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KemperSports adds golf industry veteran Ryan Phelps as vice president of operations

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 17, 2024KemperSports, a leading golf, sports, entertainment and hospitality company, announced today that golf industry veteran Ryan Phelps will join the KemperSports team as Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Ryan will oversee KemperSports’ growing portfolio of properties across the Northeast, where his chief focus will be on delivering first-class service and creating fun and memorable experiences for members, golfers and guests.

“Over the last two decades, Ryan has solidified himself as a proven and successful leader within the golf industry,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We are excited to have him joining the KemperSports family and bring his extensive industry experience and passion for service to our team.”

Ryan brings two decades of experience working in golf management to KemperSports. He began his career in the golf industry as a PGA Professional and General Manager on Long Island and Cape Cod before ultimately working his way to oversee a northeastern portfolio of more than 40 properties across five states.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the KemperSports family and working with the incredible teams across a growing and diverse collection of properties,” Phelps said. “For more than 40 years, KemperSports has been synonymous with excellence and represented the very best of the golf industry, so I look forward to supporting their continued growth and success.”

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About KemperSports
KemperSports is a leading sports, entertainment and hospitality company that delivers operational excellence in property and experience management. Headquartered in Chicago with regional offices throughout the U.S., KemperSports manages more than 140 golf courses, private clubs, sports venues, and destination resorts nationwide. It has more golf properties named among the top 100 U.S. public and resort courses as rated by GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek than any other management company. For more information about KemperSports, visit

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