Kless Myers Golf Management, LLC
Kless Myers Golf Management, LLC was formed by PGA Professionals Philip Kless and Andrew Myers. Our mission is to offer an enjoyable recreational golf experience to all patrons and their families. We will do so through the service of PGA Professional leadership in the hiring and training of competent staff that is prepared to meet the needs of all guests in a most efficient and pleasant manner. In achieving the financial goals associated with moderate growth and annual profitability, we strive to provide value while exceeding the expectations of a careful consumer.
The PGA Professional owner/operators of Kless Myers Golf Management have extensive experience in managing golf environments with multiple priorities and functions. Currently our company is entering our 6th season for the total golf and grounds operation at the 18 hole Lyndon Golf Course, Fayetteville, NY. From 2015 through 2017 we were tasked with the complete turn around and image overhaul of the underperforming golf operations of the three Monroe County Parks Golf Courses in Rochester NY (Durand Eastman, Churchville and Genesee Valley). In three seasons rounds and revenues increased by over 30% and now enjoy excellent standing in the Rochester Golf Community due to our efforts. We are excited to be the new owners of the Sunset Ridge Golf Club and we are confident we can return the club to a prominent place in the CNY golf community!
Andrew Myers, Certified PGA Professional, Owner
Andy Myers began his golf career at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in 2008 as a locker room attendant, outside services attendant and pro shop attendant at The Atunyote Golf Club before being promoted to Assistant Golf Professional & Tournament Coordinator in November 2009. Andy enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program in September of 2009. While working at Shenendoah and Kaluhyat Golf Clubs, Andy completed all levels of the Professional Golf Management Program, passed the Player’s Ability Test and was elected a Class A PGA Member in March of 2011. Andy has also completed all 7 Certified Professional Programs in the areas of retail, golf operations, ownership & leasing, executive management, general management, instruction and player development. He is one of a handful of PGA Professional to hold all 7 certifications. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from Syracuse University. Andy’s philosophy on teaching is tailored to each student and is based on physical abilities and personal goals. He believes in a natural golf swing, driven by the big muscles in the body to create maximum club head speed and contact consistency. Andy believes it is extremely important for the player to understand the causes for various types of results so that practice is productive and leads to the overall performance the student desires. Andy has taught players of all skill levels and ages, from juniors to fellow PGA Professionals.
Philip Kless, Class A PGA Professional, Owner
Philip Kless is a PGA Golf Professional and owner/ operator at Lyndon Golf Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Resort and Tourism with a specialization in Professional Golf Management from Coastal Carolina University. Phil is a native of Rochester, NY, and achieved Eagle Scout at age 15. He was first team All County Golf in his high school, and was captain of both golf and varsity basketball teams. His career has given him the opportunity to gain extensive experience in the golf industry in both inside and outside operations. Phil has directed tournaments which included organizing pairings and skills challenges, managing tournament operations staff, enforcing rules and regulations for course governance, supervising guest check-in and reservation processes as well as pro shop management. He also skilled and trained in club fitting and golf instruction. The game of golf lets him share his passion and knowledge through lessons, which teach fundamentals. He also likes keeping instruction simple and easy to understand so that a fun atmosphere is created. Phil will work with each student to design a personal improvement program to help them achieve their golfing goals.
Wade Malicky, Class A PGA Head Professional
Wade Malicky is a Class A Head Professional from Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management with an option in Golf Management. Wade began his career in golf in high school at Elkview Country Club in Northeast Pennsylvania working in the bag room and cart barn. Throughout his 4 year high school varsity career, Wade accumulated a 41-7-3 record, culminating in a 12-0 record senior year and being named the North Division Player of the year. While at Penn State, Wade spent his 4 summers working at various clubs ranging from Pro Shop Staff at Buckhill Golf Club in Pennsylvania, Outside Service Attendent at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia and Tournament Intern at Turning Stone Resort in New York. Since graduating from college, Wade has spent his winters at Scottsdale National Golf Club working Outside Service and Caddying, and was an Assistant Golf Professional at The Preserve @ Grandview Lodge in Minnesota. For the past two seasons, Wade has been with Kless Myers Golf Management as the Head Professional at Genesee Valley Golf Course in Rochester, NY. He looks forward to meeting and serving the membership of Sunset Ridge Golf Club in 2018.
Mark P. Flurschutz, PGA
Mark Flurschutz a PGA Class “A” Member of twenty eight years has been affiliated with the Central New York PGA serving as Head PGA Professional at Auburn Country Club, Highland Park Golf Club, Tuscarora Golf Club and Owasco Country Club. Mark has served as a board Member and Director of the CNY PGA and in 1990 received the Horton Smith Award for his contribution to Professional Education. For ten years Mark owned and operated the Auburn Professional Golf Center, promoting and instructing golf throughout the CNY winter seasons. Mark is currently completing his Bachelors of Science Degree Spring 2018 in Marketing, Management & Economics from SUNY Empire State.
Mark’s love for the game and passion to help others play better golf comes from his years of experiences with golf instruction as a junior and a college player. He has attended several local and national PGA teaching seminars in his continuous ambition to be the best instructor to men, women and junior golfers of different abilities. From swinging the club at 4 years of age under the guidance of his father, Mark credits a great deal of his teaching methods first-hand from PGA instructors Bill Strausbaugh, Bob Toski, Butch Harmon, Michael Breed, Thom Forrest, Chris Staples and Frank Nastri.
Mark has coached players that have won tournaments at the junior, college and amateur levels. He has a keen ability to understand, analyze and be able to easily communicate and demonstrate what the student desires to achieve from their lesson program. His patient demeanor coupled with his attention to detail and desire to help every student improve, ensures a high level of personally tailored instruction. Mark prides himself in that he is always learning, reading, listening and continuously aiming to become the best instructor he can be.
Mark currently lives in Auburn NY with his wife Sue and four daughters Taylor, Maggie, Marki & Lexie.