Kim Richey – Executive Director Email
Kim Richey has been the KGA Executive Director since 1993. Under his leadership, the association has benefited from promotional campaigns and the use of technology to communicate to members. The KGA has developed a reputation for it’s professionally presented competitions, including an extensive slate of amateur championships, junior events and it’s Senior Series. Kim came to the association after practicing law in Johnson County for 18 years. The Wichita native received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 1972 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn in 1975. As a player, he won the Overland Park Golf Club championship in 1991 and was a member of the Alvamar Kansas Cup champion team in 1995. Kim is a member of the USGA’s championship rules committee and has officiated at 11 U.S. Opens and six U.S. Senior Opens, along with a U.S. Women’s Open and a U.S. Amateur Championship. He serves on the USGA’s Joe Dey Award Committee.
Kim and his wife Roberta live in rural Douglas County.
Casey Old – Director of Rules & Competitions Email
Casey Old has been responsible for day to day administration of the Kansas Golf Association programs for more than six years now. The Yates Center native is heavily involved in KGA championship administration, communication with membership and championship entrants, and scheduling. The University of Kansas graduate, who majored in sports management, came to KGA as an intern in May 2002. An avid supporter of Jayhawk athletics, he lists playing golf with friends, collecting sports memorabilia and dabbling in home remodeling as past-times.
Casey and his wife Kara live in Lawrence.
Phil Miller – Kansas Golf Foundation Executive Director Email
Phil Miller was born and raised in Parsons. He earned his Business and Law degrees at the University of Kansas, where he played on the golf team. Phil practiced law in the Kansas City area since 1976, where he now works as a mediator. He is a member of the USGA Junior Amateur Committee and the USGA Open Rules Committee, and volunteers as a Rules Official for the KGA and Kansas City Golf Association.Phil has a passion for helping Kansas junior golfers go to college in Kansas, as evidenced by his development of the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship. “We all know about the ever-increasing costs of college,” he says. “Our scholarship makes a real difference in the lives of Kansas junior golfers, and helps them go to school right here in Kansas.”
Phil’s wife Janet is a native of Hutchinson. They live in Kansas City.
Tyler Cummins – Director of Member Services & Junior Golf Email
Former Kansas State University golfer Tyler Cummins has been with the Kansas Golf Association since 2007. His main responsibility is the administration of the Kansas Junior Golf program, working with KGA member clubs and administering Course Rating and Handicap services. He works closely with Phil Miller and the Kansas Golf Foundation on its Junior Golf Scholarship program, Tee Time Auction and Hall of Fame. A 2006 graduate of KSU, he got his start with the KGA as a USGA Boatwright Intern and joined the KGA staff full time in December of 2007.
Tyler and his wife Dana reside in Lawrence with their daughter.
Kendrick and his wife Teresa Van Zant live in Kansas City.
Roberta Richey – Scoreboards
Roberta Richey lends her artistic talents as the KGA’s scoreboard calligrapher. Roberta is a native of Kansas City and has been a commercial interior designer since her graduation from Southwest Missouri State University in 1976. Roberta has worked on several national event scoreboards, including many Trans-Mississippi championships and the 2001 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Flint Hills National.
Roberta is married to KGA Executive Director Kim Richey. In 2002, the Richeys moved into a hand-crafted log home designed and built by Roberta on the couple’s 10-acre rural property near Lecompton.
Rusty Hilst – Tournament Administrator Email
One of the familiar faces at KGA events each summer is Rusty Hilst, KGA’s tournament administrator. Rusty has been with the association since 1977 and has worked with all three of its executive directors, Ed Skradski, Brett Marshall and Kim Richey. He was Hutchinson High School golf coach for 31 years, winning state championships in 1974 and 1995, and is a calculus teacher at the school. Rusty won the club championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club seven times, including six in a row at one point and was inducted into the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
Rusty lives in Hutchinson.