The Boards of Directors of the Kansas Golf Association and the Kansas City Golf Association have reached an agreement in principle to merge on or before December 31, 2020.
The two storied golf associations will immediately begin operating with a single staff to serve the needs of all golfers in its territory of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. The combined staff will be led by the KCGA’s current Executive Director, Doug Habel. Casey Old will be the Competitions Director of Kansas and remain in the Lawrence office at Eagle Bend Golf Course while Todd Stice will remain in his role as the Director of Competitions in the Kansas City metro area. Jacque Madison will direct Women’s Championships throughout the state. Dick Kendrick will continue to administer the Kansas Senior Series events. Jacque Madison and Baile Stephenson will handle Club Services and Course Rating. The newest member of the team, Taylor Albritton, will assist with all competitions, with a focus on Junior Golf.
Leadership of both organizations will work together to form an organization with a new name and a combined board in order to complete the merger by December 31, 2020. The goal of the newly combined organization is to maintain the high standard of services and competitions available to the golf clubs and golfers of Metropolitan Kansas City and the State of Kansas.
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Doug Habel, Executive Director KCGA
Sean Thayer, President KGA
Dick Swetala, President KCGA