CHRIS KULINSKI, PGA
PGA ExecuSearch Consultant
Central New York; Western New York; NE New York
Chris Kulinski, PGA serves as the PGA ExecuSearch Consultant for the Western, Central, and Northeast New York PGA sections.
Part of a team of employment service professionals placed throughout the country, Chris’ efforts are a key component to PGA Professional career enhancement and employer relationships in the New York sections. He believes strongly in PGA professionals and their positive impact on both the golf operation and the local community. Throughout his tenure, he has a track record of fostering long-term relationships between PGA professionals and their employers. Previously, he served as the Head Golf Professional at Orchard Park CC outside of Buffalo NY. While at Orchard Park CC, Chris developed multiple growth of the game programs and was the WNYPGA Youth Player Development Award recipient in 2015, 2017 & 2018. Kulinski most recently was honored by the WNYPGA with the 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Award for his mentorship to fellow PGA Professionals daily. Chris’ passion is working with kids and adults and showing them all the doors golf can open in this world along with mentoring and helping his peers on their career journey.
He has been tasked with providing professionals with the necessary tools, strategies and education to implement at the facility level, along with recruiting men and women into the business of golf. Kulinski is looking forward to working with all types of facilities, owners, professionals, and operators to successfully change the culture and create healthier, thriving facilities and employer-employee relationships in the current golf environment. In addition, he is excited about the potential programs that can benefit PGA Professionals and help driven, customer service-orientated men and women break into the golf industry. He has conducted growth of the game, youth and family, and women’s clinics that have introduced the game of golf to so many people. Some of these individuals have pursued a career in the business of golf.
His father introduced him to the game of golf when he was 12 years old. When Kulinski was deciding on what college to attend, his father let him know he could go to school to become a golf professional. Kulinski did not attend a PGM school but all throughout college he worked for PGA Professional Tim Fries. Tim mentored Kulinski for 8 years and helped him become a PGA Head Golf Professional at the age of 27.
Kulinski graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and human resources and minoring in history. He is married to Amanda and has 3 daughters, Lyla, Kendyl and Aubrey.