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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson, General Manager/Head Golf Professional

Ben attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated with a B.S. in PGA Golf Management and has been a PGA member since 2013.  Throughout his time at Nebraska he completed internships at various courses around the Midwest where his passion for the game and business strengthened.  Upon graduation, he began his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at LaFortune Park Golf Course in Tulsa, OK and at Two Rivers Golf Club in Dakota Dunes, SD. He was most recently working in Houston, TX for the last three years. Ben has extensive knowledge of teaching, merchandising, operations, and customer service.  Outside of golf he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and DIY work around the house.  Ben lives in Worthington with his wife, Cauren, and son, Booker.

Bob Wethor, Superintendent

Bob has been in the industry since 1990. He took his first superintendent position in 2000 and has held that position at Worthington Golf & Fitness Club since 2005. Bob was active on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) from 2005 to 2011, serving as both vice president and president during that time. Bob’s honors include being named by the GCSAA South Dakota chapter as 18-Hole Superintendent of the Year for 2012. He earned an A.S. degree in Business from Southwest State University in 1995, and an A.A.S. degree in Horticulture and Turf Management from Southeast Tech in 1997.

Kim Hinkeldey, Food & Beverage Manager

Kim has been in the food service industry ever since she was 12 years old, busing tables and waitressing at the café her grandmother worked at. She began bartending at 18, and in addition to working at Pillar Bar & Grill, she has worked for Burger King for the last 20 years. Kim is an avid runner, hiker and biker and enjoys spending time with her five children and seven grandchildren. She brings extensive industry knowledge to GreatLIFE Worthington and looks forward to every day on the job.

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