Golf News for Monday, November 5, 2012 | People

KemperSports CEO and president rank highly on Golf Inc. list

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner and President Josh Lesnik together have been named to Golf Inc. Magazine's list of "Most Powerful People in Golf." The 2012 list, which was released in the fall 2012 issue of Golf Inc., is developed by the magazine's editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Jack Crittenden. This marks the 12th consecutive year that KemperSports has been represented on the "Most Powerful People in Golf" list.

As Golf Inc. editors noted in the story, what makes the management company stand out is that it is involved with the three highest-profile golf developments in North America: Bandon Preserve at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., Cabot Links in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Streamsong Resort in Polk County, Fla. Earlier this year, KemperSports was ranked as the sixth largest golf course management company by Golf Inc. in the magazine's summer issue, moving up one spot from the 2011 list.

"We are honored to be recognized on this list among great leaders in the golf industry," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "The entire KemperSports team has contributed to an exciting and most successful year."

In addition to the new property openings, KemperSports launched its new private club division, KemperCollection, and will add more than a dozen new properties to its portfolio this year. Under KemperSports' management, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and in May, KemperSports hosted the 73rd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.

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About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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