Get to Know:

Ken Bien, Immediate Past President

The Basics:

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.