KUTZTOWN, PA — Sittler Golf Center is announcing that it will be celebrating its final season at its original Kutztown site. Located at 15475 Kutztown Rd., Sittler Golf has been a mainstay of the Kutztown community since the 1960’s and has grown over the past 26 years to become a nationally award-winning facility. One of America’s “Top 100 Golf Shops,” golfers from all over the world have visited Sittler Golf to gain an edge with their exceptional club fitting experience. It is that explosive growth that precipitated the search for a new, larger location.
Purchased in 1993 by Kutztown natives Rick and Patty Kline as a driving range, mini-golf and ice cream shop it has been a distinct small business success story. The pair met as students at Kutztown University and Rick subsequently began his golf career as an apprentice at Marriott Seaview Resort of Absecon, New Jersey. It was there that he chanced upon a fellow Kutztowner and exchanged business cards. Ten years and several promotions later, he received a follow-up call on that exchange - to see if he might have interest to purchase a golf driving range in his hometown. The two 29-year-olds with a young family were suddenly faced with the decision to own their first business – and they took it. Early years saw them living between two states, each parent caring for one child. Rick coached the Kutztown golf team for over a decade.