Salina Country Club

Our Golf Professionals


Randy Syring, PGA

Head Golf Professional 

Class A PGA Golf Professional at the Salina Country Club since 1988.
President of the Midwest Section PGA 1996-97
Board of Directors Midwest Section PGA 1992-2000

2004 Midwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year
2002 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year
1997 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year
1994 Midwest PGA Clubfitter of the Year
Titleist Top 100 Fitters 2005-2009

Golf Digest #1 ranked teacher in the state of Kansas
Golf Magazine’s Best Teachers of the Great Plains
Current and former pupils include:
PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, and other mini tour professionals
Men, Women, and Junior state amateur champions
Numerous men and women division I & II college players
Boys and girls high school state champions
Many adult and junior city champions.

Played professional tours in Florida and California during the 1980’s.
Ten 1st place finishes while on the Marymount College golf team.

Bachelor of Science, Human Resources Management
Friends University, Wichita, Kansas




Rob VanDeCreek

Assistant Golf Professional

Rob has been with Salina Country Club since 2003.  He earned 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 16 years and is currently working towards completing his PGA Class A certification. He enjoys teaching the game of golf and is very involved in The First Tee of Salina, as well as the SCC Junior Golf program.  He is also part of the tournament management team.  Rob is married to his wife Kelley, and they have a daughter named Amelia. In his free time, Rob enjoys auto racing, traveling and spending time with his family.


Rob Carlson

Assistant 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 on November 1st, 2013, and he has loved every minute of it.  Rob is currently going through the PGA Apprentice Program and is hoping to complete the program here in the next few years.

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