Golf Industry Spotlights

Golf Channel: Dr. Michael Cooper Discusses Diversity in Golf

Dr. Michael Cooper, Chairman of the World Golf Foundation’s Diversity Task Force, made his second appearance on Golf Channel in as many weeks. The second-go-round, Dr. Cooper discussed the role and vision of the Diversity Task Force , as well as some of it’s current activities. To hear or download an extended interview with Dr. […]

Golf Channel: Advocates Pro Tour, Helping Communities & Diversifying Golf

Dr. Michael Cooper, chairman of the World Golf Foundation’s Diversity Committee, appeared on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive to discuss the Advocates Pro Tour and the impact it has on diversifying the game. Cooper was also joined by tour member Doug Smith of Columbus, Ohio, who details what life on the tour is like. The mission […]

Golf’s Next Generation of Leaders

 USGA &World Golf Foundation Host First-Ever Emerging Leaders Forum In January, the USGA and the World Golf Foundation hosted the first Emerging Leaders Forum at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fl. At this event, 14 individuals who were identified as future leaders from within the golf industry came together for a leadership experience […]

Celebrating Black History Month: The Dewey Brown Story

Dewey Brown: The First African-American PGA Professional An unwavering love for the game propelled Brown through racial division and a turbulent time in golf’s history By Tony L. Starks Dewey Brown became a member of the PGA of America in 1928. Twenty-nine at the time, and working at what is presently The Shawnee Inn & […]

Allen and Mullins: Long Drive Champs at Mile High Showdown

DENVER, Colo. (July 25, 2017) – The Park Hill Golf Club in Denver, Colorado is where it all went down for Mile High Showdown Champions Maurice Allen and Troy Mullins. The first-ever televised World Long Drive Association title was a much sought-after prize for contestants. The high elevation of Denver offered an ideal setting for welcoming two […]

Tackling life and overcoming cerebral palsy, golf professional Chris Biggins lets nothing dampen his passion for golf

In life, every person deals with their own challenges. Some have more difficult battles than others, but no matter the case, positivity is vital to overcome. For Chris Biggins, a recent graduate of the Methodist University PGA Golf Management program and newly minted PGA Assistant Professional at Country Club of Birmingham (Alabama), the “glass half […]