Meet Shadowood’s Head Golf Pro: Kit Venderley
When Kit Venderley was 15, he decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life playing golf and just being around the golf course as much as he possibly could. What better way to do that than work at the golf course business.As he grew up learning to play the game and working at his local golf course in Angola, Indiana, he dreamed of becoming a PGA Professional when he got older. Even while pursuing his own opportunities to play golf and study golf course management at Trine University, he always knew that he wanted to help people enjoy the game that he loves. For the past 17 years, he’s been working on making his dream a reality.
When you meet Kit at our course, one of the first things you’ll notice about him is how nice of a guy he is. Kit is one of those people who focuses on other people more than himself. He might see you checking out our indoor golf simulator at Shadowood and stop and make a suggestion on your swing hoping he can help you. Or if you’re struggling with your putting, he’ll come out to the putting green and talk with you about your stroke or what you’re trying to accomplish. Kit always has time to lend a helping hand.
Another thing you’ll notice about Kit is how he’s focused on making your experience at the Shadowood relaxing and enjoyable. Like you, Kit looks at the golf course as a place where people can get away from stress at work or just have fun with a group of friends for a few hours. He sees his job as a way to provide a relaxed and approachable environment that people want to come back to as often as their time and Indiana weather permits.
The last thing you’ll notice about Kit is how he sees everyone at Shadowood as his friend. Spending as much time as he does at the course, you get to know people pretty well. You mess around with each other. Tell stories about the birdie you made or eagle that barely lipped out. You make memories together. When we asked him what his favorite part of working at the golf course, he said “the people I work with and see at Shadowood make it fun for me to come to work every day.”
Kit’s Golf Experience
-Shadowood Golf Course Head Professional 2013-present
-Became PGA Golf Professional 2012
Otter Creek Golf Course Assistant Golf Professional 2008–2012 Columbus, Indiana
2006–2007 Bridgewater Golf Club Assistant Golf Professional Auburn, Indiana
Trine University 2006 BS Golf Management
Angola High School Varsity Golf (4 years)
What’s in Kit’s Bag
Driver: Titleist 915 D2. 9.5 Diamana White Stiff
3 wood: Callaway XR Pro 14 degree Stiff
Hybrid: Callaway XR Pro 3 hybrid 20 degree
Irons: 4-PW Callaway Apex forged
Shafts: Project X 6.5
Wedges: 52,56 degree Callaway MD3 Project X 6.5
60 degree Titleist Vokey SM5 Kbs C-taper Tour X flex
Putter: Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser Number 1
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft
To book tee times at our course or lessons with Kit Venderley, call (812) 522 — 8164 or visit our website, www.shadowoodgolf.com
Shadowood Golf Course is located at 333 North Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour, Indiana 47274