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Richmond Country Club
What is your competitive edge?
has been a golfers’
paradise since 1924. We
have about 400 members
and a round of golf will
take four hours. The
members are friendly and
diverse; we are truly a
community of people who
love the game of golf. Most of our members live in Marin County and
we are located just 15 minutes from central San Rafael.
There are a lot of golf courses to choose from in the Bay Area — but our
club offers the best practice facilities available. And people who play
golf want to improve their game. Our club has a huge grass driving
range, an entire hole dedicated to practice and a large pitching area in
addition to a challenging putting green.
Is there something about your business that isn’t widely known?
When people think of country clubs, they think elite clientele,
exclusivity and lack of diversity. Richmond Country Club is old-school-cool — we’ve been around since 1924 — and our community
is friendly, welcoming and diverse. It’s all about golf and friendships at
What are the history highlights of the club?
The Richmond Country Club is a four-time PGA Tour stop. Ben Hogan
played and competed here alongside Byron Nelson, Harold McSpaden,
Ed Dudley, Tony Penna and Craig Wood. Sam Snead won the 1945
Richmond Open with a 72-hole winning score of 283. In the early 1950s
Richmond hosted the women’s professional tour. Our fields included
the best women of the era, including “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, Louise
Suggs, Marlene and Alice Bauer, Peggy Kirk, Betsy Rawls, Marilyn
Smith and Betty Jamison.
RICHMOND COUN TRY CLUB, 1 MARKOVICH LANE, SAN PABLO, 510.495.4909,
Kathleen Nemetz, financial planner at
McClurg Capital Corporation
Financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst Kathleen
Nemetz, MBA, CFP, CDFA, helps create road maps to help people fund
their financial lives. These plans can protect her clients while guiding
their ongoing investment or financial decisions. She offers a fee-based
service as well as traditional investments. Her practice is located with
McClurg Capital Corporation, in San Rafael, a member of FINRA and
SIPC. Her affiliation with the investment boutique McClurg Capital
affords her clients uncommon personal service combined with the
financial strength and custodial services of the Pershing division of the
Bank of New York Mellon.
What was your first investment?
Microsoft stock shortly after the initial public offering. I was 29
Describe your competitive edge.
From my own personal experience and travels, I know that life can
What are some of the life
be greatly simplified. I lived abroad for seven years and apply
my knowledge of different lifestyles when suggesting changes
to people who need to transition to other life choices. I also work
in collaboration with other
professionals, for instance,
attorneys and CPAs in the
Collaborative Law Practices of
Marin and San Francisco. My
practice affiliation with McClurg
provides a high level of personal
service as we are a small
boutique firm with the safety of
a big bank behind it. We clear
through Pershing LLC, owned by
the Bank of New York Mellon.
issues you help clients resolve?
Many of my clients are going through transitions such as retirement or
divorce. Sometimes the transition is related to end-of-life decisions,
concerning estate planning. Whatever the issues, I help my clients
inventory what their assets may be. We also discuss what decisions are
necessary to fund any goals.
KATHLEEN NEMETZ, 950 NORTHGATE DRIVE, SUITE 301, SAN RAFAEL,
415.472.1445, EXT. 306, KNEMETZ@MCCLURGCAPITAL.COM,