Golf Industry Spotlights

A Young Moroccan’s Journey With Golf

Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella recently traveled to Morocco to meet a young man named Ayoub Idomar, who’s taking on the journey of becoming a professional. Ginella reported the inspirational encounter on Instagram: In reporting the development of golf in Morocco, and as the country embarks on what’s next in terms of land identification, timing and […]

Tajma Brown Serving in the PGA WORKS Fellowship Program

Through the PGA WORKS Fellowship program, Tajma Brown, 24, of Wilmington, Delaware, is blazing new trails for workforce diversification in the game of golf. Brown, who works with the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, is one of three people along with Jessica Asbury (Carolinas PGA Section) and Christina Paulsen (New Jersey PGA Section) to currently serve in […]

Affordable Junior Golf Program Expands to 700 Courses in 23 States

Youth on Course — the non-profit providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – announced a partnership with the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) to bring affordable junior golf to the oldest regional golf association in the United States. Members ages 6-18 in this territory will be able to […]

Beatty Elected to Omaha Hall of Fame

For five consecutive years (1975-80), James Beatty was named among the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) – an honor bestowed upon individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who show exemplary commitment to improving the Omaha (Nebraska) community through selfless acts of kindness while excelling in their professional careers. Earlier this year, Beatty was elected […]

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 & […]