Improving Your Drive, Drives Us
Every decision we make for the future of GolfSuites is informed by our collective Mission, Vision and Values.
To provide a fun, inclusive and engaging golf-themed entertainment facility centered on gaming, hospitality and game improvement while helping to grow the game of golf.
To be the destination of choice for golf-related gaming, game improvement, events, and entertainment across the US and internationally.
• To treat all guests and associates with care and empathy as if they were family
• To provide an environment supporting fun, inclusivity and collaboration
• To provide state-of-the art technology, premium hospitality and passionate associates
• To deliver fun and exceptional and consistent customer service in all that we do
• To be considered a community asset and model business by associates, guests and local constituents
partnerships and opportunities
Building Upon A Solid Foundation
As part of our intended Reg A+ offering for GolfSuites 1 and our intended offerings for other GolfSuites entities, investors will own shares of Preferred Stock in GolfSuites, and if funds are legally available, will be paid monthly dividend payments from the time of investment starting one month afterwards, calculated at an 8% annual rate. Based on their investment level, investors will also qualify for special membership benefits and facility access, branded merchandise, food and beverage credits and other select personalized recognition items.
GolfSuites has begun to secure partnerships with best-in-class industry leaders and will continue to develop strategic relationships with major brands and value-added partners to provide the best experience for all guests. Our partnership with Kyle Morris and the Golf Room provides aspiring and more serious players with a “tour-like” holistic learning environment including swing instruction, fitness and rehabilitation, mental training, and college golf recruiting for elite juniors.
Meet Our Team
Our experienced and talented team averages nearly 30 years each and is poised to create the next big thing in golf.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Jerry has 35 years of experience in real estate ownership, management, and finance in multi-family properties and principal and over $750 million in debt and equity financings. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and is a California-licensed CPA (inactive).
Chief Marketing & Experience Officer
John has 32 years in marketing, branding, experience design, advertising, and promotion for companies such as Ford, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Lowe’s, Victoria’s Secret, Express, Champion Sportswear, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and many other major brands. John is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Ryan T. Koenig
Ryan has spent over 20 years in real estate development and construction with companies including Wood Partners, Camden Properties, Turner Construction, and Zaremba Development. Ryan has overseen $500 million+ in completed construction.
Kyle played eight years of professional golf on tour. Following eight professional wins, he created The Golf Room, a holistic coaching facility in Dublin, Ohio. He was named by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Instructors, and was included in Best Teachers in the State of Ohio. He also received a Master Certification with Trackman and serves as an NBC Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach. Kyle is a graduate of Seton Hall University.
Nicholas V. Flanagan
President & Chief Operating Officer
Nick is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining GolfSuites, he was the Senior Vice President of Restaurant and Retail Operations for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. He has also served in leadership roles at Metromedia Restaurant Group and S&A Restaurant Group. Nick is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
Tom is the former CIO of TopGolf and has more than 30 years of experience and a broad background in the fields of management consulting, travel, hospitality, retail, casino, and entertainment. Tom is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
David A. Morris III
Consulting Chief Financial Officer
David has over 30 years of experience in finance and financial forensics. David will oversee tax planning, compliance, accounting, audit, forecasts and investment analysis. Mr. Morris’ career has included the Vice-Presidency of Finance at Belz Enterprises, a large real estate development and management company, and other major corporations. David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and is a Tennessee-licensed CPA.
Vice President of Operations
Scott is an Operations Executive with over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality and Entertainment Industry. Previously, Scott was the National Director of Topgolf. At Topgolf he opened the first venue that started the growth of the brand. Building the six venue brand to over 40 venues each averaging $20 million in revenue a year in five years.
General Counsel & Secretary
During his career, Scott has represented real estate developers, lenders, landlords and tenants, and business entities in a variety of corporate and real estate-related transactions. Scott earned his Juris Doctor and his Master’s of Science in Real Estate from the University of Florida.
Rod is the founder and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital. Rod was a senior executive at Symantec from Jan 1985 to March 1993 and has played a key role in building successful companies including Symantec/Norton (SYMC), Ashton-Tate (TATE), MicroPort and Knowledge Adventure. Rod co-founded Irvine Ventures in 1999.
Chief Administrative Officer
Michael is the former VP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., with over 26 years of experience in executive management, legal, litigation, risk management, human resources, employee relations, and public company corporate governance.
Capital Markets Associate
Ryan has 18 years of experience in the construction, IT, and security technology sphere. He has overseen $300M of completed construction projects and $200M in IT/security infrastructure work. Ryan has worked for and represented companies such as Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Pandora, Home Depot, Publix, and more.
About GolfSuites & KGEM Golf, Inc.
Early days of KGEM Golf at site visits in Tampa, FL.
KGEM Golf, Inc. (formerly KGE, LLC) was formed in 2016 to develop and operate a chain of golf entertainment and learning centers. In 2018 the company developed and registered the trade name “GolfSuites” along with other branded assets to better represent the company with target consumers, strategic partners and suppliers, media and other key stakeholders.
GolfSuites will bring together the most realistic golf entertainment and holistic game improvement experience, including a 300+ yard driving range, simulated green sites and hazards, professional quality golf balls and equipment, coaching, restaurants, bars, multiple types of video and live music entertainment all under one roof.
Our next generation, golf entertainment facility will leverage state-of-the-art technology, upgraded member and VIP amenities and superior hospitality to deliver engaging, fun customer experiences for both avid and recreational sports enthusiasts. Our facilities will be designed to effectively host corporate meetings and team building events, fundraisers, family celebrations, national skill event qualifiers and professional showcase events. GolfSuites is targeting avid and novice golfers, families, Millennials and other segments seeking recreation and entertainment in golf complexes.
The company will initially be sourcing and satisfying ongoing development and operational capital needs from several sources including the use of six (6) Regulation A+ funding rounds starting with GolfSuites 1 (Midwest Region), which is currently accepting investments.