Our Team

Ian Grimwade

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 678.714.2582 x:2272
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Ian started at Bear’s Best Atlanta as a forecaddie in 2002, moving on to become PGA Head Golf Professional, working at the club until 2008. Ian has also been PGA Director of Golf at the River Creek Club, Leesburg VA and the Head of Golf for Edinburgh Leisure in Scotland, managing six City courses. With a career background outside of golf in Business Development and Marketing, Ian was delighted to return to Bear’s Best Atlanta as General Manager in June 2018.

Shawn Klages

Role: Regional Sales Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 678.714.5564 x:2264
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James Morra

Role: PGA Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 678.714.2482 x2267
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Born and raised in Brewster, New York, James Morra, the youngest of three has always been enthralled with all things “sports." James graduated from Brewster High in 1994 where he lettered and excelled in football, skiing, lacrosse, tennis and wrestling.

James followed his family to Georgia in September of 1995 where he attended the University Of North Georgia and paid his way through school by working as a cart attendant at Legacy on Lanier. He worked his way up to Assistant Golf Professional and later worked his way through the PGA Management Program to become a Class A Professional.

James has experience working at several prestigious courses in the area including River Club, St. Ives, Chateau Elan (where he was fortunate enough to meet his wife Sarah) and most recently as Head Golf Professional at Reunion Country Club.

James brings a high-energy drive to deliver exceptional customer service for Bear’s Best Atlanta and truly enjoys growing the game of golf; he looks forward to bringing the atmosphere and service of a high-end private club to all members and guests here at Bear’s Best Atlanta as our PGA Head Golf Professional.

James and Sarah are proud parents to their 10 year old son, Jonathan.

Jenni Tyler

Role: Sales Director
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 678.714.2582 x 2264
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