Rich Smolen was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. Finding a love for golf in his early 20s, Rich decided to relocate to Boynton Beach, Florida.
Rich joined the PBC Golf team as a volunteer with in 2008 and after retiring from FedEx he took a part-time position in 2010. He was promoted to Park Ridge's Assistant Manager in 2012, moved over to John Prince Golf Learning Center as the Facility Manager in 2014 and returned to Park Ridge as the Golf Course Manager in April of 2018. Rich prides himself in being a provider of outstanding customer service and strives to achieve excellence no matter what the job takes.
He currently resides with his wife paula in Lake Worth and has two daughters, Samantha and Stephanie. Samantha holds the course record at Park Ridge for ladies with a 64 from the blue tees.