Advisory Board

Jay Karen, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, National Golf Course Owners Association

Rhett Evans, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer,
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Justin Apel
Executive Director, Golf Course Builders Association of America

Harry Arnett
Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Callaway Golf

Leigh Bader
Executive Vice President, Global Value Commerce

Joseph Beditz
President & Chief Executive Officer, National Golf Foundation

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

Andy Bilodeau
Senior Vice President – Golf Division, Wasserman Media Group

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

Dennis Cone
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Professional Caddies Association

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

Darrell Crall
Chief Operating Officer, PGA of America

Rick Farrant
Founder / Principal, GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness

Brad Felenstein
Director of Business Development, Sports Illustrated Golf Group

Jane Geddes
Executive Director, LPGA Amateur Golf Association

Bill Golden
President, Golf Tourism Solutions

Rawleigh Grove
Chairman, United States Golf Manufacturers Council

Stephen Hamblin
Executive Director, American Junior Golf Association

Brad Hamilton
General Manager – Commercial Division, The Toro Company

Cathy Harbin
President, On Course Operations

Kris Hart
Chief Executive Officer, Nextgengolf

Jerry Hinckley
Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer,
Leisure Financial Group, LLC.

Jim Hinckley
Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Century Golf Partners

Larry Hirsh
President, Golf Property Analysts

John Iacono
President, Zero Friction

Rand Jerris
Senior Managing Director, Public Services,
United States Golf Association

Steve Jubb
Executive Director, National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Eric Kuester
Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Pinehurst

Ricki Lasky
Senior Vice President, Tournament Business Affairs & LPGA Properties, LPGA

Bob Maggiore
Chief Marketing Officer, TaylorMade

Ed McEnroe
Senior Vice President, IMG Events, IMG

Jeff Morgan
CEO, Club Managers Association of America

Laura Neal
Senior Vice President Communications, PGA TOUR

Mike Parkhurst
Vice President Golf Sales, E-Z-GO

Andy Pierce
President & Chief Executive Officer, Lagardere Sports

David Pillsbury
Chief Executive Officer, ClubCorp

David Plaster
Golf Sales & Marketing Manager, John Deere

Chad Ritterbusch
Executive Director, American Society of Golf Course Architects

Dave Schaefer
Vice President of Communications, Golf Channel

Lincoln Silver
Vice President Business Development, Topgolf Media

Mark Steinberg
Partner, Excel Sports Management

Dick Sullivan
President & Chief Executive Officer, PGA TOUR Superstore

Rick Summers
CEO, Golf Range Association of America

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

Mark Wagner
President & Chief Executive Officer, Club Car

Bill Walker
Executive Director, IAGA

Henry Wallmeyer
President & Chief Executive Officer, National Club Association

Matt Williams
Director of Golf Development, Masters Tournament Foundation

World Golf Foundation Representatives
Greg McLaughlin
Chief Executive Officer

Steve Mona
Senior Advisor

James Cramer
Vice President Communications

Peggy Norton
Project Manager, WE ARE GOLF