Advisory Board

Darrell Crall, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, PGA of America

Leigh Bader
Executive Vice President, Global Value Commerce

Jim Baugh
President, Jim Baugh Consulting

J.R. Bergantino
Director, Golf and International, Rain Bird Corporation

Jane Blalock
Chief Executive Officer, JBC, Golf, Inc.

Denver Caldwell
Manager, John Deere Agricultural & Turf Division

Dr. Michael Cooper
Diversity & Inclusion Officer, OAI, Inc.

John Easterbrook
Chief Membership Officer, PGA of America

Rick Farrant
Founder / Principal, GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness

Jane Geddes
Executive Director, IAGA

Bill Golden
President, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Stephen Hamblin
Executive Director, American Junior Golf Association

Cathy Harbin
President, On Course Operations

Jerry Hinckley
CBD & Marketing Officer, Leisure Financial Group, LLC.

Kevin Holleran
President, E-Z-GO

John Iacono
President, Zero Friction

Rand Jerris
Senior Managing Director, Public Services, USGA

Jay Karen
Chief Executive Officer, NGCOA

Bob Maggiore
Chief Marketing Officer, TaylorMade

Mike McCarley
President, Golf Channel, Inc.

Jay Mottola
Executive Director, Metropolitan Golf Association

Jon Podany
Chief Marketing Officer, Ladies Professional Golf Association

Geoff Russell
Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, Golf Channel

Dick Sullivan
President & Chief Executive Officer, PGA TOUR Superstore

Pam Swensen
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Women’s Golf Association

Ty Votaw
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, PGA TOUR

Matt Williams
Director of Golf Development, Masters Tournament Foundation

Justin Apel
Executive Director, Golf Course Builders Association of America

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.
CEO, The First Tee

Joseph Beditz
President & CEO, National Golf Foundation

Andy Bilodeau
Senior VP – Golf Division, Wasserman Media Group

Mark Burnett
COO, ClubCorp

Dennis Cone
Founder/CEO, Professional Caddies Association

Marc Dufour
President and CEO, Club Car, LLC

Rhett Evans
CEO, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Brad Felenstein
Director of Business Development, Sports Illustrated Golf Group

Ignacio Giraldo
General Manager Nike Golf North America, Nike

Rawleigh Grove
Chairman, United States Golf Manufacturers Council

Brad Hamilton
General Manager – Commercial Division, The Toro Company

Kris Hart
CEO, Nextgengolf

Jim Hinckley
Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Century Golf Partners

John Hugghins
Senior Vice President, TPC Operations, PGA TOUR

Joshua Jacobs
CEO, TGA Premier Junior Golf

Steve Jubb
Executive Director, National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Guy Kinnings
Global Head of Golf, IMG Golf

Ken May
CEO, TopGolf

Jeff Morgan
CEO, Club Managers Association of America

Jack Peter
President, World Golf Hall of Fame

Chad Ritterbusch
Executive Director, American Society of Golf Course Architects

Mark Steinberg
Partner, Excel Sports Management

Rick Summers
CEO, Golf Range Association of America

Jerry Tarde
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Golf Digest

Henry Wallmeyer
President & CEO, National Club Association

World Golf Foundation Representatives
Steve Mona
President & Chief Executive Officer
Peggy Norton
Project Manager, GOLF 20/20