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.
A Class A PGA member with over twenty years experience as a Head Golf Professional at golf clubs from New York to Florida, Ken Smythe had been with Osprey Point since the facility opened in 2011 and moved to Park Ridge in 2019. Ken was raised on Long Island, N.Y., attended college in North Carolina and has had the majority of his work experience in South Florida since 1990.
A PGA Member originally from Akron, Ohio, Chip graduated with a degree in Business Management from Anderson University, where he played two years of varsity soccer and four years of varsity golf. Upon graduating from the school he also served as the team's assistant coach for one year and has spent time as an Assistant Professional, Head Professional, Teaching Professional and Director of Instruction during his professional career. He spent five years as the Assistant Golf Professional at The Country Club at Muirfield Village, home of The Memorial Tournament. He has also played professionally in more than 50 PGA section events.