Jim Kenesky has been named PGA of Ontario tournament captain.and will work alongside the tournament chair, currently a position held by Cherry Hill Golf Club head professional Jeremy Broom.
The committee supported the addition of a member who has the ability to be directly involved with participants at PGA of Ontario events and is highly active in such events.
Kenesky will serve as the go-to individual for participants and the concerns or comments they may have.
He will also be responsible for communicating pre-tournament information to event registrants. The tournament captain will be responsible for the design of and any changes within the tournament schedule or the events themselves.
Kenesky has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 2007. He became an association’s winner in 2013 at the PGA of Ontario Assistants’ Spring Championship at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont.
His tournament management experience continues within his new position at Golf Genius Software as manager of customer onboarding, in which he assists in creating tournament programs for professionals across North America.
He also serves as president of the Hamilton Halton Junior Golf Tour and the Golden Horseshoe Area Golf Tour.
“I am honored to have been selected for this role. I hope to assist in creating some special dynamics within our tournament schedule as I remain very passionate towards our tournaments,” said Kenesky.
“Since my early Pro Shop days at Southbrook Golf and Country Club, the one duty I truly enjoyed was creating new events, taking old ones to new levels and seeing the joy in members as they had excitement in playing competitive golf,” he added.
As the PGA of Ontario tournament captain, Kenesky will also be play an integral role in filling four vacant spots on the Tournament Committee. This is one aspect of his position that he is particularly excited about.
“We had a number of great names submitted for the vacancies. I believe those within our membership that support the events will be very excited to see the new look of our committee,” said Kenesky.