Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, is the general manager at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, Calif. He earned a business administration degree from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. and is a past president of GCSAA. Prior to joining Winchester CC, Finlen worked at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, first as the director of golf then as general manager. His earlier work includes time as the director of golf course maintenance at Bayonet & Black Horse in Seaside, Calif., as a superintendent in Kansas City and in Virginia Beach, Va.
Finlen has been a certified superintendent since 1989 and a GCSAA member for over 35 years. He has also served as president of the California GCSA, The GCSA of Northern California, and The Heart of America GCSA. Finlen has taught both sessions and seminars at GIS.