Marty Gorsich
Marty Gorsich

The Century Club of San Diego, the host organization for the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open has named Marty Gorsich as its new CEO.

Gorsich joined the Century Club in April 2012 and has served as its COO since 2016. He has an extensive career in the sports industry, including 13 years with the San Diego Padres and positions with the San Diego Sports Commission and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.

He succeeds Peter Ripa, who will leave Century Club at the end of July after eight years as the organization’s CEO to take on the same role with a new LPGA tournament in his hometown of Tampa.

“We couldn’t be happier to promote Marty to the role of CEO,” said Tim Young, the tournament chairman for the Century Club of San Diego. “Throughout his seven years with the organization, he has served as a leader behind our impressive growth and many of the fresh and innovative ideas that have made the Farmers Insurance Open one of the best events on the PGA Tour and a staple of the San Diego sports and social calendar every January.

Gorsich is a San Diego native and a graduate of University High School and UC Santa Barbara. He lives in Clairemont.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected to serve as CEO of the Century Club of San Diego,” Gorsich said. “I’ve known ever since I started here more than seven years ago that we had something unique with the Farmers Insurance Open — it’s an event that occupies a special place in the hearts of San Diegans, shines a spotlight on our fantastic city and has a significant charitable impact for those in need in our local communities.

“Peter has been a great mentor during our time here together,” Gorsich added, “and I’m looking forward to applying the lessons I’ve learned from him and others who I have worked with throughout my career to continue improving the experience for our fans, sponsors, charitable partners and other stakeholders. We have a terrific team of talented and hard-working people on our staff, which gives me confidence moving forward.”