SALINA — Well-known Salina teaching pro Randy Syring has been named as the new head golf coach at Kansas Wesleyan, effective Jan. 1. Howard Mahan will coach the Coyotes in the fall on an interim basis.
Syring replaces the late Randy Bemiss, who recently passed away.
"We are excited to add Randy's expertise to the coaching staff," said vice president and director of athletics Mike Hermann. "He's so well known as a strong teacher of the sport. Plus, he has a long track record of integrity in our community. Plus, his lifetime of contacts in the golf community and the Salina golf community will serve him well in this position. I'm particularly pleased for our golf student-athletes, current and future, who have an outstanding head coach leading the program. The late Randy Bemiss left this program filled with outstanding young men and women that enjoy the game of golf. Now with Randy Syring at the helm, I'm excited to see where this program goes in the very near future."
Syring has been a Class A Head Golf Professional at the Salina Country Club since 1988. He served on the PGA Midwest Section Board of Directors from 1992 until 2000, serving as Section President in 1996 and 1997. He was named the 2004 Midwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year in 1997 and 2002, the 1994 Midwest PGA Clubfitter of the Year and has been in the Titleist Top 100 Fitters since 2005.
Syring also has been named by Golf Digest as one of the top golf teachers in the state of Kansas and as one of Golf Magazine's Best Teachers of the Great Plains. He has taught numerous professionals on the PGA TOUR, European Tour and Asian Tours, along with several state amateur champions, numerous collegiate players and high school state champions.
He played professionally on tours in Florida and California in the 1980s and was a member of the Marymount College golf team from 1976-1979.