BEN KLINE

Executive Director
Ben Kline on Pebble Beach 10th hole

"Every moment on the course, like every moment in life, it to some degree unique and unrepeatable."

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Golf in the Kingdom

When I was a teenager I played golf a handful of times with a father who was passionate about the game, but I didn't get it. On the course with dad, I would easily grow frustrated. I just didn't get it. These days, I am fascinated by the game and never get bored and very rarely frustrated. There's always some lesson to be learned. For me, golf is a mirror, a source of inspiration and a wellspring of stimulating connections, both personal and phenomenological.

After working for 23 years in the Washington, D.C. area in a variety of roles in the computer and inter-networking industries, my life made a seismic shift. In 2003, I met my future wife, quit my job and moved to Marin County in Northern California. At that point I had been playing golf for a few years and was trying to figure out the next phase of my career. Influenced by my passion for golf, I got a Masters degree in sport psychology. During my studies, a friend told me about the Golf in the Kingdom workshop at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. I had already read the book and in April 2005, I attended the workshop where I met SIS founder Steve Cohen and Extraordinary Golf™ coach Bill Condaxis. That was my introduction to The Society and to so many wonderful friends and fun events. 

I look forward to getting to know many more members and serving as the Society’s leader as we all carry the torch for the Spirit of the Great Gemme together.