Senior-Junior Champion
  • 2013 Westchester PGA Champion
  • 2012 Metropolitan PGA Team Champion (with Scott Ford)
  • 2011 Westchester Open Champion
  • Made the cut & was Low PGA Club Professional @ the 2009 PGA Championship
  • Qualified for the 91st PGA Championship @ Hazeltine National G.C.
  • Qualified for the 89th PGA Championship @ Southern Hills C.C.
  • Qualified for the 88th PGA Championship @ Medinah C.C.
  • 2009 Treiber Memorial Champion
  • 2008 Five Towns Charity Classic Champion
  • 2007 & 2011 Met PGA Professional Champion
  • 2007 Hampshire Invitational Champion
  • 2000 Met PGA Assistant’s Champion

Ambry Bishop, PGA

Assistant Golf Professional

Ambry has been playing the game of golf since before she could remember. She grew up in Franklin, Indiana where her father is the PGA Director of Golf at the Legends Golf Club. Each of her family members plays an instrumental role at The Legends. In addition to her father, her mother is the Food and Beverage Manager, her sister is the Director of Membership/Events and her brother-in law is an Assistant General Manager. Ambry grew up in the golf business and continues her passion today as a PGA Assistant Golf Professional and as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at St. John’s University. She currently resides in Rye, New York.

Ambry played collegiate golf and graduated from Indiana University where she was a four-year letter winner on the women’s golf team. After graduating from Indiana University, she decided to begin her golf career in New York. In 2004, Ambry became the Head Women’s Golf Coach at St. John’s University and also worked as a Tournament Administrator for the Metropolitan PGA Section Office. In her first season as Head Coach, her team won the Big East Championship and she was honored as the Big East Coach of the year. Today, she continues to lead successful teams but perhaps more important, she continues to coach great student-athletes. Ambry brings a wealth of experience, a strong playing and coaching background and is a proven leader amongst her PGA peers. These attributes help Ambry offer an unparalleled golf experience to our membership, their families and their guests.

Accomplishments

  • PGA Membership, 2010
  • Indiana University 2004 B.S. Sports Management
  • PGA of America National Junior Golf Committee 2010 – 2012
  • PGA of America National Player Development Committee 2012 – 2014
  • Metropolitan PGA Junior Golf Committee 2012 - current
  • Metropolitan PGA Presidents Plaque (Player Development) 2012
  • T-8th, Women’s Met Open, 2009
  • Big East Coach of the Year, 2004
  • Champion, Indiana Women’s State Match Play, 2003
  • Champion, Indianapolis Women’s City Championship, 2002
  • Runner-Up, Indiana Women’s Open, 2002
  • Runner-Up, University of Michigan Wolverine Invitational, 2002
  • Runner-Up, Big Ten Women’s Team Championship, 2001 & 2004

Mitch Gray, PGA

Assistant Golf Professional

Mitch was born in central Michigan and has been around the game of golf his entire life. He learned the game from his dad and older brother, who is also a PGA Professional. He played four years of collegiate golf at Campbell University, where he served as Team Captain his senior season. He also earned honors such as the 2012 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a two-time GCAA Division 1 All-American Scholar. He helped lead the team to eight victories during his career, including the 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. After graduating in 2012, Mitch turned professional and played on several mini-tours along the east coast, winning multiple tournaments throughout the following three years.

In 2015, Mitch decided to make a transition in his career and came to the New York area to continue pursuing his passion for golf as an assistant professional at Pelham Country Club. He continued to grow as a teacher and professional during his five seasons at Pelham, including becoming a Class A PGA Professional in 2018. Some of his certifications include the Titleist Performance Institute, SuperSpeed Golf, and the USGA Rules of Golf. Mitch has also spent several winter seasons in Florida working on the golf staff at Jupiter Hills Club and Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club. He loves to compete in tournaments and continually strives to be one of the best players in the Metropolitan PGA Section. With his passion for teaching, playing, and the game of golf in general, Mitch looks forward to bringing an exceptional golf experience to the membership, their families and their guests.

Accomplishments

  • PGA Class A Membership, 2018
  • Campbell University BBA, 2012
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certification
  • US Kids Golf Certified Coach
  • 2019 USGA Rules of Golf Advanced Certification
  • 2019 PGA Professional National Championship participant
  • 2019 Westchester PGA, T-5
  • Qualified for 2018 US Open Sectional Qualifying
  • Shot career low 62 at 2014 Web.com Tour Qualifying School
  • Four career mini-tour victories (Coastal Players Tour, GPro Tour)
  • 2012 Palmetto Amateur Champion
  • Two-time GCAA Division 1 All-American Scholar (2011, 2012)
  • 2012 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2011 Eastern Amateur Runner-up
  • AJGA HP Scholastic All-American, 2007

Michael Rutan

Assistant Golf Professional

Michel grew up in a golfing family in Ridgewood, New Jersey with deep roots in Westchester County. He has been playing and following the game for as long as he can remember. Having focused more on other sports during his elementary and high school years, Michael’s love for playing the game was ignited further while attending Rutgers University. There he was VP of the Rutgers University Club Golf Team, which played in regional tournaments against other schools. 

Michael’s time at Rutgers gave him the desire to play competitively and seek a career in golf. In 2016 he accepted a position at Crystal Springs Golf Resort in Hamburg, NJ. In addition to being a Tournament Coordinator and the golf equipment manager for his facility, Michael was also a Taylormade Brand Ambassador. He did club fittings and ran many demo days, both for Crystal Springs and Taylormade. 

This experience in a high volume 45-hole facility has prepared Michael for the rigors of working at a private club and he looks forward to assisting members at an intimate place like Saint Andrews. Michael wants to help others improve and enjoy the game as he seeks to obtain his PGA membership. His ultimate goal is to share his passion and enthusiasm for the game with our membership and their guests. 

Michael currently resides in Ridgewood, NJ. Outside of the game he enjoys reading about military history, spending time with family, traveling and watching sports.