Don Rea, PGA, Augusta Ranch, AZ and Allison George, Toad Valley, IA discuss the bounce back and surge in golfers at their courses coming out of Covid.
In this house chat segment, Cathy Harbin, Pine Ridge will share how SBA Loans, PPP and EIDL contributed to her ability to continue business
Augusta Ranch is launching PGA Family Cup. A tremendous program that is going to be the answer for all of those families wanting to do something fun together. Think PGA Junior League for the family. Awesome. Thanks Anthony Vitale, PGA for the interview and all you do as a Regional League Manager.
NGCOA CEO Jay Karen, and Augusta Ranch Golf Club owner and NGCOA Board member Don Rea speak to the latest pressing issues across the golf industry landscape and welcomed on special guest Elliott Ferguson, Chair of the Board for the U.S. Travel Association and CEO of Destination DC to shed light on the COVID-related economic impacts on facing the travel industry, and we discuss what that means for golf tourism, resorts and destinations-- a $28 billion segment of the golf industry.
We continue the conversation on race, inclusion and equality in America and where it intersects with golf. Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO, and Don Rea, PGA, Owner of Augusta Ranch Golf Club and NGCOA Board member, are thrilled to welcome on Dr. Renee Powell, Owner of Clearview Golf Club and the second ever African-American LPGA Tour player, and Dr. Michael Cooper, Chairman of the WE ARE GOLF Diversity Task Force, to Golf Business LIVE: Friday Edition
Jay Karen (NGCOA CEO) and Don Rea, PGA (Owner, Augusta Ranch Golf Club & NGCOA Board member) welcome special guest Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, to the program! They will discuss the new Back2Golf initiative, provide an update to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund, and highlight other pressing industry issues. As always, Jay & Don wrap up the very latest across the golf landscape from the week and take YOUR questions in an interactive live Q&A!
If you couldn't make it to Super Regional #1 in Atlanta, they did record the candidate presentations. It is 25 minutes, but if you want to know why I am running, what my ideas are and how it will impact the PGA member, it will be worth your time. Let me know if you have any questions.
Karen and I have been married for 21 years. My son, Don Rea III, is 28 and our daughter Katie is 17. I've been a PGA member for 18 years working/teaching at public golf courses from low to high end for 20+ years. I currently own/operate Augusta Ranch Golf Club. I have served my Section as BOD, Secretary, VP and President, and our Association on Committees and as District #14 Director (2016-19). I am currently on the NGCOA Board of Directors.
Fun fact...I used to be a professional umpire.
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