GCSAA Distributor Learning Panel
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Tuesday, January 30, 1 - 2 PM
Hyatt Regency Phoenix Ballroom (122 N 2nd Street)

Learn from this panel of GCSAA superintendent members discussing how to best work with them and partner to power success for their facility and the distributor's business. Panelists include:

Pat Finlen, CGCS

Finlen is a prominent leader in the club industry with 40 years of experience in golf operations and private club operations. For over three decades, he has managed exclusive private clubs in various leadership capacities, mastering the core disciplines of club management including agronomy, golf operations and club management, a rare accomplishment only a small group of Club Managers have achieved. He served as GCSAA's president in 2013.

Renee Guyer

Guyer is a 15-year veteran in the golf industry and has worked at notable clubs within the industry. She has worked at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, for the past seven years as assistant superintendent (overseeing three courses) and superintendent of the Fazio Golf Course. She successfully completed Firestone’s certification from The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program and oversaw a complete Better Billy Bunker renovation of the Fazio Course which encompassed 70 bunkers. Additionally, she has worked and groomed Firestone for multiple Senior Championship Tour Events and PGA Tour Events.

Richie Kremer

Kremer is GCSAA’s 2023 Emerging Leader Award winner. A six-year GCSAA member, Kremer is superintendent at Pequabuck Golf Club in Terryville, Conn. He has volunteered with the agronomy team during tournament week of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands for the last three years.

Morning session (for Primera members only)

Tuesday, January 30, 8 a.m. -Noon
Hyatt Regency Phoenix Ballroom (122 N 2nd Street)
This exclusive event for Primera members only also includes complimentary lunch.