Staff Changes at Golf House Kentucky
The Golf House Kentucky staff structure will be shifting during the transition from 2020 into 2021. As was announced earlier this fall, Bill Coomer, PGA, the organization’s long-time Director, Amateur-Professional Competitions will retire in the spring of 2021. Coomer will depart before the 2021 tournament season for Golf House Kentucky begins, but his role will be split into two positions afterward with there being a Director, Amateur Competitions and a Director, Professional Competitions.
Two current members of the staff will fill those positions as Brad Martin will become Director, Amateur Competitions. Martin has been with Golf House Kentucky since the beginning of 2018 as the Director, Operations. That role will be absorbed into his new position which means administration of all KGA events and USGA qualifiers will be overseen by Martin.
Ray Moehlman, PGA will inherit the position of Director, Professional Competitions. Moehlman joined the Golf House Kentucky team in December 2018 and has held the position of Director, Junior Golf since then. Having previously been the Tournament Director for the Southern Ohio PGA, Moehlman’s previous experience overseeing professional golf tournaments makes him a natural fit for this role.
Moehlman’s shift from junior golf to professional golf means that Michael Vick, PGA will be the Director, Junior Golf. Vick was a three-month intern for Golf House Kentucky in 2019 and joined the team in a seasonal capacity in 2020 where he served as Coordinator, Junior Golf. The year of familiarity with the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour and the other components of Kentucky Junior Golf provides Vick the proper experience to excel following this promotion.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve alongside Bill this year and wish him all the best as he transitions into retirement,” Jeff Adkerson, PGA Executive Director & CEO of Golf House Kentucky stated. “His 26 years of service to Kentucky golf is simply amazing and he will be deeply missed. Please join me in congratulating Bill on an amazing career!”
“With Bill’s pending retirement, we evaluated the demands and expectations of the position and decided to devote two staff members to our tournament programs; one dedicated to the KGA and one dedicated to the KPGA. I am very excited to promote Brad and Ray in these positions, respectively. Their tournament administration experience, knowledge and service record to Golf House Kentucky makes them ideal fits for their respective positions. We are eager to see them advance the tournament programs and experiences provided to our players.”
“I am also excited to welcome Michael Vick to the team on a full-time basis. His two years of working with the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour will ensure a seamless transition for him as he assumes charge of our Junior Golf department. I look forward to his leadership and passion for youth golf enhancing the experiences our players and their families receive.”
On a sadder note, Fernando Molina, Director, Player Development since the spring of 2019, will be leaving his position this month to return to his native St. Louis to be closer to his family. Molina’s enthusiasm and kindness will be dearly missed, but Golf House Kentucky thanks him for his hard work and dedication throughout his time with the organization and wishes him the very best going forward.
“Fernando’s departure brings mixed emotions for me and our team,” Adkerson added. “I am happy for him to be returning to St. Louis to be closer to his family, but we will certainly miss his dedication to Golf House Kentucky. Please join me in thanking Fernando for his service to Kentucky golf!"
The Director, Player Development role and Coordinator, Junior Golf role will be merged into one position going forward. Once hired, the person who fills this role will assist in conduction of Kentucky PGA Junior Tour events and oversee Drive, Chip & Putt, PGA Jr. League and PGA HOPE.
Each of these transitions will take place gradually throughout the winter rather than being switched immediately in order to provide each staff member adequate training before the changes take full effect. Consumers can still utilize the staff directory to contact each staff member, but this page will naturally change throughout the next several months. Any change of contact information and the hiring of future employees will be announced once confirmed.