OUR STORY

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. 
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FOUNDERS

Founder, Driving Pursuits KC

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Gretchen Hayes

Founder, Driving Pursuits KC

As a highly motivated insurance consultant and founder of Driving Pursuits KC, Melissa uses a progressive strategy to create employee benefits packages that reduce exposures and cost to attract and retain employees. She understands that no single approach is the right one for every client, therefore, she offers unique insurance product solutions. Melissa is a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves on committees for Go Red for Women and Band of Angels in Kansas City. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching the Chiefs, and golfing with her fiancé, Kyle. Melissa says the most rewarding part of Driving Pursuits KC is witnessing the members build confidence, integrity, and improve self-discipline through the game of golf.

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.