The inventor and CEO is Richard Dean Kawka. The Fairway Golf Buddy idea was conceived in 2008. He then applied for a patent in 2009 and he was issued patent No. 8,196,250 on June 12, 2012. The next two years were devoted towards research and development. In 2014 The fairway Golf Buddy was formed as a Georgia LLC and in 2016 was incorporated as a S-corporation. We are an American company located in Powder Springs Ga. We use American manufacturers and American material suppliers. We sell directly to our “Golfing Customers’ & the Golf Product Distributors through this website.
Inventor, President, Owner
As inventor, president and owner, Dick Kawka has been instrumental in all phases of The Fairway Golf Buddy development from concept to the final product. He has 18 years of manufacturing experience in product cost, industrial engineering and corporate sales. He was part of various development companies who built resort complexes from the Florida Keys to the Alabama gulf coast. He is a Real Estate broker and has owned and worked for several R/E companies in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Dick has retired but will be instrumental in implementing “The Fairway Golf Buddy” company for the future business of the “Buddy”.
Vice President, Owner
Bruce is one of the patent owners and VP of The Fairway Golf Buddy Company since 2009. Bruce and Dick worked together to make the Fairway Golf Buddy dream come true. The patent was issued in June of 2012. Bruce practiced Urology as a doctor in Marietta, Georgia for 46 years and has recently retired. He was instrumental in starting the Urology Associates of Ga. in 1967. Today, Bruce spends most of his time with his wife Jane, his five children and their 13 grandchildren. When not on the golf course, he is working as the Vice President of The Fairway Golf Buddy Company.