Richard Kascsak from Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club named Myrtle Beach Golf Employee of the Year

Richard Kascsak from Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club named Myrtle Beach Golf Employee of the YearThe Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association has named Richard Kascsak the Employee of the Year for 2011. Richard is the Asst. GM and Head Golf Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club. The MBGCOA is a local organization of golf course owners who meet to promote the game, and to represent the collective interests of the local industry to municipal, state and national leadership groups. They recognize one area employee each year based on outstanding service to the game of golf and to his company, the quality of his work, and contribution to the community.

Richard has been a outstanding employee, a great golf professional and a true promoter of golf in the Myrtle Beach market for the past twelve years. As the Head Professional at Sandpiper, Richard works tirelessly to organize and manage the 27 hole operation that has over 400 Members, hosts over 55,000 rounds of golf per year. Richard has a great eye for detail, and runs over 40 tournaments and special events each year, giving each event the care and attention of a “major” championship.

Richard’s strength is in his passion for the game, and his sincere interest in helping others. He cares about the game, and for his employees and for the guests that visit his operation. In the past several years, Richard guided the renovation projects at Sandpiper Bay that converted all 27 greens to Mini-Verde Bermuda grass and led the company to upgrade the practice areas, clubhouse and restaurant areas. He also managed a logo change and a re-branding of the facility – all these efforts led to Sandpiper Bay being named the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of the Year for 2010.

Another of his passions involve Junior Golf. This year, thru his connections with salespeople and vendors, he arranged for two-time US OPEN Champion Curtis Strange to visit Sandpiper for the Club’s annual Junior Golf Day. Richard coordinated all activities for the juniors and adults that included Curtis’s Demonstration clinic, on hands instruction by local PGA Professionals for the participants that attended, and a Nike Demo Day.

Richard is also highly involved with the marketing of Sandpiper Bay, and the promotion of Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. He is a member of the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Marketing Committee.


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