Get to Know:
Ken Bien, Immediate Past President
Name: Ken Bien
City of residence: Rancho Santa Fe
Club: Rancho Santa Fe GC
Profession: Retired Accenture partner
Family: Wife Susan, stepchildren Emily (23) and Spencer (18)
Volunteer and committee involvement: UCSD Rady Graduate School Mentor Program; Pro Kids Golf-San Diego
What you Didn't Know:
A band that Ken listens to: Air Supply
First car: Oldsmobile Cutlass
Favorite book: Yen for Power
Guilty-pleasure food: Chocolate chip cookies and brownies
Favorite non-golf item: My passport
Favorite Southland hotspot: Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe
One gadget Ken can’t live without: Computer--my contact with the world!
Favorite quote: "Another day, another round."
If Ken couldn’t do what he does now as a profession...: I would not change anything--I love to play golf and travel with my wife
Greatest pride: Being Kansas City Golf Association junior golf champion
Most-visited website that’s not work-related: Yahoo.com
On volunteering: I love giving back to society and growing the game of golf for the wonderful life and experiences that I have had.
On the Course:
Has golfed for: 50 years
What Ken would like to see more of on the course: I like and favor the traditions of the game.
Favorite Tour player: Tom Watson. I played junior golf with him while growing up in Kansas City. A true gentleman in every sense of the word and a great ambassador of golf.
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Somehow making the older golf courses more challenging to the great players. The technology has made some of them obsolete.
One Rule of Golf Ken would like to change: Allow two mulligans a round!!!
Importance of junior golf: It is a game of life experiences--both the good and the bad.