Advisory Board

Darrell Crall, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, PGA of America

Justin Apel
Executive Director, Golf Course Builders Association of America

Leigh Bader
Executive Vice President, Global Value Commerce

Joseph Beditz
President & CEO, National Golf Foundation

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

Andy Bilodeau
Senior VP – Golf Division, Wasserman Media Group

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

Mark Burnett
COO, ClubCorp

Dennis Cone
Founder/CEO, Professional Caddies Association

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

Keith Dawkins
Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

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

Rick Farrant
Founder / Principal, GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness

Brad Felenstein
Director of Business Development, Sports Illustrated Golf Group

Jane Geddes
Chief Executive Officer, LPGA Women Who Play

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

Kevin Holleran
President, E-Z-GO

John Iacono
President, Zero Friction

Rand Jerris
Senior Managing Director, Public Services, USGA

Steve Jubb
Executive Director, National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Jay Karen
Chief Executive Officer, National Golf Course Owners Association

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

Jack Peter
President, World Golf Hall of Fame

Andy Pierce
President & Chief Executive Officer, Lagardere Sports

David Plaster
Golf Sales & Marketing Manager, John Deere

Jon Podany
Chief Commercial Officer, Ladies Professional Golf Association

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

Matt Williams
Director of Golf Development, Masters Tournament Foundation

Henry Wallmeyer
President & CEO, National Club Association

World Golf Foundation Representatives
Steve Mona
President & Chief Executive Officer
James Cramer
Vice President Communications
Peggy Norton
Project Manager, WE ARE GOLF