GOLF REIMAGINED

Founded by a group of philanthropic patriots, the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation was formed to provide opportunities and experiences at Storm King Golf Club, 10 minutes from West Point, that can only be described as Golf Reimagined!

REIMAGINED STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE

The Foundation, an IRS designated 501c3 charitable non-profit organization, exists for the benefit of the Army West Point collegiate golf program, veterans, disabled-veterans, youth, Foundation supporters and other charitable endeavors. The symphony of planned and purposeful interaction and relationships developed between Foundation beneficiaries and patrons should be life-enhancing and unforgettable for all.

REIMAGINED GOLF

To understand how golf will be played at Storm King Golf Club, one of the oldest golfing grounds in America, forget about the traditional, single-routing 9-hole or 18-hole golf experience.

A beautiful parkland setting with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and a meandering creek, Storm King’s existing 9-hole course is being transformed into one of the most distinctive and unique courses in the world designed to maximize flexibility, variety and fun!

Classic design features blended with an innovative layout including massive, transformative (single, double, triple and quadruple) green complexes plus a wide variety of teeing options produces a mind-blowing 50+ individual golf holes on a 50-acre canvas allowing for a near endless number of unique routings and experiences that change each day.

- 7/8/9: Consecutive par experience - 7 consecutive par-5s, 8 consecutive par-4s or 9 consecutive par-3s

- The Double 3 6: An eye-opening 8-hole, par 36 experience with 2 Par 3s, 2 Par 4s, 2 Par 5s and 2 Par 6s

- The Triple Ten: A 10-hole experience utilizing the 3 triple+ greens

- Youth Loops: Time-based loops of varying amounts of holes designed for age-appropriate youth play

- To The House: Variety of different routings starting anywhere on property, but ending at the Foundation House

- Championship Course: 18-hole par 71 routing at over 7,100 yards

- Embedded world-class practice parcel + course routings for simultaneous play while practice area is in use

- Massive 30,000sf green complex 18 th hole, practice putting green and putting course for off-course enjoyment

- Foundation House: Existing 6,000sf golf clubhouse to support the Foundation’s activities

- Very limited play each day to enhance the highly-differentiated experience at Storm King

TIMELINE

Transformation of the property has commenced in accordance with the State of New York SWPPP Permit and the Town of Cornwall Grading and Clearing Permit governing the construction. Completed in phases, Storm King Golf Club anticipates a preview opening of the entire grounds in late 2022.

SUPPORTING THE FOUNDATION/PROJECT

The Hudson Valley Golf Foundation is asking for additional like-minded, philanthropic patriots to help bring the vision to life and/or support the delivery of the mission over time. Should you be interested in learning more about the project and ways to participate please contact us at your convenience.

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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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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