Meet Our Board

John E. Kobara

The Basics:

Name: John E. Kobara

City of residence: South Pasadena

Club: Screaming Eagle

Profession: Foundation Executive

Family: Married. Three grown children.

Volunteer and committee involvement:Boards of Coro Foundation of SoCal; Walden University; Board of Visitors of Department of Sociology UCLA; National Advisory Board Grameen America; Board of Governors Japanese American National Museum

What you Didn’t Know:

First car: Datsun 510

Favorite book: War of Art

Favorite quote: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Greatest pride: Being a dad of three healthy, happy college graduates.

Most visited website that’s not work-related:

On volunteering:Giving back to the community through your passions is the most satisfying part of my career.

On the Course:

Has golfed for:Off and on 35 years

Favorite TOUR players: Rickie Fowler and Michelle Wie

What part of the game needs to change?: Speed of play and growing the game.

Importance of junior golf:Engaging young people in a sport that emphasizes integrity, independent thinking, self discipline and networking is a powerful form of education and career development.