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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

NGF New Members of the Month
May 2020

by National Golf Foundation

June 2020

The NGF extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its community, a diverse group that spans all sectors of the golf industry.

These businesses share our common vision of being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the game and their membership, like many others, helps to underwrite the many research projects, publications and initiatives that NGF produces and undertakes on behalf of golf.

BUSINESS MEMBERS

Golf Marketplace

Golf Marketplace is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asset IQ Financial Services, a leading provider of re-marketing and auction service solutions that provides its clients with a lower cost and more effective alternative to the complex process of reclamation, disposition, ongoing management and resale of high-value assets. The Ohio-based company’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive and efficient marketplace in which financial institutions, distributors, dealers, golf courses, and consumers can buy or sell high value golf assets that include turf equipment, golf cars and related assets in the golf operation.

Snell Golf 

After 25 years in golf ball research and development and 38 granted U.S. patents, Dean Snell in 2015 launched his own golf ball company committed to developing premium golf balls for the amateur golfer at affordable pricing. The company’s experience in research & development, strategic manufacturing partnership, and direct-to-consumer distribution model facilitates that mission.

PGA Northern California Section 

The Northern California section of PGA was organized in 1920 to promote interest in the game of golf, the birth of this Association was heralded as an important step to the advancement of the game in the region. The Northern California Section were granted charter in October 1924 and is one of the forty-one designated Sections of the PGA of America, the world’s largest working sports organization.

RSM US

RSM US LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. With a global network of more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries, the company helps guide clients through business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. Each November, RSM sponsors a PGA TOUR event — The RSM Classic — at the Sea Island Resort in Georgia that provides an all-encompassing experience tailored to clients and guests.

Integra Realty Resources

Integra Realty Resources is considered an industry leader as the largest independent commercial real estate valuation, counseling, and advisory services firm in the United States and the Caribbean, with more than 50 local offices. In an increasingly specialized market, IRR has professionals who focus exclusively on specific asset classes and services — notably the valuations of golf related properties. IRR’s specialists deliver accurate, timely, and cost-effective valuations for golf courses and complex valuations where golf is simply a component.

Heritage Golf Group 

Heritage Golf Group, LLC is a San Diego-based owner and operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf facilities spanning South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. Founded in 1999, the company has a growing portfolio of golf facilities and a mission to provide a “truly unique hospitality experience—on the cutting edge of tradition” creating exceptional value for all members and guests. Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of first-rate clubs.

Oak Capital Advisors

Established in 2013, Oak Capital Advisors is an independent, fee-only, registered investment advisor firm that specializes in retirement planning for business owners or professionals who are retired or approaching retirement. The Charleston, South Carolina-based firm also coordinates and clarifies financial planning, money management, tax estate, and insurance planning. They operate with the highest fiduciary standards and their goal is to strive for a long-term relationship with their clients that is built on trust and transparency.

Diversified Real Estate Services

Diversified Real Estate Services, Inc. specializes in providing appraisals for mortgage lending purposes. The Minneapolis-based company serves a broad base of clients who require expertise in appraising, consulting, and appraisal reviews of different types of real estate, including golf courses. Diversified Real Estate Services is also able to offer services through permanent or temporary licensing in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and throughout the United States.

PowerPlays54

PowerPlays 54 is an expert marketing solution that brings a sensible approach exclusively for the golf industry. They offer services that include: web & graphic design, social media, strategy & branding, email marketing, public relations, and player development. Get fractional, on-demand support to drive your business, without costly agency retainers or long-term commitments.

Most Important Stretch in Golf (MISIG)

MISIG, also known as the Most Important Stretch in Golf, is a golf training aid founded by Bernie Fay. The MISIG doubles as a swing training and fitness aid, helping improve a player’s game by strengthening back and shoulder muscle while greatly improving flexibility. The MISIG device takes up less space than a single club, meaning a golfer can use this to the golf course, in the office, and even at-home. The MISIG is a great tool to help ingrain the mechanics of a proper swing.

 

FACILITY MEMBERS

Brickyard At Riverside Inc.

The Brickyard Golf Club is located in Macon, Georgia, and is widely recognized as one of the finest golf venues in the entire state. The club’s mission is to provide a golfing experience of the highest order where individuals can enjoy the beauty and challenge of a championship golf course. With a limited membership, the Brickyard is uncrowded and can be enjoyed at an unhurried pace.

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National Golf Foundation

The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry. With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.

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The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry.

With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.

Thousands of members throughout the golf community continue to support NGF initiatives and have privileged access to a catalog of NGF research reports, including the Golf Industry Report, as well as more in-depth individual studies on golf participation and facilities.

Readers who enjoy and benefit from the NGF’s unique research, data and perspective are encouraged to consider a variety of membership options and levels starting at $250 annually for a golf facility and $550 a year for a golf business.

If interested, please contact Sandi at swilliams@ngf.org or 561-354-1632.