Gretchen and Melissa believe that anyone who wants to be a golfer should be given the opportunity to learn, which is the foundation that built Driving Pursuits KC in 2018. At a sales conference on a golf course, they recognized that they and many others lacked the ability to play.

Driving Pursuits KC is committed to providing a fun, non-threatening environment for our members to become comfortable enough with golf to achieve their golf goals – whether that means golfing with family, friends, or taking your largest prospective client out for a round.

All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome in the DPKC family. 


Melissa Windon

Founder, Driving Pursuits KC

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Gretchen Hayes

Founder, Driving Pursuits KC

Melissa is originally from Memphis, TN but made her way to Kansas City over 20 years ago. As an employee benefits consultant, she's focused on helping her clients grow their business and recruit top talent. She understands that no single approach is the right one for every client, therefore, she offers unique insurance product solutions. Melissa loves to travel (often visiting family in Jupiter, FL),  is a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters KC.  She loves golf because it builds confidence, integrity, and improves self discipline.

Gretchen is a high energy, dynamic advisor who prefers the holistic approach to insurance. Her passion for advocating for female executives started as an account exec for HERLIFE magazine, then truly developed when she became a member of Underground Social KC. Gretchen's time outside the office is spent with her husband, Chris, and their three silly boys.