Kenneth Young

Kenneth young is a man whose credo is ”Put back into golf more than you take out.”

Ken started his golfing career at the age of 10 in Rockville Center, New York, where he was born. He won over 13 junior championships before he stated his record of 26 club championships. In 1977, at the age of 50, he one 3 individual club championships, one in Ohio and two in Florida. He has already totaled seven senior club championships, and is still counting.

Ken started his tournament and organizational work in 1959, including the “Tournament of Champions” for the Greater Columbus district Golf Association.

In the opinion of many, one of Ken’s greatest accomplishments is the formation of the Southwest Florida Golf Group, which is the largest senior golfing organization in the country.

As a way of putting more in then he has taken out, Ken laser measured over 200 golf courses, and worked with groups of course and slope rating teams for over 250 courses for the U.S.G.A. and the F.S.G.A.

Since he had a degree in architectural agronomy, he acted as a consultant for 51 golf courses in the metropolitan New York area.

Two of Ken’s mentors were Joe Turnesa of the Rockville Center C.C. and Al Rozychi at Dartmouth College. Both of these men started Ken on his goal of making golf a better sport.

Ken still maintains his membership at Worthington Hills C.C. in Columbus along with his home base at Fiddlesticks C.C. in Fort Myers.

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