Kenneth R. Kennerly named President of PopStroke Productions and Shane Robichaud tapped as President of PopStroke Greens
JUPITER, FL – PopStroke Entertainment Group, a national leader in golf entertainment co-owned by Tiger Woods, today announced two golf-industry veterans have joined the organization – Kenneth R. Kennerly as President of PopStroke Productions and Shane Robichaud as President of PopStroke Greens. Both subsidiary companies are based out of PopStroke’s corporate headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.
“We’re excited to welcome Ken and Shane to the PopStroke team,” said Founder Greg Bartoli. “Both are leaders in the golf industry and will help elevate our brand during our rapid expansion in 2022 and beyond.”
“Ken is one of the most respected leaders in the golf industry, and his work in producing a world-class experience at the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic over the last 16 years has been extraordinary,” said Bartoli. “I am excited to work with Ken as he leads our efforts in establishing the PopStroke National Putting Series while also continuing our mission to create memorable events and experiences at our venues. In addition, Ken’s impeccable reputation in the industry will help foster corporate and strategic partnerships for PopStroke as we expand across the USA.”
“I am excited to join the PopStroke team at this exciting time in the company’s history,” said Kennerly. “I am extremely impressed by what Greg, Tiger, and the PopStroke Team have built, and I am eager to add my more than 34-year tenure in golf and event management to the PopStroke brand. 2022 will be an exciting year launching the PopStroke National Putting Tour to identify the best putter in the U.S.”
Kennerly will continue as the Executive Director of The Honda Classic. Over the past 15 years, the Honda has become a “must-attend” event on the PGA TOUR and is recognized as one of the most prestigious events in professional golf. Kennerly has spent more than 34 years in the sports marketing and management business with professional athlete management, corporate consulting, and professional event development and management background. In his tenure, Kennerly has worked with ProServ, Inc., Advantage International (now Octagon), Golden Bear International, IMG, and more recently with Pro Links Sports.
Kennerly also serves on multiple boards, including Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, American Junior Golf Association Foundation (AJGA), The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and formerly The Benjamin School. Ken earned his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.
“I am equally excited to welcome Shane to the PopStroke team. Shane has worked closely with Tiger and the TGR Design team for more than ten years on design and golf course construction,” said Bartoli. “He has played a critical role in the design process of our Fort Myers location as well as all of our 2022 and other future venues. Shane’s extensive experience in design, civil engineering, planning, and golf course construction management will be a tremendous asset to PopStroke as we continue to grow in the years ahead.”
Robichaud comes to PopStroke with more than 20 years of experience in golf course design on domestic and international projects for Tom Fazio and, more recently, Beau Welling Design. Since 2008, he has also served as a Senior Design Consultant for TGR Design. Robichaud graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.
“With my background in golf design, I love how PopStroke putting courses look and feel like ‘real’ golf courses with different visual layers of greens, roughs, bunkers, and landscaping,” said Robichaud. “It has also been fun to mix in the traditional design principles of variety, challenge, length, hazard placement, and, of course, fun to create a unique golf experience at each PopStroke property. This type of golf is truly available to all ages and all skill levels.”
For more information: www.popstroke.com
About PopStroke Entertainment Group
PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically advanced competitive golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke locations feature two 18-hole putting courses designed by Tiger Woods’ TGR Ventures and TGR Design. The amenities include a wide variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream, and food at every location while delivering an interactive and competitive golf experience for all players.
About TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures
TGR unites Tiger’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors off the course under a singular parent brand. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, TGR is guided by Tiger’s vision and driven by the qualities that have made him a champion: a focused mindset, a precise method, and a relentless pursuit of mastery. Their team is comprised of leaders from diverse backgrounds across education, technology, business, and sport, united in a shared mission to help others define, embody, and experience excellence in their own unique ways.
Media Contact: Melissa Sullivan, PopStroke Entertainment Group; Melissa.Sullivan@popstroke.com