Golf Genius Software offers affordable, fully-featured cloud-based software for organizing and managing golf events, leagues and trips. Our products save time and eliminate hassles for PGA professionals, event organizers, league managers, amateur and professional associations and trip captains, enabling them to deliver a greatly enhanced experience to their golfers.
At Golf Genius Software, we understand golf and we understand software. Our team consists of PGA Professionals and others with deep experience in the golf industry, as well as software professionals and marketing experts. We refer to ourselves as "the golfers, the geeks, and the gurus" but we realize that our real value comes from the synergy of our entire team.
Director - Southeastern Sales
Matthew Barnes has been a PGA member since 1992, and has worked at a variety of clubs and companies throughout his career. He started out at Sawgrass CC and has been at both private and resort courses over the past twenty years, including the Atlanta Athletic Club, Bloomington Country Club and the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, FL. He moved out from behind the counter in 2006 as the Director of Relationship Management with PGA Magazine and most recently spent the last four years as the Golf Sales Manager at the Sawgrass Marriott, home to the PGA TOUR and TPC Sawgrass.
Matthew resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with his wife and boxer dog. He enjoys living back in Florida and spends his free time playing golf, walking the beach and cooking everything on his Big Green Egg.
Matthew graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Business Management and was a member of the golf team.
Billy Condon is the Director of Marketing for Golf Genius Software. A career in the golf industry was inevitable for Billy after he chose to forgo skydiving and bungee jumping while studying abroad in New Zealand for the opportunity to tee it up.
He began his professional career at the Metropolitan Golf Association in New York, one of the nation's largest regional golf associations, as a USGA P.J. Boatwright intern and later became their communications administrator and associate editor of The Met Golfer magazine. His responsibilities included promotion of the association and its championships, establishing and growing its social media presence and overseeing development of the My MGA mobile app which was later adopted for national use by GHIN and other regional associations..
A native of West Hartford, Conn., Billy holds a degree in Economics from Union College.
Brian Crowell, PGA
Brian Crowell is the PGA Head Golf Professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, N.Y., and the PGA Ambassador for Golf Genius Software.
In addition to his many golf pro duties, Brian is also very active in the media world. He co-hosted the "Golf Digest Equipment Show" on NBC, and has done on-camera commentary for the Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup. He has also been a broadcaster on CBS Sports Network, Golf Channel and NBCSports.com.
Brian also hosts a golf radio show, "The Clubhouse", and is the author of four books including Slice-Free Golf and the Idiot’s Guide to Golf, which is due to be released in early 2014 by Penguin Publishing.
Brian serves as the Chairman of the National PGA Public Relations Committee for the PGA of America and has long served as a Board member of the Metropolitan Section of the PGA.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Brian is dedicated to making golf even more entertaining and growing the game
Customer Support Representative
Joe was first introduced to golf at the age of 11 by his uncle where he was immediately hooked and has been a golf enthusiast ever since. Joe has a professional background in sales and service and has worked on teams and in management for ADP, ADT and Time Warner Cable. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Old Westbury.
Joe resides in Upstate New York with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing as much golf with his family and friends as the weather permits. Joe also enjoys outdoor activities, playing cards, coaching and supporting his children’s interests and activities.
Troy Flateau, PGA
Director of Northwest Sales
Troy was born and raised in Seattle, GO HAWKS! He is a Certified PGA Professional with more than 20 of golf industry experience including Overlake G&CC in Medina, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, and The Peninsula G&CC in Delaware. Troy has conducted more than 500 member, corporate and charity events, pro-ams, leagues, trips and outings including The Boeing Classic - Champions Tour Event, U.S. Open Regional Qualifier, AJGA Peninsula Classic, Delaware State Open and the Merrill Lynch Shootout.
He loves being outdoors with his wife and children and helping others.
Craig is responsible for sales outside of the U.S. He has spent the last five years in the golf business working on innovative ways to increase participation—making the game faster, more fun and more tech friendly. Prior to that, Craig spent the majority of his career in IT Supplies distribution developing channel sales & marketing strategies for large multinationals in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
Away from work, Craig plays as much golf as he can whilst making sure his wife, twin daughters, three dogs, three horses, two donkeys, twelve sheep, one cat get the attention they need! Craig doesn't play as much golf as he would like but is the organizer of the annual golf trip which is where he found Golf Genius!
Director of Southwest Sales
Steve started playing golf at the age of 6 and has competed on the junior and collegiate ranks, including AJGA events and on the USAF golf team. On a professional level, he has competed in the California State Open, Oregon State Open, Washington State Open, Montana State Open, Fred Meyers Challenge, Nike Tour, Cascade mini Tour and Golden State mini Tour.
He became a PGA Member in 1998 and worked at several courses on the West Coast as a Director of Golf. Prior to joining Golf Genius Software, he was a Sales Representative for PING from 2007-’14 in the Philadelphia region. Steve’s particular knowledge of the golf industry and golf club community is a key asset to helping broaden the reach of Golf Genius in the Southwest.
During his time off, Steve loves to spend time with his family and any outdoor activities like fishing, camping, ATV’s and of course, golfing.
Jim Kenesky, PGA of Canada
Customer Onboarding Manager
Jim started in the golf business when he was just 13. He has worked in almost every facet of the golf business. Jim joins Golf Genius Software as the Sales Manager – Canada and was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. One of Jim’s greatest experiences in his junior days of golf was at the age of 14. He was selected to caddy at the Canadian Masters a PGA Tour Canada event. There he caddied for eventual PGA Tour winner Dean Wilson and got his eyes opened up to the world of professional golf and event management. Jim grew from that experience and became a very competitive player as a junior and amateur golfer. He graduated from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario with a 3 year Business Administration Diploma and in 2005 gave up the amateur ranks of golf and turned professional. After 2 years of attempting to play Tour golf, Jim joined the PGA of Canada in 2007. He remains an active and highly competitive player within the PGA of Ontario Zone. In 2012, was named the President of the Golden Horseshoe Area Golf Tour and in 2013 was elected Vice President of the Hamilton Halton Junior Golf Tour. Jim is an expert in tournament and event organization and can make any event a success.
During his free time, you can find Jim in two places – at the golf course or at home being the best Daddy he can be with his three sons and wife. Jim enjoys hockey and on many Saturday nights during the winter you can find him in front of a television watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brad Mair, PGA
Customer Support Representative
Brad has been working in the golf business since the age of 15. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Brad has been progressively moving south after graduating high school and attending Methodist University in North Carolina. Brad majored in business with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. While at Methodist, Brad interned at the Country Club of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., as an Assistant Golf Professional. After graduation, he was elected to PGA Membership. Brad worked at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., as an Assistant Professional for 7 years before joining Golf Genius Software.
Brad resides in Boca Raton and in his free time he enjoys playing golf, boating, fishing, disc golf, cooking and riding motorcycles.
Bart Rickard, PGA
Director of Northeast Sales
Bart has been working in the golf business since the age of 14. He grew up an avid player and received his Business Degree from Methodist University in 2007 with a Concentration in Professional Golf Management. Shortly thereafter, he was elected into PGA Membership. Before working for Golf Genius Software, he was employed as an Assistant Professional for one year and as a Tournament Administrator with the Metropolitan PGA for 3 years.
During his free time, Bart enjoys all outdoor activities which include, but are not limited to, fishing, hunting, hiking, snowboarding, and (of course) playing golf.
Bart resides in Central Pennsylvania with his wife Alana.
Customer Support Manager
Jon is a Customer Support Manager at Golf Genius Software. He got his start in golf around age 12 and although the golf seasons were short growing up in Northern Maine, he grew to enjoy the game. His first job in golf came at the age of 16, working in the pro shop at his local course, Presque Isle Country Club. Jon continued his golf career at Penn State University as a Professional Golf Management major. After several internships throughout the Northeast United States his first Assistant Golf Professional job was at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. In June of 2010 Jon started at Golf Genius Software.
Jon has many interests one of which is obviously golf, but he also enjoys most sports and is currently involved in both soccer and volleyball leagues. His other interests include hunting, fishing, camping, cooking and traveling.
Nick Wolfe, PGA
Director of U.S. Sales
Nick Wolfe joined Golf Genius Software in January 2014 as the Director of U.S. Sales. Nick has been a PGA Member since 1995 and is an industry veteran with 22 years in the golf business which started at Olympia Fields Country Club, Butler National Golf Club, and Head Golf Professional positions at Pebble Creek Country Club (OH), Urbana Country Club (OH), and most recently at Waynesborough Country Club (PA).
Nick has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including:-2006 Southern Ohio PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
-2009 Philadelphia PGA Merchandiser of the Year- Private
-2013 AGM Top 100 Golf Shop
-2014 AGM Top 100 Golf Shop
He has been a two-time finalist for the PGA’s prestigious National Private Club Merchandiser of the Year and his programs with junior golf have been recognized as “Top 50” in the United States. Nick is also an expert in tournament and event administration.
When not working, Nick enjoys playing golf, watching all kinds of sports, particularly college football and spending time with his wife and four children.
Nick holds a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in organizational leadership from Urbana University (OH).
Benjamin D. Wolfe, PGA Apprentice
Customer Support Representative
Ben began playing golf at the age of 8 and took his first job in the sport at age 10, caddying at Belmont CC near Toledo, Ohio. Since then his passion for the game has only grown, serving since 2010 as a Golf Professional and Tournament Coordinator at both public and private facilities in Central Ohio. Ben brings with him a wide array of tournament, league and event experience, and is very active within the Southern Ohio PGA Section (SOPGA) where he currently is Chairman of the SOPGA Apprentice Committee. In 2012, after just 18 months as a Golf Professional, Ben was named the SOPGA Apprentice of the Year. In addition to his experience in the golf industry, Ben brings the unique perspective of having been a Golf Genius client during his tenure at New Albany CC, making him distinctly aware of the challenges golf professionals are facing on a daily basis.
Ben and his beautiful wife Megan are the proud parents of two young boys. Ben and Megan are active in their church where Ben serves as the Chair of the Finance Team. In addition to his passion for the game of golf, he loves spending time with family, travel, history, technology, music and fine dining. Ben is an honors graduate of Kent State University.
Bo Wright, PGA
Director of Midwest Sales
Bo is a 22-year PGA Professional that began his career at the Country Club of Decatur in Illinois. With nearly 30 years of retail and sales experience in the golf industry, he was honored with the Indiana PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award in 2006 & 2008. Has served on various civic organization boards including the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Bo majored in Business & Marketing at Illinois State University. He and his wife Tanna have four children: Noah, Mickelson, Annika and Faith. He spends any free time he has watching his kids sports activities.
Norbert holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Ever since high school he was passionate about programming and gained experience with a wide set of languages from object oriented, to functional and database relational.
In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and badminton.
Dan brings experience of more than 20 years of large systems programming to Golf Genius Software. He started his career in an aluminum plant as a Systems Engineer and then moved into the telecom business with a job at Romtelecom, the largest telecom service provider in Romania. He then worked for Atlas Telecom, a privately held telecom company, where he led the billing systems development team. He then combined his skills in large billing software systems with web development by joining Lechpol, a company operating in the electronics shopping domain. He holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from "Politehnica" University of Timisoara in Romania.
Senior Software Engineer
Flavia is senior software engineer at Golf Genius Software. She holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and a BSc. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. She previously worked for Microsoft and is an Apple and Google scholar. When not writing code, Flavia enjoys blogging and playing tennis.
Alexander is a software engineer at Golf Genius Software. He started programming in high school and that passion led to a masters degree in computer science. Over his 10+ year career in web development he has built many web systems. This includes a full-stack billing system for a district-wide ISP, a video-streaming social network and large retail e-commerce solutions. Alexander is a self-admitted coding language geek and is fluent in Ruby, Python, Clojure and Erlang.
Alexander lives in Kharkov, Ukraine, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, bicycling and snowboarding.
Adrian holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has been building web applications for friends and family ever since he got his first computer. His skills are based on a thorough understanding of IT technology concepts with a stroke of graphical design.
Before joining the team at Golf Genius Software, Adrian worked on systems for secure file transfers on the web and associated Android applications. He also ran his own photo studio creating beautiful photo albums for high school students.
Adrian enjoys driving, photography and playing with his husky, Jack.
Senior Software Engineer
Alex was the first employee of Golf Genius Software. He met Mike in the early stages of the company in January of 2009, and has worked with the company ever since. Alex gained experience at top software companies Microsoft and Google and is now focusing his skills to the continued growth of Golf Genius Software’s products. He is originally from Romania where he competed in various national and international computer science competitions. He is the recipient of the Bronze Medal - Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2008, is a Google CodeJam semi-finalist and a TopCoder finalist.
Vice President, Technology
Eric Whitten is the Vice President of Technology for Golf Genius Software. In his 10+ years of working with web technologies, he has helped companies deliver exceptional user experiences, and achieve deep insight into their operations through advanced business intelligence tools. Prior to joining Golf Genius Software, Eric helped grow several other startup companies in the webcasting, real-estate, news syndication and social networking markets.
In his free time, Eric can generally be found on the golf course or his bicycle. He resides with his wife and three children in the Philadelphia area.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMaurice Guinan, CFO, has over 30 years experience in the accounting and financial areas. Maurice has focused on small, rapidly growing technology companies for most of his career. At Golf Genius Software, he is responsible for the accounting and administration functions.
Alyssa is the Marketing Manager at Golf Genius Software. She has held a number of marketing positions at Philadelphia area firms, where she focused on web site design and implementation of marketing programs. Alyssa’s interest in golf started at a young age when her father would take her with him to practice and teach her about the complexity of the game. Sports were always a passion for Alyssa, so when the opportunity to work in the golf industry came along, it was a perfect fit.
Alyssa graduated from Susquehanna University with a with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Advertising.
Steve Sayre has been a software marketing executive since the TaylorMade metal wood was first launched. He began his career at General Electric and has worked for a number of large and small technology companies, including several years as SVP of worldwide marketing at Lotus Development, which became an IBM company in 1995. Steve has degrees from Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, but he has never been to Q School.
Sadly, his interests besides family and golf are non-existent. Steve is a contributing editor at Golf Genius Software.
Graphic Designer / Video Production
email@example.comPatrick has been working with Golf Genius Software since 2012. As a producer and designer based in Los Angeles, his wide-range of skills can be seen throughout Golf Genius Software's websites, videos, print and digital advertisements, logos, animations and more. Pat's talents have truly added a genius touch to the Golf Genius Software brand.
Mike has a long career in building and managing successful businesses. In 1979, Mike founded Soft-Switch, the leading supplier of software to interconnect electronic mail systems. Soft-Switch was sold to Lotus Development Corp. in the early 1990’s, where Mike became CEO. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995, and Mike went on to become a Vice President in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group, and served on the IBM Worldwide Management Council.
Mike has a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Penn, and was on the faculty at M.I.T. before becoming an entrepreneur. His long-standing interest in scheduling problems is the genesis of GolfTripGenius.com.
Mike is a member of Merion Golf Club, Saucon Valley Country Club and Sea Oaks Country Club. He is passionate about the game of golf and the camaraderie that it fosters.