STORM KING GOLF CLUB
TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Storm King Golf Club was founded in 1894 and remains one of the oldest continuing golf grounds in New York. The former 9-hole course will be reimagined into one of the most distinctive golfing grounds in the world. Once completed, the transformed Storm King Golf Club is designed to give players a one-of-a kind, exceptional, and highly memorable but ever-changing golf experience.

With a meandering creek and spectacular mountain views throughout the 64-acre property, the grounds will consist of striking visuals, classic design features, varieties of teeing options and massive green complexes (triple, double and single greens) providing a near endless number of unique course routings delivering differentiated and unforgettable golf experiences right in the heart of Cornwall!

* 50+ unique golf holes within a 50-acre playing footprint
* Infinite unique loops (i.e. 3, 6, 12, 15 holes) with start and finish locations across the property
* Unrivaled routings to include consecutive par (7 par-5s, 8 par-4s or 9 par-3s) versions
* Integrated short-game practice parcel with various 9-hole routings for simultaneous play when in use
* Variety of 9-hole loops to/from the clubhouse
* 18-hole routings including a Par 71 championship test at over 7,100 yards
* Routings will vary day-by-day and tailored to the group(s) being served

The transformed Storm King Golf Club will truly be Golf Reimagined and a source of pride for Cornwall, the Hudson Valley and the entire State of New York!

INVESTMENT AND IMPACT

* $10MM planned initial investment into this passion project includes the purchase, transformation and improvements to the property and clubhouse by the non-profit foundation looking to serve young golfers, veterans, disable veterans and patrons of the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation including public access to local golfers in good standing with the HVGF
* The property, Town of Cornwall zoned Agriculture Rural Residence (ARR), has been a golf course since 1896 and is deed restricted to remain a golf course before and after the renovation/transformation
* The transformative golf experience will be a unique destination in the golf world attracting new visitors from across the region, state and country resulting in positive economic impact for local businesses and the community

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

* Reducing the watering footprint of the property by converting out-of-play areas from current turf grass to fescue and other sustainable natural areas
* Removed asphalt golf cart paths to both reduce the overall impervious cover of the property and to increase natural areas through the elimination of an unsightly, harmful ground covering
* The Town of Cornwall provides broad tree-removal rights, however we are very selectively removing trees required for course transformation with preservation of as many trees as possible in the non-golfing areas (similar to required/desired tree removal to accommodate building a house, driveway and front/back yards for a new home on a wooded lot which was the case for every home in Cornwall as some point in the past given the entire Cornwall area was once a forest)
* The finished project will result in a stunning, natural golf palate reminiscent of the late 1800’s with amplified, sweeping views of the surrounding mountains
* Recently sold the existing fleet of gas golf carts to reduce our carbon footprint
* In conjunction with DEC and our hydrologists, we are studying water withdrawal options, including potential ground wells, in an effort to execute a water plan with minimal overall impact (golf course historically used 100% of its water through direct water withdrawal from the creek presumably since the late 1800’s)
* The transformation of the golf course is state-governed by a SWPPP plan which has been reviewed and approved by the Town of Cornwall, the MS4 approving authority, on Monday, March 22nd, executed by Supervisor Randazzo on Tuesday, March 23rd and approved by the State of New York on Thursday, March 25th

For your convenience, please find the following documents providing more detail related to the project and the approvals in place:
SWPPP Plan
SWPPP MS4 Acceptance and Approval Form
SWPPP Approval Confirmation

PROJECT TIMELINE

* Originally planned timeline to complete the course transformation and grow-in by the end of the growing season (approximately October 2021) to aggressively reduce the construction timeline and unsightliness for our neighbors with a hopeful open date in mid-2022
* Any delays in the project will highly likely move the construction period into 2022, thus a completion of the project and opening date TBD at a later time
* Our wish is to complete the construction phase as quickly as possible, but please understand we may be subject to delays outside of our control

ABOUT US

Inspired by a West Point Cadet’s commitment to service, the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation is committed to hosting the Army West Point Golf Team, veterans, youth and other charitable endeavors at Storm King Golf Club and its Foundation House.

DUTY

The commitment West Point​ Cadets make to our nation​.

HONOR

Veteran initiatives honoring those​ that sacrificed for all of us​.

COUNTRY

Youth Initiatives for those who will define and determine the future of our great nation.

TREY
OWEN

President – Director

Mr. Trey Owen’s entrepreneurial career is built on a foundation of instilling vision, purpose, values, structure, transparency, accountability and resiliency into a company’s culture and operations. He currently serves as President, CEO and Board Member for United PF Partners, the largest Planet Fitness franchisee group with 170+ locations across 14 states which he started with a single location in 2010. Additionally, Mr. Owen helped create the Planet Fitness Independent Franchisee Council (PFIFC) in 2014 and served as the inaugural President of the association until 2017.

Mr. Owen is also the co-founder of JLM Financial Partners (JLM), a private equity firm started in 2015 where he focuses on investor relations, driving operational excellence in the firm’s investments as well as providing strategic oversight and direction to JLM’s portfolio companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for two Top Golf Franchisee entities where JLM is the majority owner and managing partner: Sports Entertainment Asia HK, Limited (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) based in Shanghai and TG SEA Development Pte., Ltd. (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) based in Singapore.

Mr. Owen graduated in 1994 from The United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Management where he played collegiate golf for Army West Point. The team won four consecutive Patriot League Team titles while Mr. Owen was a Cadet. Individually, Mr. Owen won the 1993 Patriot League Championship and was named to the Patriot League All-Decade and 25th Anniversary Teams. Mr. Owen’s competitive amateur career is highlighted by 14 USGA and R&A Championships including 6 U.S. Mid-Amateurs, 7 British Mid-Amateurs and the British Amateur in 2002.

Mr. Owen and his wife, Shannon, reside in Austin, Texas with their school-age daughters. The Owen family’s philanthropic interests include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Mr. Owen was a club kid), Daughters of the American Revolution, West Point and various other support-oriented non-profits for children, veterans and others in need.

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CHRIS
GRAY

VP - Director

Mr. Chris Gray’s career in golf course design, course construction, foundation leadership and large-scale project management gives the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation a unique Director. Mr. Gray’s work has and is marked by visionary projects, influenced by significant contributors to the game and performed with a creative desire to serve and impact golf and the various constituencies with whom he works. Mr. Gray currently serves as President of Grayworks, LLC which is his golf design and consulting business started in 2004. Mr. Gray performs a wide variety of work including managing large scale development projects, acquisitions and golf design and construction projects throughout the US as well as South Africa and British Virgin Islands.

Prior to Grayworks, LLC Mr. Gray worked for PGA TOUR for 15 years under both Commissioners Deane Beman and Tim Finchem. For a decade Mr. Gray was in charge of all aspects of golf course design, construction, course modifications and tournament site selection for the Tournament Players Club (TPC) network, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and other Tours. Mr. Gray led the historic renovation and redesign of TPC Harding Park which has hosted the PGA Championship, Presidents Cup, and multiple World Golf Championships and Schwab Cups. Mr. Gray also designed TPC Deere Run with co-designer D.A. Weibring.

Mr. Gray’s contributions to golf include being part of teams that envisioned and built World Golf Village & World Golf Hall of Fame and the formation and launching of First Tee from start-up to over 150 locations. Mr. Gray also founded First Tee Naples/Collier in 2007 and led the organization for over a decade as its Chairman while impacting thousands of children with core values taught through the game of golf in Naples, Golden Gate and Immokalee Florida.

Mr. Gray comes from the Pete Dye family tree of golf course designers, working on golf construction crews for Mr. Dye’s designs throughout the southeast in the 1980s. Mr. Gray worked under noted golf course designer Bobby Weed which implanted a strong work ethic, respect for the history of golf course design and an enthusiastic desire to be in-the-field to carry out the design work.

Mr. Gray is a graduate of the University of Georgia, holding a bachelors of Landscape Architecture. He and his wife, Ana, reside in Shelby, North Carolina having three grown children.

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CHAD
BAGLEY

Secretary – Director

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Retired, Chad Bagley’s career has and is dedicated to service of our Nation, both in and out of uniform. LTC(R) Bagley currently serves as the Head Golf Coach of the Army West Point Men’s Golf Team, where his efforts are directed toward winning golf championships and being a key contributor to the Cadets’ 47-Month Leader Development Experience, designed to produce commissioned leaders of character for the United States Army.

Since taking over the Army West Point Golf Program in the Summer of 2017, the Army Golf Team is undefeated against rival Navy, placed nine Cadets on All- Patriot League Golf Teams, had two Patriot League Scholar Athletes of the Year, won one Patriot League Team Championship, and made one NCAA Regional Appearance. Due to the Cadets’ outstanding contributions, Coach Bagley was recognized as Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2019.

Prior to assuming his duties as head of the Army West Point Golf Program, Coach Bagley spent 22 years in the United States Army, serving as both a Field Artillery and Adjutant General Officer.

Coach Bagley’s various duty assignments led him throughout the Continental United States, but also called him to serve in Panama, South Korea, Hawai’i, as well as deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). In a previous tour at West Point, Bagley served as a tactical officer and regimental executive officer after completing a M.S. degree in Counseling and Leader Development from Long Island University. Some of Coach Bagley’s notable awards and decorations are the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.

A 1995 graduate of West Point, Coach Bagley was a four-year member of the Army Golf Team, earning three varsity letters during his tenure in the Black, Gray and Gold. He earned All-Patriot League honors as a junior and served as the Black Knights' team captain during his final campaign. The Black Knights won the Patriot League Championships all four seasons that Bagley was a member of the squad.

Coach Bagley and his wife, Susan, reside in West Point, NY with their high school aged daughter. The Bagley Family also have two children who are current Cadets at West Point and will soon take their place in the ranks of the United States Army in service to our Nation.

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Ralph C.
Hamm, III

Treasurer – Director

Mr. Ralph Hamm, III, is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo and currently serves as the Division Executive for the Mountain region within Commercial Banking. Mr. Hamm leads with a culture first mentality driven by three guideposts- teamwork, being accountable and playing to win. The Mountain Division is focused on three market segments serving the financial needs of business banking, middle market and mid-corporate clients across Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas ranging from $5 million to $1 billion in annual revenue.

Ralph joined Wells Fargo in 2000. After graduating from Wells Fargo’s Credit Management Training Program, he spent six years as a relationship manager in Dallas on a middle market team, five years as a regional vice president leading a middle market team in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, and, seven years, as a division manager, leading four middle market teams across Oregon and the Inland Northwest. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Hamm was a field artillery officer in the United States Army and a professional golfer. After two years playing on mini-tours throughout the United States as well as Canada, Mr. Hamm earned a M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Hamm graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1994 with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a civil engineering area of study where he played collegiate golf and was a teammate of both Mr. Owen and Coach Bagley. Mr. Hamm was a four year letterman for the Army West Point golf team, captained the squad in his fourth year and contributed to four consecutive Patriot League Championships. Mr. Hamm earned multiple all-patriot league honors and contributed to numerous wins over Navy. While in officer in the United States Army, Mr. Hamm qualified for the All-Army golf team, the All Armed Forces team and represented the United States on the All Armed Forces team for in international Ryder cup style match in Canada. Other highlights from Mr. Hamm’s golf career include qualifying for the 1994 United States Amateur and the 1996 Nike Colorado Classic.

Mr. Hamm and his wife, Meggan, live in Denver, Colorado with their two sons. Mr. Hamm also serves as a Director on the board of the Henrys Fork Foundation. Prior board non-profit board affiliations include- the Oregon Business Council, Greater Portland Inc., the Oregon Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District and the alumni board for the Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas.

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The Hudson Valley Golf Foundation (HVGF) is a separate, incorporated organization with an independent Board of Directors and is not legally affiliated with The United States Military Academy, Army West Point Athletics or the West Point Association of Graduates.