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John A. Gehrisch

BBJM President


John A. Gehrisch is an investor/partner in BBJM Golf Ventures and became President in 2003.


After college, John worked in various sales and marketing related positions for General Electric Corp. He later joined Thermo Electric Corp. as a Sales Engineer and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in New England. Eaton Corporation hired him as a Marketing Manager and when asked to move to the Corporate Headquarters in Cleveland, John decided to start PMC Corporation, a specialty wire and cable insulating company now owned by Warren Buffet. PMC had become the largest in the U.S. for its product line, producing enough wire to wrap the world 13 times prior to it's sale. John had orchestrated 4 acquisitions and the tax free trade of one its divisions before selling it. He became an investor/advisor in two related financially struggling companies; Allied Creditor Co. and ORM Co. John directed the turn around of these two companies making them profitable and positioning them for a multimillion dollar sale. He is co-owner in a Commercial Real-estate, Strip Malls, a Super Laundromat Chain, and a Car Wash development company. He also has ownership in a Oil and Gas company in Texas. John is also Founder and Chairman of Nano Lube Corporation, a revolutionary lubrication product supplier.


John has served on the New Hampshire Governors Round Table and the U.S. Presidential Round Table. John graduated from Owens State College with an Electrical Engineering Degree. In 1986 he received the prestigious “Professional Alumnus of the Year” award from Owens.


Enjoying golf since shortly after college, he realized his fathers dream and become a professional in 2000. He began playing on the mini tours, finishing second several times prior to winning his first event on the Western States Tour in 2001. He has played on and off on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour). He has been paid to compete in international professional tournaments as far away as the Azores and Morocco.

Butch Baird
BBJM Co-Founder & PGA Tour Star


Butch Baird is a graduate of Lamar Tech where he starred on the college golf team. Butch turned professional in 1959 and has played against golf's greatest stars. He has won 14 tournaments worldwide, including PGA TOUR victories at the 1961 Waco Turner Open, 1965 National Team Championship (with Gay Brewer) and the 1976 San Antonio-Texas Open. He also won two times on the Champions Tour, 1986 Cuyahoga Seniors and 1989 Northville Long Island Classic. His first professional victory was at the 1967 Bogotá (Columbia) Open where he edged past world-class golfer Roberto de Vicenzo of Argentina.

Butch is a close personal friend of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Throughout the years, he has built a reputation of honesty and cordialness that reflects in his easy-going personality. These qualities and relationships, along with the desire to capture golf's great history, led him to co-found BBJM Golf.

Butch, an avid golf collector, now plays only a few events each year on the Champions Tour, spending much of his free time as an artist.

Jack Mishler
BBJM Co-Founder


Jack Mishler is a graduate of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1970. His professional career was initially with three of the major worldwide accounting firms. Later, he was the general manager and vice-president of a significant electronics distribution company operating in the U.S. and Mexico. He was also the managing partner of a residential home development and several real estate syndications.

He is a student of golf history. He has assembled a considerable collection of golf items, including 2,850 pieces centering around a Scottish family that had a significant impact on American golf. He is the author of a book on this family (see book section for details). Additionally, he has accumulated several other significant memorabilia items centered on the major championships, the Ryder Cup and The Presidents Cup.