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 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.
Sales Manager - Canada
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.
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.
Customer Onboarding Manager
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 Representative
Cory is a competitive amateur golfer who grew up and currently lives in Villanova, PA. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012, where he received a BS in English Literature and was a four-year member of the University’s nationally ranked men’s varsity golf team. Following graduation, he enrolled in Villanova University’s MBA program, where he studied international business cultures which included trips to Dubai and Milan.
Cory is an accomplished golfer on both the local and national stage, having competed in the U.S. Amateur and Golf Association of Philadelphia championships. He is the 2010 winner of the Pennsylvania Amateur Championship. In his spare time, Cory serves on boards that help preserve and promote the arts in Philadelphia, such as the Barnes Foundation and the Academy of Music.
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.
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).
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.
Nick is the Senior Architect at Golf Genius Software. A former IBM Fellow, Nick’s interests spread across the entire IT and communications spectrum, with particular depth in the operating systems, data communication, messaging and collaboration fields.
Nick held a number of technical positions at Lotus Development Corp, eventually becoming Chief Technology Officer and a Lotus Fellow. Before Lotus, Nick held both senior technical and managerial positions at Soft-Switch Inc., culminating as Chief Scientist. Previously, he worked in IT at British National Oil Corporation/BritOil plc, and held a number of research and teaching positions at the University of Edinburgh, including an appointment as tenured Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Edinburgh.
In addition to his professional activities, Nick counts gardening on a large scale as one of his major pastimes. Today he lives in rural Angus, Scotland with his wife Dr. Maggi Allan and a menagerie of dogs, and cats.
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.
Mary Kay "Sam" Elsen
Sam is a strategy consultant to Golf Genius Software. The company is uniquely situated at the intersection of two of Sam's greatest passions...golf and technology. She began playing golf at the age of five and after four-plus decades, she still has the first quarter that she won from her father in one of many hotly-contested closest-to-the-pin battles with him over the years. Sam brings more than 20 years of high-tech industry sales, marketing, business development and strategic partnerships experience to Golf Genius Software. She began her career at AT&T and went on to serve in leadership roles at Cisco Systems and Microsoft Corporation as well as at two innovative software start-ups.
Outside of work, Sam's passion for the arts and education is reflected in extensive volunteer work in local schools and on multiple non-profit boards. In her free time, she can be found alongside her husband cheering for their two children on the sidelines of various sports competitions and enjoying golf, tennis, skiing, hiking and travel.
email@example.comMaurice 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
firstname.lastname@example.orgPatrick 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.