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Kansas Golf Associaition

Staff


Casey Old – Interim Executive Director
Casey Old was elevated to Interim Executive Director in 2018.  Prior to his new appointment, Casey was responsible for day to day administration of the Kansas Golf Association's competitive programs since 2003. 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 Sport Management, came to the KGA as an intern in June 2002. An avid supporter of Jayhawk athletics, he lists playing golf with friends, collecting sports memorabilia and dabbling in home remodeling as hobbies.

Casey and his wife Kara live in Lawrence.


Taylor Albritton - Junior Golf Manager
Taylor Albritton was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a degree in Sport Management. Taylor completed an internship with the Utah Golf Association following graduation before becoming the Boatwright intern for the KCGA in February of 2018. Now serving as the KGA Junior Golf Manager, Taylor is excited to expand her role with the organization. She is a huge Georgia Bulldog and Atlanta Braves fan and resides in Overland Park, KS.



Baile Winslow-Stephenson - Member Services Manager
Baile Winslow-Stephenson is the KGA/KCGA Manager of Club Services for the KGA.  Baile is an accomplished golfer and played collegiate golf at the University of Northern Colorado.  She comes to the KGA/KCGA from a marketing and public relations background.  She will be responsible for assisting member clubs west of the Kansas City area with GHIN products, USGA Tournament Management, and course rating.  Baile also serves as the staff contact for the Kansas Golf Foundation.

When she’s not playing golf, she can be found running, traveling, or practicing yoga. Baile lives in Overland Park with her husband Jack and loves spending time with her dog, Rex.



Phil Miller – Kansas Golf Foundation Executive Director
Phil MillerPhil 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.


Dick Kendrick
Senior Series Commissioner

Dick KendrickDick 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.



Rusty Hilst – Tournament Administrator
Rusty HilstOne 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.

 

Ethan Brown - PJ Boatwright Intern

Ethan Brown is currently a student studying Sport management at Wichita State University. Growing up golf was always a hobby that he and his father bonded over, and when he saw an opportunity to learn more about the competitive side of the game with the KGA he took it. Ethan is expected to graduate in May of 2019 with hopes to get a job in the rapidly growing esports scene. When not working he can be found playing Video Games with his friends, Watching Netflix, or hanging out with his girlfriend Opal.

 

Hunter Dedloff - PJ Boatwright Intern

Hunter recently graduated from the University of Kansas in December 2018 with a degree in Sport Management. A competitive golfer all the way into college, he did not hesitate at the opportunity to work for the Kansas Golf Association. He worked in the athletic department at the University of Kansas during his time as a student, spent six years working for the Boys and Girls Club, and has most recently been working as a sales representative at the Summit in Downtown Lawrence.

Hunter loves watching sports, living an active and healthy lifestyle, traveling, and being a new puppy daddy to his boxer, Rivers. He has lived in Lawrence his entire life and his girlfriend Hanna is currently in chiropractic school in Overland Park.