The new USGA (United States Golf Association) CEO, Mike Whan, was the first guest of KCHS’s new fundraising series, Kolbe Conversations. Titled “Let’s Talk Golf” Whan talked about his his past experience as the CEO of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and how he came to the USGA.
Hosted at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, Whan captivated the audience with his thoughts about the present and future of golf. He shared his views on diversity in the sport, club head speed and distance, 12 holes versus 18 holes, and creating a “Team USA” that supports young golfer’s development.
Bishop Frank Caggiano took time from his vacation to attend. He spoke with pride about Kolbe Cathedral and expressed his gratitude for the large number of people in attendance.
Whan was in town for the third U.S. Senior Women’s Open being held at Brooklawn Country Club beginning Thursday. Hats off to our new Director of Development, Rick Ryan and his team for a successful fundraising event.