Joe Munsch, President
Joe Munsch is a veteran of the golf industry with executive-level experience in financial management, operations, construction and design. He has extensive experience in the development and operation of both public courses and private clubs.
Munsch joined Eagle Golf in 2002 after 27 years with ClubCorp and American Golf Corporation. He served in various capacities at ClubCorp including controller and president of both the financial management and construction and design divisions. In 1986, he was named Executive Vice President of Development, where he oversaw startup, design, construction and planning for all new ClubCorp properties.
Munsch began working with Golf Enterprises, Inc. (GEI) in 1996 before the company merged with American Golf Corporation in 1997. He was named EVP of Private Club Operations before becoming COO a year later with responsibility for more than 300 public, private or resort facilities in both the United States and United Kingdom.
He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Texas, Austin.
Dale Folmar, Executive Vice President
Dale Folmar has more than 25 years experience operating and managing both public and private courses. He currently directs all company golf initiatives in addition to overseeing operations at the company’s daily fee courses.
After joining the company in 2000 as a General Manager, Folmar was promoted to Regional Manager a year later and Vice President of Operations in 2006. He was named Senior Vice President of Golf operations in 2007. In more than decade with the company, Folmar has played an integral role in the development of key aspects of Eagle Golf’s management approach to course conditions, customer service and membership development.
A native Texan, Folmar is a graduate of Navarro College and Hilton College of Restaurant Management.
Karl Ludeke, Regional Vice President
Karl Ludeke is the Regional Vice President at Eagle Golf, with responsibility for the daily fee operations at our courses throughout the State of Texas. Karl has over 25 years of experience in the golf industry in various management positions. Notable is his 3 years as General Manager at Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio, TX where he led his team to generate over $4 million in revenues and the club was voted #1 by the readers of the San Antonio Express News each year.
Karl’s greatest strengths are creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. When Karl joined Eagle, he brought with him the original Practice, Learn and Play program, or PLP, now a staple within our Company and a program that generates well over $2.5 million per year in revenues.
In 2013 Karl was recognized with the President’s Award by Eagle Golf, a distinctive award only few have received. Other honors include Golf Club of The Year while serving as General Manager at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch in 2003 and 2013. Karl is a Class A member of the PGA of America and served as a member of the President’s Council on Growing the Game since 2006.
Karl lives in Katy, TX with his wife Lindsey and their four children.
Rob Larkin, Executive Vice President of Private Clubs
Mr. Larkin is Executive Vice President of Private Clubs for Eagle Golf. He has extensive experience in multi-course operations and asset management. In his role with Eagle Golf, Mr. Larkin is responsible for the daily oversight and management of Eagle’s Private Country Clubs. Prior to his current role, Mr. Larkin served as Vice President of Asset Management for Arcis Equity, a Senior Regional Manager at ClubCorp and Vice President at Pegasus Golf. In these roles, he was responsible for the repositioning, integration, and asset management of golf and country clubs.
Rob is a member of the PGA of America and is originally from Southern California. Rob is married to his wife Angie who has been the Women’s Golf Coach at TCU since 1994. They reside in Keller and have two children, Brittney (16) and Braeden (13).
Kathryn Comfort, Senior Vice President, Operations – Private Clubs
Kathryn Comfort has worked for more than 25 years in athletic and private club management. She joined Eagle Golf in 2010 as VP of Development and later that year became Senior VP of Operations for private clubs.
Comfort is responsible for much of Eagle Golf’s approach to private club management including Board of Governor relations, committee involvement and creating fun activities for members, which enhance opportunities for membership growth. With the growth of Eagle Golf in 2014, Ms. Comfort is taking on the role of Vice President of Membership and Sales for the Private Club Division. This new position will allow her to narrow her focus to growing Club Membership through the creation of Private Events and Tournaments, thus improving Private Club revenues while creating magical memories for Members and their Guests.
She began her career in Dallas athletic clubs before taking over as General Manager at Diamond Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, where Golf Enterprises named her Rookie GM of the Year. She took over operations at The Club At Sonterra in San Antonio in 1999 where American Golf Corporation would name her GM of the Year. After earning the most prestigious honor for a General Manager, filling the club’s membership roster and enacting a wait list, she was promoted to Regional Manager with Century Golf as a member of the Membership Team with a focus on membership growth and retention.
Comfort is from Longview, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University.
Scott Siddons, General Counsel
Scott Siddons has over twenty years of legal experience both in law firms and as general counsel. He was formerly a partner in two boutique law firms in Dallas before venturing out on his own to acquire a national energy services company where he was the majority shareholder and President/General Counsel. He has extensive experience in advising companies in the areas of insurance, risk management, construction law, mergers and acquisitions, tort and commercial litigation, contract negotiations, employment law , real estate, bank and private equity financing, and general corporate matters. In addition, in his role as President of a national energy services company, he managed and was responsible for all aspects of the company including operations, sales, finance, and legal.
Scott graduated from SMU in 1988 cum laude with degrees in Finance and Urban Land Economics. He received a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. He is an AV rated lawyer who is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas and in several Federal District Courts. Additionally, Scott graduated with honors from SMU with an MBA in 2008.
Scott and his wife Juliet currently reside in Dallas with their twin daughters Sarah and Ashley.
Scott Carrier, Senior Vice President, Agronomy
Scott Carrier has over two decades of experience managing both public and private golf courses and has managed every golf course turf species grown in North America. He currently oversees all Agronomic process and maintenance initiatives for Eagles portfolio.
After joining the company in 1997 as an Assistant Superintendent, Carrier was promoted to Superintendent in 1999 and Regional Superintendent in 2001 and finally Director of Maintenance in 2008.
After a brief stint as VP of Agronomy for another firm, Scott returned to his home and assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Agronomy with Eagle in June, 2014.
Carrier is a graduate of Penn State and lives in Lantana, TX with his wife Kathy and his two daughters, Claudia and Melanie.
Ed E. Easley, Senior Vice President, Agronomy & Construction
Ed Easley has been in the golf course industry since the 1970s and has been involved in the design, maintenance and construction of over 50 golf courses. He oversees all of Eagle Golf’s golf course design and construction projects from start to finish while also managing agronomy practices throughout the company.
Prior to joining Eagle Golf, Ed worked with Desmond Muirhead, Inc., a worldwide planning and golf course design firm, where he was Senior Golf Course Architect and Construction Manager on all projects. His golf course architecture, construction, and course maintenance crisscrosses the globe from the United States, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Guam, Dubai UAE and Lebanon to Mexico.
Easley graduated from the turf grass management program at Oklahoma State University and has been a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association for 20 years.