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Golf House Kentucky
1116 Elmore Just Drive | Louisville, KY 40245
Toll Free: (800) 254-2742
Phone: (502) 243-8295
Fax: (502) 243-9266
General Email: kentucky@kygolf.org


Golf House Kentucky Staff Contacts

Brent Paladino, PGA - Executive Director
bpaladino@kygolf.org | ext. 302

Bill Coomer, PGA - Director, Amateur-Professional Competitions
bcoomer@kygolf.org | ext. 304

Ethan Fisher, PGA - Director, Marketing & Communications 
efisher@kygolf.org | ext. 311

Brad Martin - Director, Operations
bmartin@kygolf.org | ext. 306

Ray Moehlman, PGA - Director, Junior Golf
rmoehlman@kygolf.org | ext. 303

Fernando Molina - Coordinator, Player Development
femolina@kygolf.org | ext. 309

Barbara Peak - Director, Finance-Administration
bpeak@kygolf.org | ext. 301

Connie Saner - Director, Member Services
csaner@kygolf.org | ext. 307

Trenton Schumer - Coordinator, Junior Programs
tschumer@kygolf.org | ext. 303

Mack Van Lenten - Director, Association Services
mvanlenten@kygolf.org | ext. 305


About the Golf House Kentucky Staff 

Brent Paladino, PGA is the leader of Golf House Kentucky as Executive Director. He attended the College of William & Mary as a Computer Science major. Before taking his current role, he worked at the Connecticut State Golf Association and New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut. Brent is an accomplished golfer, having played in seven USGA Championships and four PGA Professional Championships. He is also the only golfer in Connecticut to have ever won the Junior, Amateur and PGA Professional Player of the Year awards. Brent is also the Tournament Director of the Northern Junior Championship, a prestigious championship held annually in Connecticut. Brent’s hobbies include hiking, paddle tennis, hockey, and cheering on Boston’s sports teams. 

Bill Coomer, PGA was born and raised in Somerset and now oversees KGA and KPGA competitions. Bill attended the University of Kentucky where he studied Theatre Arts. He also suited up for the Wildcats’ football team for one season during his time in Lexington. Bill began working in the golf industry as an Assistant Professional at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee before becoming the Head Professional at Carnton Country Club & Forrest Crossing Golf Course in Franklin, Tennessee. Bill’s hobbies include watching sports, reading, writing, and carpentry.

Ethan Fisher, PGA was born and raised in Denver, Colorado before studying Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management at Eastern Kentucky University. Ethan oversees the social media, promotion and news content at Golf House. Before taking this role, he worked at The Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colorado, the Southern Ohio PGA, PGA Magazine, and the Southern Texas PGA. He was also part of the tournament staff at Augusta National Golf Club during the 2017 Masters. Ethan is a diehard fan of Denver’s professional sports teams and considers the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory the greatest day of his life. Ethan avidly studies golf course architecture and hopes to one day lead the design or redesign of a golf course.

Brad Martin is originally from Lexington and graduated from Morehead State University where he studied Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. He was also a member of the Men's Golf team during his time there. At Golf House, Brad leads the KGA Amateur Series events and Drive Chip & Putt. He also has an active role in PGA Junior League and professional events. Before accepting his current position at Golf House, Brad worked with the AJGA, the LPGA Tour, and the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour. Brad’s biggest passion outside of golf is his love for basketball. He is an avid supporter of the Kentucky Wildcats and Boston Celtics, while also lucky enough to have the chance to shoot hoops in arenas such as Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Kansas, and UNLV. Brad once jumped off an 800+ foot tall building in Las Vegas and won the Bluegrass State games with Justin Thomas.

Ray Moehlman, PGA leads and organizes the Junior Golf programs at Golf House Kentucky. He is originally from Edgewood and attended Eastern Kentucky University while majoring in Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management. He has previously worked at The Camargo Club, the Southern Ohio PGA, the PGA of America Championships Department, Valhalla Golf Club, and University of Louisville Golf Club. Off the golf course, you can find Ray playing ping pong, bowling or reading.  He is a passionate Louisville Cardinals fan and dreams of one day playing golf at Fishers Island Club in New York.

Fernando Molina recently located to Louisville to become the Player Development Coordinator at Golf House Kentucky. In this role, he helps facilitate PGA HOPE, Drive Chip & Putt, PGA Junior League, and Youth on Course. Before coming to Kentucky, Fernando was born and raised in Guatemala and moved to St. Louis when he was 12. He would go on to attend Maryville University and majored in Sports Business Management. Fernando was an Operations Assistant at the 2016 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan and was the first PGA Works Fellow from the Gateway PGA Section last year. Fernando loves to both play and watch soccer, with FC Barcelona being his favorite team. When not on the pitch, Fernando enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends and family.

Barbara Peak is a Louisville native and has been with Golf House Kentucky for more than 25 years. She is in charge of the financials and ordering supplies for the company. Barbara enjoys playing golf and is also a basketball enthusiast. She is on the board for the Kentuckiana Basketball Officials Association and been a member of the organization for more than 40 years. She has been chosen to officiate games in the KHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament as well as the All “A” Classic. When not on the golf course or the basketball court, you will most likely find Barbara watching Louisville Cardinals and Notre Dame Fighting Irish events.

Connie Saner is originally from Loveland, Ohio and has lived in Louisville for the last 15 years. Her primary introduction to Kentucky began when she attended Northern Kentucky University where she studied Marketing and Business Administration. As Director of Member Services, she handles membership-related tasks for the KPGA and KGA and oversees many of the important events Golf House Kentucky hosts. Ironically, Connie does not play golf, but her husband is an avid player, while their children play a number of different sports. Cheering her kids on in their various sporting events, reading, and spending time with family are her favorite things to do.

Trenton Schumer is originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri and attended Maryville University to study Sports Business Management. Trenton is one of the key figures in the operation of the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour along with the High School Tournament Assistance Program. Trenton’s previous work experience in the golf industry has come from Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the Gateway PGA Section and the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Trenton’s Missouri ties make him a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals, but he is also a fan of Notre Dame football. Trenton’s biggest enjoyment outside of sports is traveling, a hobby that has taken him to Italy, Mexico, France, Spain, Portugal, and Australia.

Mack Van Lenten is a Louisville native who received a Bachelor’s Degree at Bellarmine University in Business Administration. He then attended the University of Louisville and earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration. During his time at Bellarmine, he was a four-year member of the school’s golf team. Course ratings, handicapping and Youth on Course are his focuses at Golf House. When he’s not concentrating on golf, you can find Mack playing hockey, basketball or cheering on Pittsburgh’s professional sports teams. Unfortunately for Mack, he is allergic to chicken and turkey.

 

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About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Contact Us

1116 Elmore Just Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(502) 243-8295
kentucky@kygolf.org