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 resides 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 has 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, serves as a rules official for the KGA and is a member of the KGA Executive Committee. 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 with their son.
Tyler Cummins – Director of Member Services & Junior Golf Email
Former Kansas State University golfer Tyler Cummins enters his fifth year with the Kansas Golf Association. 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.
Izzat Maali - P.J. Boatwright USGA Intern Email
Izzat "Izzy" Maali is the new P.J. Boatwright intern at KGA. He recently graduated with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in News and Information at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas. At KGA, he is responsible for helping write for the Kansas Golfer Magazine and helps with any day-to-day office tasks. He is from Hinsdale, IL and is an avid Chicago sports and Jayhawk fan.
Izzat lives in Lawrence.
Dick Kendrick – Senior Series Commissioner Email
Dick Kendrick has served as Senior Series commissioner since 2003. He is responsible for the administration of each Senior Series event and it’s season-ending championship. He also develops the Series schedule each season and captains the Kansas team for the Ozark Senior Challenge. Under Dick’s leadership, the Series has expanded, both in terms of participants and number of events. The schedule now boasts more than 20 outings all across the Sunflower State and includes stops in Missouri and Nebraska. An Iowa native, Dick graduated from Kansas City’s Rockhurst College with an economics degree in 1970 and spent 32 years working with the IRS in four Midwestern states.
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.