Doug Habel

Executive Director | (913) 649-5242

Doug Habel is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. Doug has worked as a Golf Professional in the Kansas City area since 2003. His career includes stops at Hillcrest Country Club, Wolf Creek Golf Club, and Oakwood Country Club. He currently lives in Platte City, Mo with his wife Laura and his four children Joey, Andrew, Cameron, and Ainsley. In his free time, Doug enjoys playing basketball and is an avid Missouri Tigers and Kansas City Royals fan.

Casey Old

Director of Rules & Competitions | (913) 649-5242 ext. 2

Casey is responsible for the administration of the Kansas competitive programs and has served in that role since 2003. The Yates Center native is involved in championship administration, communication with tournament entrants, volunteers and tournament scheduling. The University of Kansas graduate, who majored in Sport Management, came to the Kansas Golf Association as a USGA Boatwright Intern in June 2002. An avid supporter of Jayhawk Athletics, he lists playing golf with friends, collecting sports memorabilia and dabbling in home remodeling as hobbies.

Casey and his wife Kara live in Lawrence along with their son Cooper.

Taylor Maloney

Director of Rules & Competitions | (785) 813-9286

Taylor oversees the Junior Tours and runs multi-day Junior Championships and KC Area Men’s Championships. Taylor was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a degree in Sport Management. After completing an internship with the Utah Golf Association following graduation, Taylor became the Boatwright Intern for the Kansas City Golf Association in February of 2018 before becoming full-time in December 2018. She is excited to continue to grow junior golf and grow her professional network in the golf administration industry. When not working, Taylor is likely cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves and resides in Lenexa, Kansas with her husband Marcus and their two dogs, Allie and Levi.

Jane Yi, LPGA

Director of Women’s Competitions |

Central Links Golf welcomes Jane Yi, LPGA, as our new Director of Women’s Competitions! Jane comes to CLG with a wealth of experience in the golf industry. She is a founding member of the First Tee of Greater Topeka, Class A LPGA Teaching Professional, and 1999 Kansas Women’s Amateur Champion.

Baile Stephenson

Director of Marketing & Communications | (913) 558-3663

Baile helps keep everyone in the know. She coordinates the CLG newsletter, manages social channels, and reports tournament results. She was a member of the University of Northern Colorado Women’s Golf team, where she earned Big Sky Academic Honors and was an Academic All-American. Her favorite part about her job is building relationships with the golfers and member clubs. When she’s not playing golf, she can be found gardening, traveling, or practicing yoga. Baile lives in Olathe with her husband Jack, sons Zion and Beckett, and dog Ellie.

Nelson Searcy

Director of Member Services & Course Rating | (785) 813-9329

Nelson oversees course rating, handicapping, and member services at Central Links Golf. Nelson grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and attended Rockhurst University for his undergraduate and graduate-level studies, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and an MBA in Management. He also was a 4-year student-athlete at Rockhurst University, where he played on the Men’s Golf team. Nelson spends his free time watching sports, playing golf, and hanging out with his friends, family, and his dog Kermit.

Sam Parrott

Competitions Manager | (913) 530-1253

Sam joins the Central Links Golf staff in 2023 as a Competitions Manager. He assists with junior tour and also oversees the Falcon Wealth Advisors tour. Sam grew up in Liberty Missouri and played golf at The University of Central Missouri while earning a degree in Business Management. During his time in Warrensburg, he earned All- MIAA, PING All-Region, All-American and Academic All-American awards. When he is not working you can find Sam playing golf, working out or hanging with friends.

Brayden Neuschafer

Competitions Manager | (785) 813-9281

Brayden joins the Central Links Golf staff as a Competitions Manager. He assists with Kansas Men’s Championships and with the Senior Series events. Brayden grew up in Salina, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a Marketing degree and Sports/Entertainment certificate. When he isn’t on the golf course, he enjoys attending K-State football & basketball games and hanging with his family and friends.


Dick Kendrick

Commissioner, Senior Series

Dick schedules and oversees the Kansas Senior Series events. He serves as the captain of the annual Kansas senior cup teams that compete against the Missouri Golf Association seniors.

He has been in this role since 2003, after retiring from a 32-year career with the IRS as a collection manager. He feels very fortunate for having found a second career with Central Links Golf. Dick says “over the past 17 years, I have worked with an amazingly professional and supportive staff, have made innumerable long-lasting friendships with so many golfers, and have enjoyed every single day working in an area I feel so passionate about. I could not have discovered a better way to spend the rest of my working days. I can honestly say that not one day of my last 17 years has ever seemed like work. It’s just plain fun.”

When not busy with his golf responsibilities, he works hard on trying to improve his own game, working out at the gym or running a few miles, and cheering on his marathon running wife Teresa whose bucket list includes running a marathon in each of the 50 states.

Greg Wyatt

Tournament Administrator |

Greg had been a volunteer for Central Links Golf for four years before accepting the PJ Boatwright Internship in 2023. Greg is from Atchison and has lived in Lawrence since 1980. He retired in 2017 after working for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 40 years as a road and bridge construction inspector. He has also worked golf course maintenance for multiple area courses and currently mows greens at Eagle Bend Golf Course. He loves his Jayhawks and Chiefs. Greg is married to Denise and has two adult children, Jacey and Cole. He also has five grandkids.


Josh Martin

Josh is returning for his second year as a CLG Operations Intern in the Lawrence office. He graduated from Anderson County High School and will return to Kansas University for his senior year in the fall. Josh is majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Business. He looks forward to growing his relationships and networking with those in the golf industry. When Josh is not playing golf, he enjoys hanging out with his friends. 

Charley Strahm

Charley is returning for her second year of the CLG Operations Internship. She graduated from Mill Valley High School and is returning to Rockhurst University, where she is a junior on their Women’s Golf Team. Charley is studying Communications Sciences and Disorders, hoping to become an Audiologist. With this internship, she hopes to grow her relationships with others and give back to the golf industry, which has blessed her. Charley is excited to return to Central Links for another summer!

John Spencer

John is in his first summer as a CLG Operations Intern. He graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and is returning to Kansas University for his junior year. John is studying Business Administration and hopes to use this internship to expand his knowledge of how the golf industry works. He enjoys golfing, hanging out with his family and friends, and playing with his dog, Birdie.

Chloe Wood

Chloe is in her second year of the CLG Marketing and Communications Internship. She graduated from Blue Valley High School and is now a senior at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Chloe hopes to use this internship to further her career in the golf industry. She loves shooting and developing film photography, traveling with friends or family, and anything beach-related. You will most likely see her behind the camera this summer!

Cade Schwieger

Cade is in his first year as a CLG Operations Intern. He graduated from Blue Valley Southwest High School and is returning for his Senior year at the University of Central Missouri. Cade hopes to use this internship to help him graduate and further his career in sports management. He likes anything sports-related, especially basketball and hanging out with friends and family.

Dahlia Gilmore

Dahlia is excited for her first summer as a CLG Operations Intern. She graduated from Blue Valley West High School and will return to the University of Arizona in the fall for her sophomore year, where she studies Business. Dahlia looks forward to joining the CLG team and learning about the golf industry. When not on the golf course, she likes to spend time with family and friends and cheer on her local KC sporting teams!

Kain Leisure

Kain graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School in 2022 and is returning to Pittsburg State University for his senior year. He is obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation of Sport and Hospitality Management with a Minor in Coaching. Kain is one of our new Operation Interns. He hopes this internship will help him grow his network and obtain a job in the golf industry. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and watching K-State Sports!

Ben Thorne

Ben is returning to the Lawrence office for his second year as a CLG Operations Intern. He graduated from Eudora High School, spent three years at K-State, and is now transferring to finish his senior year at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the PGA Management Program. Ben is using this internship to learn more about what goes into tournament operations. Ben loves to play golf and spend time with his family.