Key Staff

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Tom Dower, President Emeritus

Tom joined the Flint Hills National team before the course was even built. He worked with Tom Devlin in 1995 to develop this world-class golf course. He has been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures, and throughout all of them has fostered his love for golf.

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Jeff Johnson, President

Jeff originally joined Flint Hills National Golf Club as a member in 1997, and has been president of the club since 2003. Jeff’s involvement in the community includes sitting on the boards of the Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Collegiate School, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas (YEK) and Capitol Federal Bank. Jeff’s primary responsibilities at the club are membership recruitment and retention as well as generating operating revenue.

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Bobby Conner, General Manager

Bobby was born in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma. He has been the general manager of the club since 2000, performing day-to-day operations, financial management and long-range planning for the club. You can find him in all areas of the club on a daily basis.

Charles Candler, Assistant General Manager

Charles joined the Flint Hills National Team in January 2015. He moved here from Norman, Oklahoma where he was the General Manager/Director of Golf at Belmar Golf Club, owned by country singer Toby Keith. Originally from Florida, he has worked at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando and Innisbrook Resort & Spa in the Tampa area. Charles is a member of the PGA and CMAA. You can find him taking care of the membership in all areas of the club.


Dave Henson, Director of Golf

Dave has been with Flint Hills National since 1996, and manages golf operation as the director of golf. Dave brings many years of golf experience to Flint Hills National. He was an assistant golf professional at Crestview Country Club from 1987 to 1996 and has been a PGA member since 1991.


Paul Jonas, Golf Course Superintendent

Paul began at Flint Hills National in January 1996 during construction of the course. He has been a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for 25 years and has been employed in the golf course maintenance industry for over 33 years. Paul is responsible for overseeing the playing conditions of the golf course and the 240 acres it encompasses.


Daryl Clayton, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Daryl joined the club staff during construction of the course in 1996. He has been employed in the golf course maintenance industry for over 35 years. He is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Turf Team – the dedicated maintenance staff.

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Rick Hatfield, Head Golf Professional

Employed as the head golf professional since 2002, Rick has been with the club since its inception in 1997. As a second-generation golf professional with prior experience in the golf industry both on- and off-course, Rick brings many years of expertise to the club. He oversees all of the in-stock buying for the Golf Shop, and can assist you with any special order needs. Some of his other areas of expertise are individual/group instruction, event preparation, golf club design/alteration and custom club fitting.

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Andy Roberson, First Assistant Head Golf Professional

Andy graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, in 2002, and has been with Flint Hills National since 2003. Andy manages the caddies, service and sales staff, golf course play, and the driving range. He also gives individual and group lessons and manages the Golf Shop inventory.


Debbie Lucas, Garden Designer

Debbie began working with Flint Hills National in January 1997, and she and her team oversee landscaping and gardening of the golf course and residential area. She is also our floral designer for holidays and special events, and manages the interior decorating of the clubhouse and lodges.

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Denise Pitts, Office Manager

Denise is a lifelong Wichita resident and has been with Flint Hills National since 1997. Denise is your go-to person for any activity at the club, including lodging and catering needs, transportation coordination, and special requests.

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Dan Gary, Executive Chef

Chef Dan Gary has been a part of the Flint Hills National team since 2001. Chef Dan brings many years of experience in the hotels and clubs industry to our facility, previously working in Wichita as sous chef at Crestview Country Club and executive chef at El Dorado Country Club.

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Dylan Senn, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Dylan joined the Flint Hills team in 2012. His passion for working on golf courses started at a very young age. In fact, his first job was here at Flint Hills National, caddying for members at age 14. Since then, Dylan has gone on to earn his bachelor’s degree in golf course management from Kansas State University. He has been a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for over 14 years and has also volunteered for several USGA tournaments, including the U.S. Open. Using his knowledge and experience, Dylan ensures daily playing conditions are of championship caliber.