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Salina pro to coach Kansas Wesleyan

Salina, Kan. (June 15, 2017) – Legendary Salina Country Club Head Golf Professional Randy Syring has been named the Head Golf Coach at Kansas Wesleyan University. Syring began working at Salina Country Club in 1974 while attending nearby Marymount College. While coaching at Wesleyan, Syring will remain as Salina Country Club’s director of golf on a part-time basis. 

“I’m excited for the new challenge,” said Syring. “We’ve worked closely with Wesleyan for years at Salina Country Club in hosting the fall and spring invitationals. I have a great relationship with the team and administration and look forward to getting started.”

Over his 43 year career at Salina Country Club, Syring has done nearly every job at the historic club, including bag room attendant (1974-1980), assistant golf professional (1980-88) and head golf professional (1988-present). Syring played on the Marymount College golf team from 1976 through 1979 and played on professional golf tours in California and Florida during the 1980s. 

“Randy is a legend in Kansas,” said Brad McMillan, general manager, Salina Country Club. “He’s a tremendous teacher and an incredible person. I’m sure he’ll be an outstanding head coach for Wesleyan.”

A Class A member of the PGA of America, Syring has served as president of the Midwest Section of the PGA from 1996-1997 and on the Midwest Section’s Board of Directors from 1992-2000. Throughout his career, Syring has received a number of prestigious awards, including 1997 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year, 2002 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year, and 2004 Midwest PGA Golf Professional of the year.  He has been named by both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the top teachers in Kansas. 

About Salina Country Club

With nearby Smoky Hill River cascading along the edge of the property, Salina Country Club was established in 1911 and sits majestically atop Tom White Hill, just east of the city providing an impressive landmark. A 40,000 square-foot clubhouse serves as the area's hub for social activities, including three dining areas featuring fireplaces and separate bar facilities. A magnificent 18-hole championship golf course offers members and guests with a superb and challenging layout while other club amenities include four lighted tennis courts, spacious swimming pool with a 163 ft. water slide, a fully-equipped fitness center, sand volleyball court and fitness trail. 

About Troon 

Salina Country Club is managed by Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon). Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif. For additional news and information, visit

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