Salina Country Club
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Our Golf Professionals


Randy Syring, PGA

Director of Golf 

Randy Syring started with the Country Club when he was 16 in the Bag Room. He trained directly with Wally Beats and was offered a Golf Scholarship to Marymount College. In 1980 he took the Associate Golfer position at Salina County Club. Randy showed a knack for teaching  and a strong passion the integrity of the game and was promoted to Head Golf Professional in 1988. Randy says his favorite part of working at the Salina Country Club Course is watching the junior players grow up into Adult golfers and teaching his employees leadership and development skills. Randy is currently the Men's & Women's Golf Coach at Kansas Wesleyan University, where thru his guidance, the Women's Team won the KCAC Championship in 2018-19.  When Randy is not at SCC he enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his two daughters and their children, and flying Cessna aircrafts at Salina Regional Airport.



Rob Carlson

Head Golf Professional

Rob was born in Richmond, VA and moved to Topeka when he was 2 years old.  Rob graduated from Seaman High School in 2009 and played golf for Seaman all 4 years and qualified for state all 4 years.  He finished 11th at state his sophomore year and finished tied for 4th at state his senior year.  Also during his senior year of high school, he qualified for Topeka’s All-City golf team.  Rob attended Allen County Community College where he played golf for 2 years, qualifying for Nationals both his freshman and sophomore years.  After graduating Allen County in 2011 with an Associate’s degree in Business, he attended Kansas Wesleyan University and played golf for KWU his final 2 years of college.  He finished 5th in conference his senior year at KWU and made the All-KCAC golf team that year.  He graduated from KWU in 2013.  Rob began working at the Salina Country Club in the bag room in 2012, and immediately fell in love with Salina Country Club.  He got promoted to Assistant Golf Professional in 2013, and then Head Golf Professional in 2017.  Rob is currently going through the PGA Apprentice Program and is hoping to complete the program here in the next few years.


Rob VanDeCreek

Assistant Golf Professional

Rob has been with Salina Country Club since 2003.  He has earned an A.A. degree from Hutchinson Community College in turf and landscape management in 1997, a B.A. degree in Physical Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas in 2001,  as well as a M.B.A. in Sports Management from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2006. Rob has been in the golf industry for over 18 years and is currently working towards completing his PGA Class A certification.  He is also been highly involved in custom fitting, receiving multiple certifications from Titleist and Callaway, as well as being a part of the tournament management team.  He is also an assistant coach for the Men's & Women's golf team at Kansas Wesleyan University. Rob is married to his wife Kelley, and they have two daughters, Amelia, 5, & Claire, 2. In his free time, Rob enjoys auto racing, traveling and spending time with his family.
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